Jessica A. Ulsh

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AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Went Into Steep Climb Before Crash: Minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 …

NASA's Dawn spacecraft releases new images of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is approaching the dwarf planet Ceres and new images released Monday show a closer view of the planet’s surface.<p>"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres. Now, Dawn is ready to change that," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's chief engineer and …

AirAsia Flight 8501 Passenger 'Kissed Everyone in the Street' Goodbye

SURABAYA, Indonesia — A grieving relative of four passengers aboard doomed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 revealed Saturday that his missing mother had "kissed everyone in the street" goodbye before leaving.<p>Agung Wahyu Darmono was waiting on any word about the fate of his mother Pai Sormamik Saeran, 64, …

AirAsia Rescue Crews Spot Four Large Objects Underwater

Search crews looking for the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 have spotted four large objects in the Java Sea, an Indonesian official said Saturday.<p>The biggest piece, measuring 59 feet long and 18 feet wide, appeared to be part of the jet's body, said Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of the National …

Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing

The AirAsia jet carrying 162 passengers that disappeared over 24 hours ago is suspected to be on the bottom of the ocean floor, Indonesia's top rescue officials said at a press conference Monday.<p>"Based on the coordinates that we know, the evaluation would be that any estimated crash position is in …

Malaysia jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines MASM.KL Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, a new report released by Australian officials on Thursday said.<p>In a 55-page report, the Australian Transport Safety …

MH370 families in drive to raise $5m to entice 'whistleblower' to solve mystery

Several families of those aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 launched a drive on Sunday to raise $5m for any insider who can resolve the mystery of the plane's disappearance three months ago.<p>The “Reward MH370” campaign launches on the fundraising website Indiegogo and aims to “to encourage a …

Gay Marriages Now Off In Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get married even though the state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

Arkansas Judge Closes the Loophole that Temporarily Halted Same-Sex Marriages in the State

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update Thursday, 5:30 p.m:</i> On Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza expanded his …

Ark. issues 1st gay marriage license

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. — Two women were married on a sidewalk outside a county courthouse in Arkansas on Saturday, breaking a barrier that state voters put in place with a constitutional amendment 10 years ago.<p>A day after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the ban was "an unconstitutional …

Michigan officials seek assurances on pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general and chief environmental regulator have asked the company that owns two oil pipelines …

Boy Scouts Ban Church From Hosting Troop Led By Gay Man

The Boy Scouts organization has told a Seattle-area church that it can no longer host a troop because the church has vowed to keep a gay man on as troop leader.<p>The Boy Scouts of America said Sunday that it was contacting leaders and parents of the children in Troop 98 and its affiliated Cub Scout …

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MH370: Sub searches for plane, again, as families fume

BEIJING — A robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370 for a third time Wednesday while the head of a British water wreckage recovery firm says he believes searchers have homed in on the location of the plane.<p>Meanwhile, the families of Chinese passengers who were on the …

Search For Jet Goes Underwater; Oil Slick Also Being Analyzed

On Day 38, the latest developments in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 come from the surface of the Indian Ocean and more than 2 miles beneath on the sea floor.<p><b>-- Search Goes Below.</b> "Underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 deployed to find plane's wreckage." (<i>The Sydney Morning Herald</i>)<p>"Searchers …

MH370: Is it time to stop searching for pings?

Is it time for underwater search vehicles to start scanning the ocean floor in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?<p>Some analysts say it is, because it's been days since anyone has picked up a possible signal from the missing aircraft's data recorders.<p>And the batteries powering the locator …

Philippines

Dec. 5, 2012. The extent of devastation brought about by a flash-flood at the height of typhoon Bopha is seen in the village of Andap in the southern …

Flight MH370 co-pilot tried to make mid-flight phonecall, report claims

The co-pilot of the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 tried to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, according to Malaysian newspaper reports.<p>The call ended abruptly possibly "because the aircraft was fast moving away from the …

Facebook Received 28,147 Government Requests in H2 2013

Facebook today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of last year: 28,147. Those requests impacted a potential 38,256 accounts, according to the company.<p>Since Facebook only released its first report in August 2013, …

Exclusive: Malaysia starts investigating confused initial response to missing jet | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s government has begun investigating civil aviation and military authorities to determine why opportunities to identify and track Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were missed in the chaotic hours after it vanished, two officials said.<p>The preliminary internal …

School Stabbing Suspect Was 'Nice Young Boy,' Attorney Says

Until Wednesday, the 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who's charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a stabbing attack at his high school was known as "a nice young boy," his attorney said this morning. Now the sophomore is in custody after the attack that left more …

Officials Say MH370 Could Be Found Within Days After Another Signal Detected

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An Australian plane searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has detected yet another …

School Stabbing Spree: 20 Hurt in Pittsburgh-Area Bloodbath

A student flashing two knives went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and halls of a high school outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, authorities said. At least 19 students and a security guard were hurt, some with life-threatening injuries.<p>The suspect, a 16-year-old sophomore, was in …

MH370 Searchers 'Optimistic' As They Zero in on Underwater Signals

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After picking up signals from what investigators hope is missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370's …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 2 new signals in search area buoys hope

In a sea of uncertainty, two bits of good news emerged Wednesday.<p>The Australian ship Ocean Shield picked up fresh signals that officials hope are locator beacons from the data recorders of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>The ship had first picked up the underwater pulses Saturday. But …

Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon

Tuesday is Day 32 since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. One hundred and thirty-three search missions have been carried out so far but they have been fruitless.<p>Now, hope seems to rest on underwater pulses that an Australian navy ship has detected.<p>Investigators hope the signals could be …

Ping Heard in Flight 370 Search (Though It Might Not Be the Black Box)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the latest sliver of hope that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might be found, a ship in …