March 31, 2014 -- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Jump for Joy! Major League Baseball Is Back
The San Diego Padres faced the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday in the North American open of the 2014 season. A full slate of games are scheduled for today.
2. Malaysia Official Traveling to US to Discuss Jet Search
Malaysia’s Acting Transport Minister will be traveling to the United States to meet with officials about the missing jetliner search, he said at a press conference today.
3. North and South Korea Trade Fire as Residents Evacuate
North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said.
4. Mudslide Search Dogs Will Take a Break as Death Toll Rises
The rains that have bedeviled rescuers working to find more victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage.
5. Dennis Rodman Hits the Court in Style
Dennis Rodman has a new on-court look. The hoops icon played in a Legends of Basketball Tour game in Argentina this weekend wearing a blonde Mohawk, purple lipstick and a face full of makeup.