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Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia

Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia

Satellite images showing objects floating in the Indian Ocean have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people who were on board to an area about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

Saying that “Toyota intentionally concealed information” and misled the public about the danger that some of its vehicles might suddenly accelerate, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the automaker is being fined $1.2 billion for not being forthcoming after car owners started to complain in 2009.

VIDEO: Flames Spread After Helicopter Crashes In Seattle

VIDEO: Flames Spread After Helicopter Crashes In Seattle

Two people were killed and one was critically injured when a KOMO News helicopter crashed and burned Tuesday near Seattle’s Space Needle, the station reports.

Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough

Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough

Researchers say they’ve discovered that gravitational waves rippled through the fabric of space-time in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang — the first direct evidence for a mysterious, ultrarapid expansion at the dawn of the universe.

Interior Secretary: 1 Percent Of Wildfires Take 30 Percent Of Funds

Interior Secretary: 1 Percent Of Wildfires Take 30 Percent Of Funds

Western lawmakers and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urge changes to the way America pays to fight and recover from wildfires, starting with preserving money that’s meant for fire prevention.

Westboro Baptist Will Find Justification To Continue, Pastor’s Son Says

Westboro Baptist Will Find Justification To Continue, Pastor’s Son Says

Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the Westboro Baptist Church founder, is in hospice care according to family and church members.

U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

The United States announced its intention on Friday of relinquishing its remaining control of the Internet.

Obama Orders Review Of Deportation Practices

Obama Orders Review Of Deportation Practices

During a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, President Obama said he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review deportation procedures and see if they can be made more humane.

When Bad Things Happen To Planes, Flight Codes Get ‘Retired’

When Bad Things Happen To Planes, Flight Codes Get ‘Retired’

Malaysia Airlines announced Thursday that it will stop using two flight numbers associated with the plane that disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand on March 8, following a long-standing practice of retiring codes after similar incidents.

Missing Jet Reportedly Kept Sending Signals For 5 1/2 Hours

Missing Jet Reportedly Kept Sending Signals For 5 1/2 Hours

Communications satellites continued to receive signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane for at least 5 1/2 hours after it disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand, a source familiar with the investigation tells NPR’s Frank Langfitt.