Target Area Search for Jet May Be Finished in Days: Report

Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:45
SYDNEY - Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days. A U.S. Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the flight, which disappeared from radar March 8 with 239 people on…
Search resumes after Everest's worst climbing tragedy
Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:01
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft) summit and, while some decided to abandon their mission, others said they would go ahead after talking to their Nepali guides. "I…
FBI questions passengers on Delta flight after bomb threat
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:45
STORY HIGHLIGHTSOfficial: Bomb threat is found on a noteFlight lands safely at Denver International Airport as scheduledThe FBI questions passengers at a remote airport location (CNN) -- The FBI screened passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat. "The majority of the Delta Flight 1500 passengers have been allowed to claim their luggage and continue with their travel plans," FBI spokesman Dave S.
'I Am Sorry': Ferry Captain Explains Delay in Evacuation
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:45
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, apologized Saturday as he was led off to jail in handcuffs after his arrest. "I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims," Lee Joon-seok, 68, told reporters outside a district court. "I gave instructions on the route, then briefly…
NBA Player Suspended over Breast Cancer Drug
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:45
Reserve guard Nick Calathes will reportedly be suspended 20 games after a drug test turned up tamoxifen, making the playoffs tough for Memphis.
South Korea Ferry Captain Arrested
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:45
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SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier was shown drifting away in the blackness of space, against the blue backdrop of Earth. It's transporting 2½ tons of goods, including a new spacesuit, spacesuit replacement parts, much-needed food, legs…
U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision — but declined to say how much longer. Officials said the decision will…
Russia says U.S. treating it like 'guilty schoolboy'
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Friday described as unacceptable a U.S. threat to impose sanctions if Russia fails to fulfil its side of an international deal on Ukraine, accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy". President Barack Obama said Thursday's deal in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and Western powers to reduce tensions in the Russian-speaking east of Ukraine was promising but that Washington and its allies were prepared to impose…
Nine-year-old steps on 10,000 year old mastodon tooth
Friday, 18 April 2014 23:45
STORY HIGHLIGHTSA Michigan boy exploring a creek finds what looks like a really big, really old toothThe tooth is 8 inches in length, brown, and has six peaksAn expert determines it's a tooth from a long-extinct mastodonMastodons were elephant-like beasts that roamed North America 10,000 years ago (CNN) -- Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did…