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Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | Associated Press

Officials: Missing plane went down in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country's officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a "heartbreaking" conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived.

March 24, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and TODD PITMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'

NEW YORK - One month in, NBC's generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it.

March 24, 2014 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | Associated Press

No 'signs of life' after huge Washington landslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. - Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field in rural Washington state and crews worked through the night into Monday.

March 24, 2014 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press | Associated Press

Ga. soldier faces trial in death of pregnant wife

SAVANNAH - When Army Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui was found dead inside her apartment on Fort Stewart, she had bruises above her left ear and inside her mouth as well as raw scrapes and bruises on both wrists that appeared to match a pair of handcuffs found on her bed. But the military doctor who later performed the autopsy was stumped, finding no evidence to reveal what caused her death.

March 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press

Health law birth control coverage before justices

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.

March 23, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Expert: Screaming gives Pistorius 'major problem'

JOHANNESBURG - Prosecutors at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial have presented a "golden thread" of evidence suggesting Reeva Steenkamp screamed before she died, leaving the double-amputee athlete with "serious questions" to answer and his defense likely hinging on his own testimony, a legal expert in South Africa said.

March 23, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Associated Press

Hawaiian lawmakers vow ban on police sex with prostitutes

HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers flabbergasted at the prospect of police being allowed to have sex with prostitutes promised Friday to make the practice illegal.

March 22, 2014 | By SAM EIFLING Associated Press | Associated Press

China satellite finds object near jet search area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.

March 22, 2014 | By ROB GRIFFTH & SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | Associated Press

Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said.

March 20, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU and SCOTT MCDONALD Associated Press | Associated Press

Investigators chase 'every angle' in missing jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.

March 10, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and JIM GOMEZ Associated Press | Associated Press

Vietnam says it cannot find object thought to be jet door

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Vietnamese official says searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777.

March 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

JERUSALEM - Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.

January 11, 2014 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Americans, German win Nobel for cell transport

STOCKHOLM - Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.

October 07, 2013 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 78 people

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 78 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country's Christian minority.

September 22, 2013 | By RIAZ KHAN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press | Associated Press

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Echoes of Al Capone heard in today's gun-control debate

CHICAGO - It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and ...

March 15, 2018 | By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN AP National Writers | Associated Press

Echoes of Al Capone heard in today's gun-control debate

CHICAGO - It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and ...

March 15, 2018 | By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN AP National Writers | Associated Press

'Multiple' fatalities when bridge collapses onto vehicles

MIAMI - A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane highway collapsed at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing eight vehicles under massive slabs and killing multiple ...

March 15, 2018 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Associated Press

US hiring surge last month pulls in flood of new workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's ...

March 09, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press

Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns in the aftermath of a deadly school ...

March 09, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press

Analysis: Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's

NEW YORK - Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new ...

March 08, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press

Gun legislation passes Florida House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers ...

March 07, 2018 | By CURT ANDERSON, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JOSH REPLOGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump reopens a seemingly settled video game debate

NEW YORK - In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger ...

March 07, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Study: Opioids no better than common painkillers

CHICAGO - A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain.

March 06, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Florida House debates amendments to school safety bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposal to arm some teachers and school employees proved particularly contentious Tuesday as Florida representatives debated amendments to a school safety bill.

March 06, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, TERRY SPENCER and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press

W.Va. teacher strike headed for 9th day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Striking teachers in West Virginia delivered yet another message to lawmakers Monday by packing the state Capitol to capacity, the eighth school ...

March 05, 2018 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press | Associated Press

Food boxes, not stamps?

RANKIN, Pa. - Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry's decline has always been a challenge ...

March 05, 2018 | By KRISTEN de GROOT and GENE J. PUSKAR Associated Press | Associated Press

Florida high school gingerly resumes classes after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first ...

February 28, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, TERRY SPENCER and JOSH REPLOGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump says arm US teachers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat ...

February 23, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. - In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another ...

February 22, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press

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