Sunday, March 23, 2014
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The latest satellite images come from France today as aircraft and ships continue searching a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean for signs of a missing Malaysian airliner. Malaysia says the images have been passed on to Australia, which is currently coordinating the search. Searchers today have been looking for a palette spotted from the air to determine if it's from the missing jetliner.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president is calling for the release of a top air force commander who is being held after his base in Crimea was stormed by pro-Russian forces. It's unclear if the forces, who didn't bear insignia, were Russian military or local pro-Russia militia. Ukraine's acting leader says the commander was "abducted" by the forces.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A two-day summit in the Netherlands starting tomorrow may spend as much time on the Ukraine crisis as the main topic. The Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague will form the backdrop for an emergency meeting of Group of Seven leaders on Russia's annexation of Crimea. But experts say frantic diplomacy focused on Ukraine shouldn't divert from the goal of better security of nuclear material.
SEATTLE (AP) — An overnight search continues through the debris left by a massive mudslide in rural Washington state. Authorities say cries for help have been heard. The slide killed at least three people, injured several others and destroyed at least six houses. Flood fears have prompted some evacuations.
MASON, Mich. (AP) — Same-sex marriage is banned again in Michigan while the courts sort out a challenge to the voter-approved state constitutional amendment thrown out last week by a federal judge. A federal appeals court reinstituted the ban, but not before several hundred same-sex couples rushed to the state's county clerk's offices to get hitched.