Here are this morning's top news headlines:
- Japan: A second reactor at the Fukushima plant may have ruptured and appeared to be releasing radioactive steam. That development put off the unusual attempt to use a helicopter to dump water on a pool containing spent fuel rods. [NYTimes]
- March Madness: Duke freshman Kyrie Irving has been cleared to practice and may make his first appearance for the Blue Devils in Friday night's game. [The Chronicle]
- Entertainment: Netflix is in talks to exclusively distribute an original TV series by David Fincher and Kevin Spacey, putting it in direct competition with HBO and other premium cable channels. There are rumors that Hulu is looking to get in the series creation business as well. [Mashable]
- Celebs: Flight of the Conchors star Jermaine Clement threw water on a group of papparazi in New York; one of them threw a cup of hot chocolate back on him. [Gawker]
- Economy: Higher energy costs and a steep rise in food prices led to increased inflation pressures last month, although excluding those categories, inflation was tame. [CNBC]
- NBA: Several players on the Los Angeles Clippers paid for former coach Kim Hughes' cancer-related surgery when the team refused to pay for it. [ESPN]
- Shock Video: A Bahrain protester was shot in the face yesterday by the military and it was all caught on video. It's an incredibly disturbing video, but if you want to watch it, it's after the jump.