Oil slicks found in hunt for missing Malaysia jet
8 Mar. 2014 12:18 PM ET
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.
Boeing 777: 1 of the most popular, safest jets
8 Mar. 2014 12:18 AM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boeing 777 flown by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared Saturday morning over the South China Sea is one of the world's most popular — and safest — jets.
Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea
8 Mar. 2014 11:01 AM ET
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.
Crimea's new leader, a man with a murky past
8 Mar. 2014 1:07 PM ET
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Two weeks ago, Sergey Aksyonov was a small-time Crimean politician, the leader of a tiny pro-Russia political party that could barely summon 4 percent of the votes in the last regional election. He was a little-known businessman with a murky past and a nickname — "Goblin" — left over from the days when criminal gangs flourished here after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age
8 Mar. 2014 12:43 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
Cardinals, 3B Carpenter agree to $52M, 6-year deal
8 Mar. 2014 12:52 PM ET
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Matt Carpenter called agreeing to a new $52 million, six-year deal with St. Louis a no-brainer. The Cardinals are hoping their third baseman sticks even longer than that.
Olympic champion Shiffrin wins WCup slalom title
8 Mar. 2014 12:21 PM ET
ARE, Sweden (AP) — American Mikaela Shiffrin retained her World Cup slalom title on Saturday, adding to her Sochi Olympics gold medal in the discipline just five days before her 19th birthday.
Olympic champion Ligety beats Raich to win WCup GS
8 Mar. 2014 9:41 AM ET
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Olympic champion Ted Ligety overcame a softening course and a challenge by Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich to win a men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.
Rockets win 4th straight, 112-86 over Pacers
8 Mar. 2014 1:35 AM ET
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Rockets were determined to make up for their most lopsided loss of the season when they got a second shot at Indiana on Friday night.
Plea for peace and Ukraine's independence in Sochi
8 Mar. 2014 1:39 PM ET
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — In the fading light in the mountains above Sochi, the athletes and flags from Russia and Ukraine appeared side by side Saturday, united by success on the opening day of action at the Paralympics as the discord between their nations deepens.
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