Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.
Hunt for missing jet widens to distant waters
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Authorities are expanding their search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane to the Malacca Strait, far from its last confirmed location, the airline said Tuesday, injecting new mystery into an investigation that so far has failed to come up with any answers.
Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become independent state
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine — an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.
General's defense to try for plea deal in sex case
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for an Army general charged with sexual assault said Tuesday that they have decided to try to renegotiate a plea bargain with a new set of military officials after the judge determined that the case may have been improperly influenced by political concerns from the Pentagon.
Friend: Pistorius shot gun out of car and at cafe
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A friend of Oscar Pistorius testified in the Olympian's murder trial Tuesday that the athlete twice fired guns for which the double-amputee is charged with firearms violations.