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Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Saying that "Toyota intentionally concealed information" and misled the public about the danger that some of its vehicles might suddenly accelerate, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the automaker is being fined $1.2 billion for not being forthcoming after car owners started to complain ...

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Ukraine Says It's Preparing A Plan To Withdraw From Crimea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This post was last updated at 4:50 p.m.

A day after Russia claimed Crimea as its own, Ukraine's security chief said they were drawing up plans to withdraw troops and their families from the area.

The BBC reports Andriy Parubiy said during a press conference that Ukraine wanted to ...

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Missing Jet's Mysterious Turn May Have Been Plotted Early In Flight

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Twelve days into the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people on board, more clues seem to raise only more questions.

The latest news about the investigation and search for the plane includes:

-- An NBC News report that sources ...

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Is There A Method To Your March Madness?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The odds are that somebody in your office or shop is trying to get you to toss a few bucks into the pool and fill out the brackets for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which gets underway tonight. Fans of the women's championship might also ...

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VIDEO: Flames Spread After Helicopter Crashes In Seattle

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two people were killed and one was critically injured when a KOMO News helicopter crashed and burned Tuesday near Seattle's Space Needle, the station reports.

Our colleagues at KUOW write that "the Seattle Fire Department said two people have died, and one man in his 30s ...

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Here Are The 24 Heroic Stories Behind Today's Medals Of Honor

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This post was updated at 4:09 p.m. ET.

Old wrongs were righted Tuesday afternoon, as The Associated Press says, when President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans.

The men served either during World War II or during the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Just ...

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More Theories But Still No Sign Of Missing Malaysian Jet

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The search continues for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people on board. They disappeared on March 8 when the jet apparently turned west while over the Gulf of Thailand. It was on a flight that should have taken it from Kuala Lumpur north to Beijing.

Now, ...

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West Is Ruled 'By The Gun,' Putin Says As He Annexes Crimea

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

We updated this post as Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke and other leaders reacted.

Wasting no time and showing no sign that he's concerned about Western objections or economic sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea on Tuesday.

Making the case that Russia is responding to the will of the ...

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GM Recalls 1.2 Million SUVs For Problem With Air Bags

Monday, March 17, 2014

Already in the news for a recall involving 1.6 million small vehicles with faulty ignition switches, General Motors on Monday added 1.2 million SUVs and nearly 400,000 other vehicles to its list of models with problems that need fixing.

The new recalls, which GM has listed ...

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VIDEO: News Anchors Dive For Cover As Quake Shakes L.A.

Monday, March 17, 2014

When a 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California on Monday morning, KTLA-TV morning anchors Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson were live on the air. It was 6:25 a.m. local time.

Watch as they react and do what Californians know to do: "Drop, cover and hold ...

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Paris Ends 'Odd Or Even' Limit On Cars After One Day

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hoping to cut down on air pollution that in recent days has reached dangerous levels, city officials in Paris on Monday began trying to cut automobile emissions by enforcing an odd-even system of traffic rules.

For the most part, only cars with odd-numbered license plates could be on ...

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Last Words From Cockpit May Be Clue To Jet's Disappearance

Monday, March 17, 2014

We're updating this post as new information comes in.

There's still no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 or the 239 people on board.

The plane went missing March 8, less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on what was supposed to be about a ...

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Russia Recognizes Independent Crimea; U.S. And EU 'Stand Firm' With Ukraine

Monday, March 17, 2014

Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET.

Russia has officially recognized Crimea as a sovereign independent state, after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to that effect late Monday, according to a release from the Kremlin. The decree takes effect immediately, naming "the Republic of Crimea, in which the city ...

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Two Weeks After Waking Up In Body Bag, Man Dies

Friday, March 14, 2014

Walter Williams, the 78-year-old man from Mississippi who two weeks ago "came back to life once he was put on an embalming table," has died.

According to The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said Williams died around 1 a.m. Thursday.

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No Breakthrough In Talks About Ukraine

Friday, March 14, 2014

This post has been updated.

Update at 12:45 ET: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came away from talks Friday in London saying they had not come any closer to an agreement about how to end the crisis in Ukraine.

Lavrov told reporters after ...

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Missing Jet Reportedly Kept Sending Signals For 5 1/2 Hours

Friday, March 14, 2014

Update at 10:20 a.m. ET: After Flight MH370 Disappeared, It Kept Telling Satellites 'I'm Awake':

Communications satellites continued to receive signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane for at least 5 1/2 hours after it disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand, a source familiar with the investigation tells NPR's Frank ...

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As Vote In Crimea Nears, Kerry Has Words Of Warning For Russia

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Among the latest developments related to the crisis in Ukraine:

-- "The United States and the European Union will respond on Monday with a 'serious series of steps' against Russia if a referendum on Ukraine's Crimea region goes ahead on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said ...

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Small-Scale Attacks Could Bring Down U.S. Power Grid, Report Says

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The nation's entire power grid could be blacked out for months if as few as nine of the nation's 55,000 electric substations were put out of commission by saboteurs, The Wall Street Journal writes, citing a "previously unreported" study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The Journal's report ...

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