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  • Search area for missing plane increased to size of Australia

    An international land and sea search for a missing Malaysian jetliner is covering an area the size of Australia, authorities said on Tuesday, but police and intelligence agencies have yet to establish a clear motive to explain its disappearance....
  • Two killed in news helicopter crash in Seattle

    SEATTLE — A television news helicopter had just taken off from its rooftop perch Tuesday morning when it came crashing down into the street and exploded in flames, killing the pilot and an Emmy-Award-winning photojournalist on board as horrified...
  • Missing Malaysia plane inquiry focuses on the 239 on board

    BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane. While loath to call...
  • Failed hijacking theory examined in Flight 370 disappearance

    U.S. law enforcement officials began their own fresh background checks on the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, looking for clues to what some believe could have been a failed hijacking attempt. Thus far they have turned up no...
  • L.A. had its own disappearing-airplane mystery in 1964

    L.A. had its own disappearing-airplane mystery in 1964
    The mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has focused attention on instances in which planes disappear and wreckage is never found. One such case got much media attention 50 years ago in Los Angeles. In April 1964, a DC-4 plane bound for Los...
  • Malaysia jet investigation focuses on transponders

    WASHINGTON — A week after one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built vanished with 239 people aboard, an international effort involving fleets of ships, planes and satellites appears to be chasing fragmentary data and theories...
  • Search of Malaysia pilot's home finds no sign of terrorism, suicide

    Search of Malaysia pilot's home finds no sign of terrorism, suicide
    WASHINGTON -- A review of the emails and a search of a home flight simulator have found nothing so far to suggest the pilots on the missing plane purposely compromised the flight by diverting it away from Beijing, according to two U.S. law enforcement...
  • Dead Border Patrol agent suspected of kidnapping 3 women, FBI says

    HOUSTON -- The FBI believes a Border Patrol agent found dead in his South Texas home this week had kidnapped and assaulted three women who were in the country illegally, officials said. "He is the subject of the investigation and we believe he is...
  • Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia

    Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia
    Amid the chaos of the US Airways jet that crashed in Philadelphia Thursday evening -- one passenger saw an opportune time to take an epic selfie, along with some compelling video.  "So my plane just crashed...," @han_horan tweeted at 6:35 p.m....
  • US Airways jet crash caused by tire blowout and nosegear collapse

    A US Airways jet carrying 149 passengers and five crew members crashed in Philadelphia on Thursday evening after a tire blew out during takeoff and the plane's nose gear collapsed when the pilot decided to abort the flight, officials told the Los...
  • Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says

    Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says
    Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the...