10 things you need to know today: December 29, 2014

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1. Indonesian officials say missing airliner probably "at the bottom of the sea"

Crews on Monday spotted suspicious objects in the water after resuming the search for AirAsia Flight 8501, which vanished on Sunday with 162 people on board. The head of Indonesia's search and rescue operations said Monday that the airliner is believed to be "at the bottom of the sea." The Airbus A320-200 went missing over the Java Sea after running into intense thunderstorms. It disappeared without a distress call shortly after air-traffic controllers reportedly denied the crew's request for permission to climb to a higher altitude.

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