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State media: Malaysian plane crashed off Vietnam coast
7 Mar 2014 at 10:28pm
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official.
Mystery hangs over identity of deadly Kiev snipers
7 Mar 2014 at 2:52pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ? One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
Boeing 777: 1 of the most popular, safest jets
7 Mar 2014 at 9:20pm
The Boeing 777 flown by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared Saturday morning over the South China Sea is one of the world's most popular ? and safest ? jets.
Controversy marks Newsweek's comeback
7 Mar 2014 at 7:37pm
NEW YORK (AP) ? A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency.
Blast of winter weather can't faze US employers
7 Mar 2014 at 1:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.
Officer says US general sexually assaulted her
7 Mar 2014 at 6:06pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) ? An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.
Kids rescued from surf: 'Mom tried to kill us'
7 Mar 2014 at 4:06pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? After she drove her minivan into the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, authorities say a pregnant South Carolina woman tried to call off bystanders hustling to rescue her three screaming children from the water that was rushing in through the windows.
Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony
7 Mar 2014 at 3:06pm
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) ? In a day of potentially damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year. And a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house on the night of her death.
GOP pushes social issues at conservative showcase
7 Mar 2014 at 12:48pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) ? Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
Ukraine decides to compete in Paralympics in Sochi
7 Mar 2014 at 7:00am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) ? Ukraine will compete in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi despite Russia's military moves in Crimea.
Report: Vietnam detects signals from missing plane
7 Mar 2014 at 8:08pm
BEIJING (AP) ? Vietnamese media reported that authorities have detected signals from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off the southwestern coast of Vietnam on Saturday, hours after the flight went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
China: Vietnam detects signals from missing place
7 Mar 2014 at 7:54pm
BEIJING (AP) ? China's state media says Vietnamese authorities have detected signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
APNewsBreak: FBI investigates prison company
7 Mar 2014 at 3:25pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) ? The FBI has launched an investigation of the Corrections Corporation of America over the company's running of an Idaho prison with a reputation so violent that inmates dubbed it "Gladiator School."
Malaysia loses contact with plane carrying 239
7 Mar 2014 at 7:14pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) ? A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
Militant grip transforms, terrorizes Syrian city
7 Mar 2014 at 8:46am
BEIRUT (AP) ? Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria's eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq.