Malaysian leader: plane's disappearance deliberate
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian passenger jet missing for more than a week had its communications deliberately disabled and its last signal came about seven and a half hours after takeoff, meaning it could have ended up as far as Kazakhstan or deep in the southern Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday
Missing jet: Piracy would require special skills
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.
10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:
US, West brace for Crimea vote to leave Ukraine
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.
Obama seeks to stay neutral in CIA-Senate spat
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp focus his complicated role in managing the post-Sept. 11 anti-terror programs he inherited from George W. Bush.
AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks
Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He'll now try winning as an executive.
No. 16 Iowa State beats No. 10 Kansas, 94-83
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Georges Niang walked off the floor in the closing minutes with a bloody towel pressed tightly to his forehead, pumping his fist and riling up the Iowa State fans in the Sprint Center.
No. 7 Duke escapes against Clemson, 63-62, at ACCs
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rod Hall stormed down the court, determined to send No. 7 Duke to another one-and-done at the ACC tournament.
WR Steve Smith signs 3-year deal with Ravens
Steve Smith is eager to continue his NFL career in Baltimore, where he's just a short flight from his permanent home in Charlotte.
Garrigus hopes to land a big one at Innisbrook
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus talks about the skill involved in the trade, and it's certainly more than just taking it back and letting it fly. The location changes everything, for not every place is the same. Some moments involve power, others require a delicate touch.