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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.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:22:47 -0500
Warning shots fired to turn monitors back from Crimea
The mood darkened in Russian-occupied Crimea on Saturday after overnight confrontations between Russian troops and besieged Ukrainian soldiers raised tensions on the ground in the biggest East-West face-off since the Cold War.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:05:31 -0500
Bachmann blasts Clinton as GOP summit ends
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton "has a lot to explain" should she run for president, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, the final day of its annual meeting.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:21:52 -0500
Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:53:44 -0500
Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michelle Obama smiles, clapping by her side.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:44:27 -0500
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
JERUSALEM (AP) Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other, due to unspecified security concerns.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:58:10 -0500
South Africa: Mandela comrade stays in the game
JOHANNESBURG (AP) One of Nelson Mandela's closest confidants is still challenging the powers that be, with plenty of guidance from his ancestors, the ancient Greeks.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:45:42 -0500
Controversy marks Newsweek's comeback
NEW YORK (AP) A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:35:45 -0500
Pistorius trial grips viewers worldwide
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) During breaks in his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes confers intensely with his camp, murmuring in the ear of his chief defense lawyer. When witnesses testify, the double-amputee athlete takes notes or sits with hands clasped, occasionally covering his face, head bowed, as though troubled by the graphic accounts of how he fatally shot his girlfriend last year.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:14:02 -0500
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