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Missing Malaysian Jet May Never Be Found, Head Of Search Warns

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"The head of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has raised the possibility that no wreckage from the passenger jet may ever be found, revealing authorities have a very poor understanding about how fast or far it traveled," The Sydney Morning Herald writes.

Retired Air Chief Marshal ...

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Death Toll From Mudslide Increased To 27

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

This post was updated at 1:45 p.m. ET.

The search continues in Oso, Wash., for victims of the massive mudslide that swept through about 50 homes and properties on March 22.

We reported Monday evening that the death toll stood at 24. Of those, 19 people ...

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Russia May Withdraw Some Troops From Near Border With Ukraine

Monday, March 31, 2014

Russia is going to withdraw some of its troops from near the border with Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, according to the German leader's office.

If that happens, it will mark the first time since it effectively took Crimea from ...

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Stocks Rise After Fed's Yellen Says Economy's Not So Hot

Monday, March 31, 2014

Just under two weeks ago, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen emerged from her first meeting as head of the central bank's policymaking committee to talk to reporters.

Stocks fell.

As David Wessel of the Brookings Institution told Morning Edition, Yellen seemed to fumble a key question. ...

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At Indictment, Pakistan's Musharraf Asserts His Innocence

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pervez Musharraf, the army chief who took over Pakistan in a 1999 coup and ruled as president for another nine years, was indicted Monday by a special court in Islamabad on five counts of high treason.

As The Associated Press says, those are charges that carry the death ...

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Palestinian Diplomat Was Not Killed By Booby Trap, Police Say

Monday, March 31, 2014

The circumstances of Jamal al-Jamal's death remain a mystery, but police in Prague say they've ruled out one cause.

Jamal, the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, was not killed on Jan. 1 by a blast set off when he opened a safe at his residence, Prague police ...

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Two Koreas Exchange Live Fire, Lob Shells Into Sea

Monday, March 31, 2014

"The two Koreas exchanged artillery fire across the western maritime border on Monday after the North staged a live-fire drill that sent artillery shells into southern waters and prompted the evacuation of South Korean islanders," South Korea's Yonhap News writes.

According to The Japan Times:

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Only 'Ocean Junk' Found So Far As Search For Jet Continues

Monday, March 31, 2014

The state of the now 24-day-old search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane and the 239 people on board can be summed up by these four reports:

-- "Objects sighted at sea on Sunday by an Australian Orion searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been identified as fishing ...

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U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities

Monday, March 31, 2014

"The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, a new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes.

The report also wastes no time in ...

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$292M For Baseball's Miguel Cabrera? Let's Dig Into That Number

Friday, March 28, 2014

The numbers are eye-popping:

MLB.com and other news sites are reporting that Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is getting an eight-year contract extension from the team that means he's guaranteed to earn $292 million over the next 10 years if he keeps playing.

He'll have the new ...

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House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers Won't Seek Re-Election

Friday, March 28, 2014

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., confirmed Friday that he will not seek re-election in November and is going to host a talk show on the Cumulus radio network starting next year.

Rogers made the announcement, which was the subject of rumors Thursday night, on ...

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Death Toll From Mudslide 'Will Only Increase'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Officials expect to release more information later today about the death toll from last weekend's massive mudslide in Oso, Wash., and they're warning that the news is going to be grim.

"We understand there has been confusion over the reported number of fatalities," Snohomish County District 21 Fire ...

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New Lead Shifts Search For Missing Jet 700 Miles North

Friday, March 28, 2014

Further analysis of how fast Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was flying has led investigators to think it went down in the Indian Ocean closer to Australia than previously thought.

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Mudslide Volunteers: 'We're Going In Whether You Let Us Or Not'

Thursday, March 27, 2014

When emergency personnel got to the scene of Saturday's mudslide near Oso, Wash., they kept people away. Much of a mountain had torn off, roared across the Stillaguamish River, and destroyed about 50 homes and properties.

The mixture of mud and destroyed structures was, as NPR's Martin Kaste ...

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Review Done For Gov. Christie's Office Absolves Him In Bridge Scandal

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's "account of these events rings true" and he has "conducted himself at every turn as someone who has nothing to hide," according to an investigation — done at the request of the governor's office — of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

The law ...

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Obama Lays Out His Plan To Have Telecoms Store Call Data

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Following up on his acknowledgement in January that it's problematic to have the National Security Agency collecting and storing massive amounts of information about individuals' phone calls, President Obama announced Thursday that he has decided "the data should remain at the telephone companies."

NPR's Tamara Keith tells our ...

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'Do It For Denmark' Video Urges Danes To Go All The Way

Thursday, March 27, 2014

While The Washington Post Morning Mix blog helpfully digs into statistics about Denmark's low birth rate and slow population growth, we'll get right to the point:

This Do It For Denmark! video is likely to amuse, if not titillate, you. (And yes, this is a mildly ...

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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, GDP Growth Revised Up Slightly

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The economic news about both last quarter and last week is on the positive side:

-- The Bureau of Economic Analysis says the economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in fourth-quarter 2013, a bit better than its previous estimate that gross domestic product had ...

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Sentenced To Death 46 Years Ago, Japanese Man Is Now Free

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Japanese man who may have been on death row longer than anyone else in the world walked out of prison on Thursday after newly analyzed DNA evidence prompted a judge to order that he be retried.

Iwao Hakamada, now 78, was sentenced to death in 1968. The part-time boxer ...

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Planes Turn Back, But Ships Continue Search For Flight 370

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nearly three weeks after it disappeared, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and any sign of the 239 people who were on board continues in the southern Indian Ocean. Thursday's news is that:

-- Planes Grounded. Bad weather in the search area, about 1,500 miles southwest of ...

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