AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost in stormy weather
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.
Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight
NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar.
Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident
The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore.
US, NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led combat troops to the country's own security forces.
1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.
Orton, Bills beat disinterested Patriots 17-9
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Kyle Orton threw for one touchdown, Anthony Dixon ran for another and the Buffalo Bills finished their first winning season in 10 years with a 17-9 win over the going-through-the motions New England Patriots on Sunday.
Sugar Bowl: Jones, Sims rise as unexpected stars
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones opened the season stuck behind one Heisman candidate and another talented enough to throw his name in the mix, too. Alabama's Blake Sims succeeded a Heisman finalist, outdueled a more heralded challenger and emerged as the Crimson Tide's offensive leader.
Murray breaks Smith's Cowboys season rushing mark
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — DeMarco Murray broke the franchise single-season rushing record for the Dallas Cowboys, passing Emmitt Smith in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.
Kessler leads No. 24 USC to 45-42 win over Huskers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It wasn't until Nelson Agholor knocked down a desperation pass by Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. inside the 10 that Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian could exhale and celebrate.