IN HEADLINES TODAY: Occupy the Midwest set for St. Louis; Swiss bus crash

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 5:55 p.m. CDT

Here are some of today's top stories about Missouri, the nation and the world, according to The Associated Press.

Missouri | 600 expected at Occupy the Midwest conference in St. Louis

Occupy the Midwest conference leaders said the event planned for this weekend should bring almost 600 people from 20 cities to St. Louis. The conference runs Thursday through Sunday and will include workshops and protests.

Nation | Romney touts lead in votes over other GOP candidates

Mitt Romney, who's vying to become the Republican Party's presidential candidate, has won more delegates than have his competitors combined. He said his success proves he appeals to a variety of voters. Next up in the race are caucuses Saturday in Missouri and Sunday in Puerto Rico.

Nation | AT&T drawing ire for slower 'unlimited' 3G service

AT&T has offered to talk about a settlement with a customer who sued the company for providing slow "unlimited" data service. Matthew Spaccarelli was awarded $850 in small claims court at the end of February and is encouraging other customers to follow his lead.

About 17 million AT&T smartphone users have unlimited data plans. The company used to slow down data service once users hit the top 5 percent of use in their areas. Two weeks ago, however, AT&T said it would change its policy and start slowing service after customers on unlimited plans used 3 gigabytes of data.

Nation | Obama picks North Carolina to win NCAA Tournament

President Barack Obama's 2012 NCAA bracket has North Carolina beating Kentucky in the final game of the tournament. He also has selected Missouri and Ohio State to make it to the Final Four. In 2009, Obama correctly predicted North Carolina would win the championship.

World | Swiss bus crash kills 28, including 22 children

A tourist bus in Switzerland crashed into a concrete wall in a tunnel Tuesday night, killing 28 people, including 22 children. An additional 24 children were admitted to the hospital. The cause of the accident hasn't been determined yet. All passengers were wearing seat belts, and the bus wasn't speeding, Swiss police said.

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