It's Thursday, July 24 and here is your day ahead:

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

An Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers. Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff from the northwestern part of Africa. Officials say the flight had been missing for hours before news was made public. More on this story

In local news...

WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies this morning with temperatures starting in the lower 50s. Skies will turn partly sunny this afternoon as highs climb to the middle and upper 70s.  Full forecast 


man jumps from Monona Terrace into Lake Monona His video has racked up hundreds of hits, and now he may have to pay hundreds of dollars in fines. A video was posted to YouTube on Tuesday showing a man jumping from Monona Terrance into Lake Monona. The video shows the man standing on a ledge, which officials at Monona Terrace say is an offense that carries a fine. More on this story


Gov. Walker's administration says it will no longer enforce the state's contraception coverage law for employers with religious objections. Last month the US Supreme Court overturned requirements that small, privately run companies must provide contraceptives to women. It was a victory for family-owned companies like Hobby Lobby, whose owners challenged the law. State democrats argue that Wisconsin's law is not affected by the decision. More on this story


The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to clarify whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects. The justices are expected to release rulings Thursday in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from their cellphone providers to track them down. More on this story


Following a homicide outside a Madison hotel on Saturday, a man is arrested. Marcius Lee was taken into custody in Chicago Tuesday. A man from Portland, Oregon was killed. Police believe the shooting was drug-related. More on this story

In national news...


Joseph Wood executed Arizona Botched?: Another lethal injection and with it more questions about whether it was carried out humanely. During Arizona's execution of Joseph Wood last night, he snorted and struggled to breathe during the nearly two hours it took him to die, his attorney said. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has directed the Department of Corrections to review the process, saying she's concerned by the length of time it took to carry out the lethal injection. A federal judge ordered local officials to preserve all physical evidence in Wood's execution. More on this story


In mourning: Another 74 coffins are expected to arrive in the Netherlands today as recovery teams continue the grim task of transferring the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Ukraine. The Boeing 777 with 298 people aboard was shot down a week ago over the nation's east where separatist rebels are in control. Of the victims, 193 were Dutch citizens. The transfer of remains is expected to be completed by Friday. More on this story


Ban Ki-moon, John Kerry Diplomatic efforts: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is burning up the diplomacy trial, trying to secure a cease-fire in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. "Over the last few days Secretary Kerry has been engaged with the Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Europeans, the UN, the Arab League, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey, and the UAE to determine how to achieve an end to the current violence and build a process that can create a sustainable path forward," White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said. About 700 Palestinians and 35 Israelis - 32 soldiers and three civilians - have died in the conflict. More on this story


A billion here, a billion there: House Republicans and the White House are far apart when it comes to paying for the country's immigration crisis along the southern border. The $1.5 billion funding package they offered yesterday is almost $1 billion smaller than the version introduced by Senate Democrats a day earlier and is less than half of the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama requested. The GOP wants changes in policy before they kick in any more money. More on this story


In treatment: A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health. Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Doctors Without Borders at a hospital in the capital city, Freetown. Until falling ill, Khan had been overseeing Ebola treatment and isolation units at a government hospital, about 185 miles east of Freetown. Sierra Leone has had 427 confirmed cases of Ebola and 144 deaths. More on this story