Investigator: Missing plane flew over Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian investigators are increasingly certain that the missing jetliner turned back across the country after losing communications, and that someone with aviation skills was responsible for the unexplained change in course, according to a government official involved in the probe.
Missing jet pilots had firm community, family ties
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The pilots of the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet were a middle-aged family man passionate enough about flying to build his own simulator and a 27-year-old contemplating marriage who had just graduated to the cockpit of the Boeing 777.
West readies sanctions on Russia after Crimea vote
LONDON (AP) — The top diplomats for Russia and the U.S. voiced pessimism Friday about negotiating an immediate end to the crisis in Ukraine, whose strategic Crimea region is voting this weekend about whether to secede.
After Crimea, wary Eastern Europe asks: who's next
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Broken promises of help from the West. A tragic history of Russian invasion that goes back centuries. A painful awareness that conflicts in this volatile region are contagious. These are the factors that make nations across Eastern Europe watch events in Ukraine — and tremble.
Rescuers searching rubble from NYC blast
NEW YORK (AP) — Using sound devices to probe for voices and telescopic cameras to peer into small spaces, workers searching a pile of rubble from a gas explosion in New York City were clinging to the possibility Friday of finding survivors from a blast that brought down two apartment buildings and killed at least eight people.