Final words from jet came after systems shutdown
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The final words from the missing Malaysian jetliner's cockpit gave no indication anything was wrong, even though one of the plane's communications systems had already been disabled, officials said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance.
After missing jet saga, changes not assured
NEW YORK (AP) — The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has exposed wide gaps in how the world's airlines — and their regulators — operate. But experts warn this isn't likely to be one of those defining moments that lead to fundamental changes.
EU mulling next steps against Russia over Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking steps to increase sanctions against Russia over what many believe is a planned annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, as Moscow has changed from a wary partner to a diplomatic adversary in the space of a few months.
Fetching 'Peabody & Sherman' top box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" took the lead in its second weekend.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba gears for US IPO
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said Sunday that it will go public on a U.S. stock exchange in a move analysts say might raise up to $15 billion in the year's biggest initial public offering.
16 killed in stampedes for jobs in Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Officials and activists say at least 16 people died in stampedes when a half million people were invited to apply for fewer than 5,000 Nigerian government jobs.
3 pieces of evidence point to jet's takeover
There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked.
RWE to sell oil production unit to LetterOne Group
BERLIN (AP) — Germany energy company RWE AG says it plans to sell its oil and gas exploration and production division to LetterOne Group in a deal valuing the business at about 5.1 billion euros ($7.1 billion).
Dubai refinancing deal reached on $20 billion owed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai has reached an agreement with Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates' central bank to extend repayment of $20 billion of debt it incurred in the lead up to the global financial crisis, the country's official news agency reported Sunday.
Wind power line proposal irks some Midwest farmers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation's effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don't want high-power transmission lines on their land.