Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications who may have boarded the flight.
A Ukrainian border patrol plane came under fire while flying at about 1,000 metres near the administrative border with Russian-occupied Crimea on Saturday, border guards said as the crisis in the region deepens.
It’s not every day that a 78-year-old man comes out in favor of same-sex marriage, particularly when that septuagenarian happens to be His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. In…
Dozens of Ukrainian computer networks, including those run by the Kiev government, have been infected by an aggressive virus known as Snake or Ouroboros, and experts say that there's every chance that Russia is behind it.
From his sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, with roughly a dozen police officers outside, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Saturday that everyone in the world will be just as effectively monitored soon -- at least digitally.
The first term senator won 31 percent of the vote, ahead of second-place finisher Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz who took 11 percent. They were among a crowded field of hopefuls on the ballot at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference gathering in suburban…
A top aide to President Barack Obama who has managed much of his schedule, planned events and helped choose staff and appointments will leave the White House in early May, a White House official said on Saturday. Alyssa Mastromonaco, Obama's deputy…
Researchers at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project concluded Lincoln was writing to an ally to ask him to maintain a secret relationship with a political insider during the 1860 election campaign.
Afghanistan's first vice president, Marshal Mohammed Qassim Fahim, has died, a spokesman of the Afghan government has confirmed. In an online statement on Sunday, presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi said that Fahim had passed away and that the government had called for a national mourning period.
Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high- school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s Corp. that she calls a “last resort” because nobody would offer her anything better.
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Last night, at the apex of her career, standing before a TV audience of one billion, Cate Blanchett held the Best Actress Oscar in her hand and chided ‘filmmakers "who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are not.
The president of the United States has publicly declared that he knows the minimum wage any worker in the United States should earn as an hourly salary: $10.10. Why not $11.11 or $9.99 has been left a mystery. But what the president is sure of is that businessmen clearly are stonehearted money grabbers exploiting some of their workers by not paying them the real value of what their labor is worth.
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There is more, of course, to international relations than simply the use of force. However, there is no greater responsibility for an American President than the national defense and keeping the peace. And, unfortunately, whether we like it or not, in the world in which we live maintaining the peace and protecting the country ultimately rely on a credible threat. People listen to us and avoid confronting us, because they believe we can and will respond forcefully if need be.
Any rational person who watched Harry Ried declare that all of the negative stories about Obamacare were lies, had to feel their blood boil. Then reading a column by Paul Krugman in the New York Times would cause that boiling blood to completely boil over. What is the truth?
Accepting the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday—technically, it might have been Monday at that point—Steve McQueen took a moment to thank “this amazing historian Sue Eakin,” who “gave her life’s work to preserving Solomon’s book.” It was an unusual shout…
A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 32 people and wounded 147 on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police and medical sources said.The
The students were performing in "Red and Gold," Rosary High's annual musical theatre challenge, in which teams prepare for six weeks to put on choral, dance, drama and other performances, according to the school's website.
You can lay claim to a 1,260-foot stretch of busy highway a mile outside of town and set up one of the nation's most notorious speed traps. You can use the ticket money to build up a mighty police force -- an officer…
Paralympian gold medalist Oscar Pistorius’ looks on during the afternoon session of the fourth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on March 6, 2014. Photographer; Werner Beukes/AFP via Getty Images…
Despite a flurry of PR in the constant quest to keep America’s original teenage fashion model doll relevant—including a controversial Sports Illustrated spread and a partnership with the Girl Scouts—Barbies aren’t flying off the shelves like they used to. Girls are…
Libya's defense ministry has issued orders to its military authorizing the use of force to stop a North Korea-flagged tanker loading crude oil sold by armed rebels seeking to bypass
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A Japan Airlines flight bound for San Francisco carrying more than 170 people made an emergency landing at the Honolulu International Airport.
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With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea.
Millions of college students are missing out on college financial aid because they aren't filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, known as FAFSA, a new analysis finds.
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The International Criminal Court on Friday handed down the second conviction in its 12-year history, finding former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga guilty on four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against humanity.
Boeing said that roughly 40 airplanes might be affected and that it will take one to two weeks to inspect each plane and fix any cracks found on shear ties on a wing rib
The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris says that the investigators who ordered the taps were looking into allegations, unproven, that Mr Sarkozy had taken illegal payments for his election campaign from late Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.
Saudi Arabia on Friday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, escalating a new campaign against the group across the region with a sweeping ban that imposes lengthy prison sentences for even expressing sympathy with it.
As part of International Women's Day, we asked our women writers to answer five questions. We couldn't possibly fit in all of the fantastic responses we received, but here's a selection. And to anyone who doesn't see the point in having…
China declared a red line on North Korea on Saturday, saying that China will not permit chaos or war on the Korean peninsula, and that peace can only come through denuclearization.China
Saturday night or Sunday morning we will all mindlessly set our clocks ahead and bemoan the hour we won't get back until October. Monday and Tuesday will be some of the most dangerous driving days of the year.
High school students who consume energy drinks may be prone to depression or substance abuse, a new Canadian study has found.
Supporters of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who was overthrown by the army after demonstrations against his rule last July, shout slogans during a protest in Omranya area, south of Cairo, March 7, 2014.
Russia warned the United States on Friday that any sanctions imposed on Moscow over its response to the crisis in Ukraine would boomerang back on the United States, as U.S. officials continued to explore ways to resolve the standoff diplomatically.
The Palestinian president says there's "no way" he'll recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.
