By Thanayarat Doksone and Jim Gomez Associated Press PATTAYA, Thailand – Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight. Nearly three days after the Boeing […]

DETROIT (AP) – William Clay Ford Sr., who helped steer Ford Motor Co. for more than five decades and owned the NFL’s Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 88. The company said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. He was the last surviving grandson of company founder […]

By Eileen Ng and Chris Brummitt Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane’s doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports. More than a […]

By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON – One by one, President Barack Obama’s warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. In the week since Obama first declared there would be “costs” if […]

By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment – in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The girl was born in suburban […]

By Alan Fram Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor. The blueprint for fiscal 2015, which […]

By Vladimir Isachenkov and Tim Sullivan Associated Press MOSCOW – Accusing the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use its military to protect Russians there but voiced hope it won’t need to do so. The Russian leader’s first comments on Ukraine since its […]

By Lara Jakes AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday accused Russia of being “on the wrong side of history” with its military intervention in Ukraine and said he’s examining diplomatic and economic steps to isolate Moscow. Obama said Russia has violated Ukraine’s sovereignty and international law, and he warned Russian […]

By Tim Sullivan and Vladimir Isachenkov Associated Press SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react to the action by Russian troops […]