Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence
14 Mar. 2014 8:49 PM ET
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysia Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers.
Missing jet: Piracy would require special skills
14 Mar. 2014 8:18 PM ET
To steal Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 out of midair would require a pilot who knew how to elude detection by both civilian and military radar. It would take a runway at least a mile long to land the wide-body jet, possibly in the dark, and a hangar big enough to hide it. All without being seen.
US, West brace for Crimea vote to leave Ukraine
14 Mar. 2014 6:57 PM ET
LONDON (AP) — The West braced Friday for a vote by the Crimean Peninsula to secede from Ukraine — and likely be annexed by Russia — as the last attempt for diplomacy broke down despite threats of costly international sanctions and other imminent penalties against Moscow for forcibly challenging a pro-European government in Kiev.
After 37 years on lam, killer caught in Fla.
14 Mar. 2014 4:05 PM ET
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida, living under an assumed name, getting married and working for an air conditioning company.
Malnutrition grows among Syrian refugee children
14 Mar. 2014 2:04 PM ET
KAB ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — Trapped in her northern Syrian village by fighting, Mervat watched her newborn baby progressively shrink. Her daughter's dark eyes seemed to grow bigger as her face grew more skeletal. Finally, Mervat escaped to neighboring Lebanon, and a nurse told her the girl was starving.
AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks
14 Mar. 2014 8:20 PM ET
Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He'll now try winning as an executive.
No. 1 Florida turns it on late, beats Mizzou 72-49
14 Mar. 2014 5:21 PM ET
ATLANTA (AP) — With just over 10 minutes remaining, top-ranked Florida found itself in a dogfight, looking very much like it could be headed for its first loss against a Southeastern Conference team.
No. 16 Iowa State beats No. 10 Kansas, 94-83
14 Mar. 2014 9:25 PM ET
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Georges Niang scored 25 points before leaving with a bloody gash to his forehead in the closing minutes, and No. 16 Iowa State held on to beat No. 10 Kansas 94-83 Friday night and reach its first Big 12 tournament title game since 2000.
No. 8 Michigan overcomes scare from Illinois 64-63
14 Mar. 2014 4:59 PM ET
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This time, Jordan Morgan got the ball to bounce the right way — and Michigan celebrated.
Column: Time to dump conference tournaments
14 Mar. 2014 8:18 PM ET
ATLANTA (AP) — Looking around at all the empty seats at the Georgia Dome, one can't help but wonder if conference tournaments have outlived their usefulness.
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