IRS Fireworks, New Hope in Hunt for Missing Plane

At 9:30 the House Ways & Means Committee is holding discussions about whether or not to criminally prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner over IRS abuses. There may be fireworks. We'll have a live report from Mike Emanuel and we'll ask Karl Rove about it.

Benghazi likely to be a big story today too. The Democrats are upset at the continued focus on the White House reaction to the story. But Republicans say they will continue to demand answers. Catherine Herridge reporting.

0940EDT -- House Armed Services Cmte Ranking Member Adam Smith and House Oversight & Government Reform Cmte Ranking Member Elijah Cummings hold media availability to discuss "Republicans' continuing effort to turn the tragic attack in Benghazi, which took place more than a yr and half ago, into a scandal." LIVE via LiveU

1330EDT -- Sens Graham, Ayotte, and McCain, along with Rep Gowdy, detail some of the unanswered questions about the Sept 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya. LIVE

There's also hearings today on the Boston Marathon bombing, and on funding the EPA.

1000EDT -- House Homeland Security Cmte holds hearing on "The Boston Marathon Bombings, One Year On: A Look Back to Look Forward." Fmr Boston Police Cmsner Ed Davis, Watertown PD Chief Edward Devau, and Watertown PD sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese testify. LIVE

Good news in the hunt for the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. A search plane has detected two signals in the southern Indian Ocean after a day of silence. The expiration date on the black boxes has passed, but officials are hoping they're lasting longer than expected.

Two big decisions on cases we've been watching closely. Guilty verdicts in both the Stiletto murder trial and the Aspen Socialite murder car bomb murder.

The punishment phase begins today in the murder conviction of Ana Trujilo after the jury found her guilty of murdering her boyfriend with a five and a half inch stiletto heel. The jury deliberating for just 2 hours.

A once-prominent socialite faces life in prison for murdering her ex-husband. Pamela Phillips guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. She hired a hit man to blow up her ex with a car bomb.

Oscar Pistorius back on the stand today in South Africa. The so-called bladerunner accused of murdering his model wife Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius broke down on the stand yesterday and testimony had to be suspended.

The President travels to Fort Hood, Texas today to honor the dead and injured from that massacre left week by a deranged soldier. 3 died and 16 injured.

1230EDT -- Air Force One arrives Ft. Hood/Robert Gray Air Field. POOL TAPE

1250EDT -- Motorcade arrives Fort Hood.

Washington casting a skeptical eye on the proposed Time Warner Comcast merger today. We'll monitor.

1000EDT -- Senate Judiciary Cmte holds hearing on "Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers." Comcast Corp exec VP David Cohen, Time Warner Cable exec VP & CFO Arthur Minson Jr., Public Knowledge pres & CEO Gene Kimmelman, Back9Network chair & CEO James Bosworth Jr., Spot on Networks CEO Richard Sherwin, and Univ of PA Law School prof Christopher Yoo testify. LIVE

Big hearing on Ukraine today. Tensions continue to mount with various officials from the West accusing Russia of fomenting violence and unrest in Eastern Ukraine as a possible pre-emptive move before sending troops in..

1000EDT -- The Cmsn on Security & Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Cmsn) holds hearing on "Ukraine: Confronting Internal Challenges and External Threats." Asst Secy of State for European & Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testifies. LIVE

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.