Malaysia: Report missing plane kept flying wrong
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's defense minister has denied reports that engine data from the missing Malaysian jetliner indicated it may have kept flying for four hours after its last communication.
Searchers scour rubble after gas explosion kills 6
NEW YORK (AP) — Under the bright glare of generator-powered floodlights, rescue workers using back hoes and a bulldozer tried to clear through mountains of broken bricks and splintered wood early Thursday as they searched for any additional victims still buried from an explosion that demolished two Manhattan apartment buildings and killed at least 6 people. Meanwhile, questions swirled about the gas leak that triggered the blast and whether complaints about gas odors had been ignored.
Police: Driver kills 2 at South by Southwest fest
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.
Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew dies
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday. He was 85.
Merkel: Russia risks huge consequences in Ukraine
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Russia risks "massive" political and economic consequences if Moscow does not enter into "negotiations that achieve results" over the situation in Ukraine.