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Sub search for missing jet nearly complete

BEIJING – As the search continued Monday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline said another plane made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after a tire burst on take-off, forcing the jet to fly on for four hours to burn off fuel ahead of its return landing.<p>Passengers on board flight …

3 get death sentence in India gang rapes

Three men were sentenced to death Friday for the gang rapes of two women in the Indian city of Mumbai last year, public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.<p>The men -- Vijay Jadhav, Mohammad Qasim and Salim Ansari -- were sentenced to die under an amended Indian law that sets death as the maximum sentence …

Death Toll From Mudslide 'Will Only Increase'

Officials expect to release more information later today about the death toll from last weekend's massive mudslide in Oso, Wash., and they're warning that the news is going to be grim.<p>"We understand there has been confusion over the reported number of fatalities," Snohomish County District 21 Fire …

New Map Shows Two Possible Paths For Missing Jet

A map released by Malaysian officials and obtained by The New York Times shows possible positions of MH370 when the plane sent out its last confirmed satellite communication at 8:11 a.m. on March 8, seven and a half hours after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.<p>On Saturday, Malaysian Prime Minister …

Missing Jet's Mysterious Turn May Have Been Plotted Early In Flight

Twelve days into the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people on board, more clues seem to raise only more questions.<p>The latest news about the investigation and search for the plane includes:<p>— An NBC News report that sources familiar with the investigation say …

50 Cent Reportedly Gets in Confrontation While Sitting Courtside at Knicks Game

Rapper 50 Cent took in Friday's Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, and it appears he had some not so nice words to say to his former business partner Steve Stoute.<p>Iyana Robertson of Vibe shares the details:<p>Longtime rivals 50 Cent and Steve Stoute crossed paths …

After The Death Of Their 12-Year-Old Daughter, Parents Find The Letter She Wrote To Her Future Self

In the wake of tragedy, Taylor Smith's parents stumbled across a letter she had written to herself 10 years in the future.

Geek

Obama launches effort to help propel black, Hispanic young men | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will launch a program on Thursday to help improve opportunities for boys from minority groups through programs that provide mentoring, better education, and violence prevention, the White House said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot in …

Obama To Propose $302 Billion Highway Repair Program

President Obama will propose a four-year, $302 billion transportation program on Wednesday to repair and rebuild roads, bridges and transit systems, …

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Associated Press News

Miami Heat 'Fast Five': Dwyane Wade's Surprise, Chris Bosh's Cause and More

Link to Media<p>Five quick-hitting Miami Heat items to start the final week of February:<p><b>1. Dwyane Wade</b>, unlike some of his teammates, has never been an avid follower of advanced statistics.<p>So, naturally, he wasn't aware of a number that runs counter to his reputation: 43.1 percent.<p>That's what Wade is …

NBA

Predicting Who Will Actually Hit the Open Market in 2014 Free Agency

Link to Media<p>The NBA's 2014 free-agent class could be one of the most star-studded in recent memory. Or, it could be an epic dud.<p>How's that for a prediction?<p>Both extreme scenarios are still in play because we can't be sure how the first domino, more commonly known as LeBron James, is going to …

NBA

7 Players Who Must Step Up for Atlanta Hawks' Remaining Games

Link to Media<p>After a long stretch of holding down the third seed in the win-challenged Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks have encountered slippage consistent with losing their best player.<p>In fact, many were surprised that the Hawks played so well after losing Al Horford for the year. They …

NBA

Greg Oden Comes in Handy in Solid Spot Start for LeBron James

Link to Media<p>MIAMI — There's been so much attention on Greg Oden's unreliable lower extremities, especially in the four years, two months and 18 days between his NBA starts, that few have focused on the stronger parts of his anatomy.<p>Like his hands.<p>"He has great hands, great hands," Mario Chalmers …

Basketball

2014 NBA power rankings: Heat streak to top

Five straight wins for the Heat, including a dominant revenge win over the Thunder and an impressive victory over the Bulls without LeBron James.<p>1. Miami Heat (40-14, Last week: 3)<p>The two-time defending champs are currently playing at a championship level, having won five straight. That includes a …

Phoenix Suns Weren't Fans of Dwight Howard's One-Handed Dunk

Link to Media<p>Social media is a great way for people to act, and it also allows professional sports teams to send some jabs online. For that, we are thankful.<p>The Phoenix Suns were celebrating “KJ Dunk Night” on Sunday, Feb. 23, according to the <i>Houston Chronicle’s</i> Jonathan Feigen. Back in Game 4 of …

Basketball

Carmelo Anthony Admits His Optimism Is 'Definitely Being Tested' in Awful Season

New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony may miss the playoffs for the first time in his 11-year career in 2013-14, which is a grim outlook that is testing the seven-time All-Star’s resolve.<p>According to <i>Newsday</i>’s Al Iannazzone, ‘Melo said that his optimism is “definitely being tested” in the …

Watch Jadeveon Clowney Run 40-Yard Dash at NFL Scouting Combine

Link to Media<p>Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is hoping to go No. 1 in the 2014 NFL draft, and he certainly helped his case with an impressive showing in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday.<p>There were high hopes for the former South Carolina star's 40-yard dash. As Yahoo Sports' …

Football (U.S.)

Snoop Dogg: Oakland Raiders Shouldn't Draft QB; I Like Terrelle Pryor

Snoop Dogg is one of the biggest football fans out of any celebrity, so it's no surprise that he was in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. He was there to announce his role with Adidas as the brand's Director of Football Development and the company's plans to award $100,000 to the player …

Kobe Bryant: Jason Collins' Return to NBA Will Have 'Domino Effect'

Link to Media<p>Kobe Bryant believes Jason Collins' presence on the Brooklyn Nets will have an impact that extends well beyond the NBA and professional sports.<p>Hours after his signing was made official, Collins logged just over 10 minutes in Brooklyn's win over the Los Angeles Lakers, becoming the …

Basketball

How Kevin Love (42 PTS) and Ricky Rubio (17 AST) Destroyed The Pacers

Jason Collins checks in, makes history, plays his ho-hum game in Nets’ win over Lakers

It wasn't quite a standing ovation — well, some people stood, and a lot of people clapped, but one plus one doesn't really equal two here — but when …

Report: Damian Lillard Will Opt out of Adidas Contract, Become Shoe Free Agent

Link to Media<p>Any Portland Trail Blazers fans skimming the headlines for news of Damian Lillard will probably do a double-take when seeing his name next to the phrase "opt out."<p>Fear not, Blazer faithful; Lillard is only checking out the open market when it comes to his footwear.<p>Per Chris Haynes of …

Basketball

NBA Rumors

DAILY NBA RUMORS PAGE<p><b>By InsideHoops.com</b><p><b>Share This</b><p><b>NBA Rumors Stories for Thursday, March 15, 2018</b> <i><br>Updated 2:30 p.m. ET</i><p>A post shared by Danté Exum …

Ben-Gals cheerleader lawsuit cites low pay, ‘no slouching breasts,’ no panties

The Cincinnati Bengals team cheerleaders are required to follow a stringent set of rules pertaining to their appearance and skimpy uniforms, and they …

Why Did WhatsApp Crash?

If you're a regular WhatsApp user you might have noticed this weekend that the service was down for long periods - not great timing, given it just …

Half of Georgia softball team calls a state other than Georgia home

The University of Georgia softball team consists of 18 athletes, half of which hail from states other than Georgia.<p>After 12 straight NCAA Tournament …

College Sports