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Is Christie permanently damaged goods for 2016?

Potential 2016 GOP candidates court mega donor Adelson during Vegas weekend

So much for "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."<p>For a handful of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates visiting Sin City this weekend, the doors are closed to the press and public -- but the speakers very much want voters to know they are there.<p>Ostensibly, a parade of high-profile …

Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 surfaces pain of 1977 tragedy

The families of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been waiting for answers for 20 days. The loved ones of those who were passengers on Malaysia Airlines 653 have been waiting for 37 years.<p>Flight 653 was hijacked in 1977 en route from the northern Malaysian city of Penang to Kuala …

Flight 370 search area shifts after 'credible lead'

Search teams shifted to a different part of the Indian Ocean Friday in their hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after "a new credible lead," authorities said.<p>An analysis of radar data led investigators to move the search to an area 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast, the …

Republican establishment chooses electability over purity

It's no secret that a battle has boiled over in the Republican Party.<p>The fight has played out in the policy arena but also on the campaign trail. And since the inception of the tea party in 2009, it seemed like that wing had the upper hand. It slowly made effective inroads into a party many members …

Flight MH370: 122 new objects spotted - Malaysia minister

<b>A further 122 objects potentially from the missing Malaysian plane have been identified by satellite, the country's acting transport minister has said.</b><p>The images, taken on 23 March, showed objects up to 23m (75ft) in length, Hishammuddin Hussein said.<p>All aircraft taking part in Wednesday's search …

MH370: Angry families march on Malaysian Embassy in Beijing

More than 300 relatives and friends of missing Flight MH370 passengers marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing Tuesday to express their anger and frustration with Malaysian authorities.<p>Hundreds of uniformed police blocked media from joining the protesters as they approached the gates of the …

Ukraine's Parliament ousts defense minister; military upgrade wanted

Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday dismissed acting Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh over his handling of the Crimea crisis following Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.<p>Parliament voted to appoint Col.-Gen. Mykhailo Koval as his successor. Koval's name was submitted for parliamentary approval …

Flight 370 search resumes; families remain in limbo

Cheng Li Ping is afraid to tell her sons their father might never come home.<p>"My heart can't handle it. I don't want to hurt my children," the Chinese woman told CNN Wednesday as she waited in Kuala Lumpur for evidence about what happened to her husband and the 238 others who were aboard Malaysia …

G8 summit 'won't be held in Russia'

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Flight 370: Storm of emotions over lives 'lost' as storm at sea delays search

For families whose loved ones were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the past day has been full of news they were dreading.<p>First, a grim-faced Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed their worst fears, announcing Flight 370 went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean.<p>Then, even as investigators …

Ukraine Orders Its Troops Out Of Crimea As G-7 Meets On Crisis

Ukraine announced the pullout of its troops from Crimea after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula and took control of the military bases there. The decision comes as President Obama arrived in the Netherlands on Monday for a summit of the G-7 group of industrialized nations that is certain to …

Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM

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Russian troops 'overrun Crimea's Feodosia naval base'

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The Technology Behind the Search for the Vanished Malaysia Airlines Plane

As the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 drags into its third week, officials are using advanced technology to look for any sign …

A Culture Of Unchecked Abuse Thrives In Ukraine And Crimea

Since the upheaval in Ukraine began four months ago, the number of kidnappings of journalists and activists has been on the rise, though they've always been part of the Ukrainian political landscape.<p>This week, the country's new government signed an agreement to move closer to the European Union. …

NATO general warns of further Russian aggression

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — U.S. and Ukrainian officials warned Sunday that Russia may be poised to expand its territorial conquest into eastern Ukraine and beyond, with a senior NATO official saying that Moscow might even order its troops to cross Ukraine to reach Moldova.<p>The warnings came as Russia was …

Even while overseas, the Obamas urge Americans to get covered

While Barack and Michelle Obama will be overseas this week, the White House is ensuring they will have a virtual presence in targeted media markets across the country before the Affordable Care Act's initial enrollment period ends March 31.<p>On Monday, the president will be attending a nuclear …

Federal judge strikes down Michigan's gay marriage ban

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, ordering the state to stop enforcing the ban.<p>"Today's decision ... affirms the enduring principle that regardless of whoever finds favor in the eyes of the most recent majority, the …

What does Vladimir Putin want next?

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin an opportunist, grabbing at chances to poke the West in the eye, or a clever strategist with the longer-term goal of restoring a greater Russia? Is he simply riding a tide of Russian patriotic fervor over Crimea? Is he a rational actor aware of the delicate …

Crimea is just Putin’s ‘opening game,’ says Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt

Russia’s annexation of Crimea could be just the first move in President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical chess match with Ukraine, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.<p>“I think that Crimea is the opening game,” he said. “It is not that President Putin is primarily …

Source: Flight 370's altitude dropped after sharp turn

As a growing number of airplanes scoured the southern Indian Ocean in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, authorities released new details that paint a different picture of what may have happened in the plane's cockpit.<p>Military radar tracking shows that the aircraft changed altitude after …

Malaysia says French satellite images show possible debris from missing flight

Malaysia says France has provided satellite images that show more possible debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>Malaysia's Transport Ministry said in a statement Sunday that it had received images from French authorities showing "potential objects in the vicinity of the southern …

'Two killed' in Venezuela protests

<b>Two people have died from gunshot wounds during protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government, eyewitnesses and local media say.</b><p>They say Argenis Hernandez was shot in the stomach on Friday in the city of Valencia and later died in hospital.<p>Also on Friday, bus driver Wilfredo Rey died after …

MH370 Malaysia plane: How maths helped find an earlier crash

<b>Statisticians helped locate an Air France plane in 2011 which was missing for two years. Could mathematical techniques inspired by an 18th Century Presbyterian minister be used to locate the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370?</b><p>In June 2009, Air France flight 447 went missing …

Russia moves to consolidate control over Crimea

Russian forces moved Saturday to consolidate control over Crimea.<p>Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air, a spokesman for Ukraine's Ministry of Defense in Crimea, Vladislav Seleznev, told CNN.<p>One journalist …

Australian leader cites 'credible leads' as Flight 370 search resumes

With more planes searching than ever before, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Sunday expressed optimism the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be solved.<p>"We have now had a number of very credible leads, and there is increasing hope -- no more than hope, no more than hope -- that …

2 weeks in, no sign of Malaysian airliner -- intense search off Australia turns up zero

Two weeks. Two gut-wrenching, frustrating, mysterious weeks.<p>That's how long it's been since 227 passengers and 12 crew members boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, destined for Beijing. A routine trip, it seemed, to catch up relatives in time for the weekend, start on a work assignment or just get …

Hunt for Flight 370 focuses in remote Indian Ocean, where satellite firm first pointed

An international search for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane resumed Friday in the southern Indian Ocean, though questions arose over whether the hunt was stymied early on by a critical lack of information sharing.<p>As China sent three warships and an icebreaker to join search …

EU imposes new sanctions against Russia after Putin signs bill annexing Crimea

In the latest move to punish Russia for seizing the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, the European Union imposed new sanctions Friday against the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, two aides and nine others in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.<p>All sides dug in their heels as Russia’s …