By Ian Mader Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Officials revealed a new timeline Monday suggesting the final voice transmission from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian plane may have occurred before any of its communications systems were disabled, adding more uncertainty about who aboard might have been to blame. The search for Flight 370, […]

By Ian Mader Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and Kazakhstan – more than 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) to the northwest – answered Malaysia’s call for help in the unprecedented hunt. French […]

By Matthew Lee AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON – Unsuccessful with previous threats, the United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine on Monday by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials since the Cold War. Acting in concert with Europe, the Obama administration froze […]

By Eileen Ng and Joan Lowy Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn’t experience a […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are asking the U.S. commerce secretary to uphold a decision reached last summer that determined U.S. catfish producers have been harmed by unfairly-priced frozen fish fillets from Vietnam. The Commerce Department continues to review an ongoing antidumping action on fillet imports from Vietnam. Other […]

An excavator works to remove debris from  the site of a building explosion on Thursday in New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two New York City apartment buildings. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Thursday while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city’s aging gas and water mains, some from the 1800s. […]

By Jonathan Lemire and Jake Pearson Associated Press NEW YORK – A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring more than 60 and leaving nine missing. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about “unbearable” gas smells. By evening, rescue […]

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –The missing Malaysian jetliner may have attempted to turn back before it vanished from radar, but there is no evidence it reached the Strait of Malacca, the country’s air force chief said Wednesday, denying reported remarks he said otherwise. The statement suggested continued confusion over where the […]

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official. The development injects more mystery into the […]