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  • Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    LONDON — To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Ukraine searchers comb sunflowers for plane debris

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eas ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profoun ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Growing wildfire empties Washington town

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already bur ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    SYDNEY — Researchers and activists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, officials said Fr ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • All walks of life among Malaysia plane passengers

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, wer ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Move over, pot brownies.The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical an ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Germany's Merkel seeks 'sensible' US spy talks

    BERLIN — Germany wants "sensible talks" with the United States on the two countries' spat over alleged American spying, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    HANOI, Vietnam – Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.In what ap ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM' ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    WASHINGTON – Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Justice Dept. investigating former IRS official's missing emails

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue Servic ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Inspector general probing U.S. 'Cuban Twitter' plan

    WASHINGTON – The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a soci ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

    STOCKTON, Calif. – Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

    BAGHDAD – A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:24 pm
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