For a study published in Anticancer Research, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine analyzed vitamin D levels in a group of 4,443 breast cancer patients involved in five separate studies. Each study followed the women involved for an average…
Ukraine's acting foreign minister said on Saturday his country would not give up Crimea and would do all in its power to resolve the crisis over the Black Sea peninsula peacefully.
A woman wipes her tears after walking out of the and holding area for family and friend of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Search teams across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines…
KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official.
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"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft," the statement said. The public can call +603 7884 1234 for further information.
In 2011, two researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study in which they observed pairs of young people roughly between 16 and 25 sitting at tables in dining halls and restaurants in and around campus.
In the 1970s, daylight saving was extended into the winter, saving, according to government studies, about 1% in the country’s electricity use. But those savings, say some, depend on where you live in the U.S.
Wes Anderson’s eighth feature is a clockwork wedding cake, an eccentric caper movie sprinkled with pixie dust, a picture that sends you scrambling for clever metaphors and failing to find them.
The iPhone can now be adapted into an alarm clock that wakes up its owners to the smell of bacon. The Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon has created an app and a device that attaches to the iPhone…
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Pabst Brewing Co., the 170-year-old brewery that makes Pabst Blue Ribbon—known as "PBR" to the mustachioed cognoscenti—is for sale, Reuters reported over the weekend. And the expectation is that the company will fetch as much as $1 billion.
New Yorkers are always complaining about the weather, while San Franciscans tend to moan about the city's perpetually poor MUNI bus service. That's not just a stereotype — it turns out there's hard, Twitter-based evidence for it.
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Some 23 percent of uninsured adults reported having not heard of the health law's marketplaces, say researchers at the Urban Institute, an economic and social-policy think tank. And among adults in low-income families, 27 percent said they had not heard of the exchanges.
A California man who lost $500,000 at blackjack and pai gow is suing a new Las Vegas casino, alleging he was too drunk to be allowed to gamble over a 17-hour period just before Super Bowl weekend.
Some said that Garfield was to blame for the incident. A source told The New York Post on Wednesday that the actor "refused to go by [the Academy's] script.
Staples, the largest U.S. office supplies retailer, will close up to 225 stores in North America by the end of next year because of slumping sales caused by shoppers turning to mass-market stores or going online.
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Selling a product at or below profit margins to get shoppers in the door—a so-called loss leader—is a retail strategy as old as Thanksgiving turkeys. But it only works if the customers buy other things.
The Dalai Lama came out in support of marriage equality during a Larry King interview where he said that he is OK with same sex marriage. Though he has referred to Buddhist texts disallowing same sex intimacy in the past, his views on the subject appear to have evolved over the years.
The warming, called an El Nino, is expected to lead to fewer Atlantic hurricanes and more rain next winter for drought-stricken California and southern states, and even a milder winter for the nation's frigid northern tier next year, meteorologists say.
In July of 2013 I took a short trip to Marvel Studios in Manhattan Beach to visit the Captain America: The Winter Soldier set. While on the studio lot, I got a chance to chat with the cast and crew; I learned some of the secrets of the movie and about the making of the film.
The first trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is light on plot, focusing instead on reintroducing audiences to the film's distinctive black-and-white visual style. It also makes a point of highlighting the sprawling ensemble cast: Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, and a bunch of other celebrities whose names don't start with J.
Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., introduced a bill on Thursday that would create a "Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA)." He told Fox News the position is needed to follow the money.
Brazil's national soccer team, complete with superstar striker Neymar, played a friendly match (read: exhibition game) against South Africa in Soweto Wednesday. It was one of their final tune-ups before hosting the 2014 World Cup this summer.
Russia's parliament gave its defiant support Friday to Crimean lawmakers who want to see their region split from Ukraine and join Russia, saying no sanctions imposed by the United States or Europe will change its mind.
They come in crispy, crunchy and frosted varieties and are a Saturday morning necessity for kids nationwide. Form Golden Grahams to Fruity Pebbles, cold cereal is one of the most popular breakfast foods for American households.
Late last week, Goldman Sachs disclosed that regulators are probing how it allocates and trades bonds. Citigroup is reportedly in regulators' crosshairs as well, along with the rest of Wall Street. At issue is how banks decide who gets to buy into bonds…
President Barack Obama appealed directly to Latinos on Thursday, telling them time is running out to sign up for health coverage this year and that they should enroll now to avoid problems.
After heated debate on the floor, the Senate voted to block Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act, which would take major crimes like sexual assault outside the military chain of command.
Donald Trump bumped off a living president today. “I think by next month, we will have surpassed the late, great Jimmy Carter,” Trump said during his remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, a large annual gathering of conservative activists and political figures. Carter’s…
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says if he were to run for president again in 2016, he has learned some lessons from his 2012 experience on mistakes to avoid. “I won’t have major back surgery six weeks before the announcement,” Perry quipped Thursday on CNN…
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Is it a bridge too far? A controversial proposal to fix our roads and bridges also includes the right to repatriate assets at zero tax, a move some are calling "tax amnesty."
President Barack Obama's budget released this week and Republican House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's recent tax plan didn't have much in common.
Under Richards’s direction, the NSA is working on a report to document the privacy protections it enforces under each of its surveillance authorities, including Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows for the collection of phone call data.
Last year, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t invited to CPAC, and the snub was big political news. This year he was, perhaps on the theory that Bridge-gate has made him a target of the mainstream media.
For a glimpse at how a future Republican president might handle a global crisis, look no further than the Senate. There, three possible 2016 GOP presidential contenders — Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida — are weighing in on the situation in Ukraine.