Air force chief: Malaysia jet may have turned back
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications.
Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
73 arrested at Massachusetts pre-St. Pat's blowout
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual "Blarney Blowout." There were more than 70 arrests and four officers were injured in the clashes that included some students throwing beer bottles, cans and snowballs, officials said.
Correction: Ukraine-Crimea's Goblin story
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — In a story March 9 about Crimea's new leader, The Associated Press misidentified him as prime minister of Crimea's regional parliament. He is the prime minister of Crimea's regional government.