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Malaysian forces are “committed” to continue plying the inky waters between Malaysia and Vietnam until rescue efforts are officially called off.
The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. Navy spokesman Lieutenant-Commander Gregory Fabic said the military would build a 500-million-peso ($11.2 million) port at Ulugan Bay, the Philippine military base nearest to the Spratly Islands. President Benigno Aquino is set to visit the base on May 20 to launch the upgrading, Fabic added. In recent years, the Philippines has been locked in an increasingly tense standoff with China involving disputed reefs and islands in the Spratlys and other areas of the South China Sea.
NEW YORK (AP) — The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official who has been with President Barack Obama since he first became a senator nine years ago is resigning.
Two large oil slicks spotted Saturday by the Vietnamese air force offered the first sign that a jetliner carrying 239 people had crashed into the ocean after vanishing from radar without sending a single ...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Police in riot gear arrested 35 people participating in the pre-St. Patrick's Day "Blarney Blowout" at the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus in Amherst.
KELLER, Texas (AP) — The family of Philip Wood says the IBM employee was on board the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing over the sea while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China.
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican vigilantes say two charred bodies found by police in the back of a pickup truck in the western state of Michoacan were members of their group.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a major show of force, hundreds of National Guardsmen in riot gear and armored vehicles prevented an "empty pots march" from reaching Venezuela's Food Ministry on Saturday to protest now-chronic food shortages.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Utah have released the name of the snowmobiler who died after he was buried by an avalanche.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials have given the all clear after investigating a bomb threat at Georgetown University's Washington, D.C., campus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are the headliners at Saturday night's Gridiron dinner, a 129-year-old event that features political leaders and journalists poking fun at each other.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and Georgetown University are investigating a bomb threat at the school's Washington, D.C., campus.
TACOMA, Washington (AP) — Immigrant-rights activists rallied outside the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state on Saturday, while at least 750 detainees protested their treatment with a hunger strike and called for an end to deportations.
The state of Alaska has sued current and former owners of a North Pole refinery, claiming both caused or failed to stop a chemical spill that has damaged soil and groundwater. The lawsuit filed Thursday ...
Vietnamese search planes spotted oil slicks near where a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people abruptly vanished on Saturday as it emerged that two passengers appeared to have been using stolen EU passports. Rescuers are still hunting for the whereabouts of the twin-engine plane going from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing more than 24 hours after it slipped off radar screens somewhere between Malaysia's east coast and southern Vietnam, triggering an international search effort. In a sign of the growing gloom over the fate of the aircraft, the airline early Sunday urged "all Malaysians and people around the world to pray for flight MH370". Air search operations were halted at nightfall, though ships continued searching, Malaysia Airlines said.
MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Fla., with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries.