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March 26, 2014

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Early weather and community news for your day

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CULLMAN — Today’s tidbit:

Today is Make Your Own Holiday Day. Hmmm, let’s see if my supervisor goes for this one! To celebrate, I’m making this in the morning:

Easy Coffee Cake — in the Microwave!

Cake batter

    1 1/2 cups buttermilk biscuit mix (Bisquick)

    1/4 cup white sugar

    1/2 cup milk

    1 egg

    2 tablespoons oil

    1/3 cup buttermilk biscuit mix

    1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)

    2 tablespoons butter

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4 cup chopped nuts

Glaze

    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

    1 tablespoon milk

In mixing bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups biscuit mix and white sugar. Add 1/2 cup milk, egg, and oil. 3

Beat by hand, mixing well. Pour into greased 8-inch round dish.

Blend 1/3 cup biscuit mix, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter and sprinkle with nuts. Microwave on HIGH for 5-7 minutes. (6 minutes always works perfectly in my microwave.). Cool 15 minutes; drizzle with fine glaze. Serve warm.

Glaze: Stir together confectioner's sugar and 1 Tbsp milk. From tip of spoon, drizzle glaze over cake in spoke fashion.

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. HUNT FOR MALAYSIAN JET RESUMES IN CALMER SEAS

The hunt for Flight 370 resumes across a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean after fierce winds and high waves forced a daylong halt.

2.  MORE BODIES RECOVERED FROM WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE

Rescuers searching for survivors after a massive landslide recover two more bodies for a total of 16 and believe they have located another eight.

3. PANEL CONSIDERED PHONE COMPANY OPTION

AP’s Eileen Sullivan reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but rejected — alternate ways for the NSA to collect and store Americans’ phone records.

4. HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT EXTENDED AFTER GLITCHES

The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.

5. WHAT OBAMA’S CONCEDING ABOUT UKRAINE FOR FIRST TIME

The president acknowledges that Russia is unlikely to surrender control of Crimea — while insisting that the international community will never recognize the takeover.

6. WHO’S BEING BENCHED ON OBAMA TRIP

The Secret Service sends three agents home from the Netherlands just before the president’s arrival after one agent was found intoxicated in an Amsterdam hotel.

7. WHO IS GOING HI-TECH IN TACKLING DROUGHT

NASA is taking snow surveys off the ground, saying it can measure snowpack and water content from planes flying over California’s and Colorado’s mountains.

8. BARS, STUDIOS OFFER NOVEL APPROACH FOR “ARTISTS”

“Social painting” enables people to imbibe and relax while rediscovering their creative side.

9. WHO IS BECOMING MORE PET FRIENDLY

A growing number of cities are allowing pets to join families wanting to take refuge in domestic violence shelters.

10. NEW KING OF THE BASEBALL HILL

The Dodgers are ending the Yankees’ 15-year streak as baseball’s biggest spenders with a projected payroll this season of $235 million, an AP study shows.

 

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