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  • Differences between MH370 and AirAsia incidents

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The disappearance of an AirAsia passenger jet soon after takeoff inevitably brings back memories of the mystery behind Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that is still missing after it disappeared nine months ago.…

  • An old plant, tainted land, and worried homeowners

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old electronic components plant in the mountains outside Asheville. All he…

  • Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, and was…

  • 1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 200 passengers and crew remained trapped on a burning ferry and adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania early Monday after enduring a second night of smoke, frigid…

  • Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region’s latest…

  • Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

    An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here’s a look at the key developments: __ Air Asia Flight 8501 took…

  • Asian stocks up as oil price rebounds

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday after a report China will change banking rules in an apparent effort to boost lending and economic growth as oil prices rebounded. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Search expands for AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather 24 hours ago with 162 people aboard SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24…

  • Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage

    Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas. But heavy traffic might continue to cause problems for customers seeking to play their favorite games, the company…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Search resumes for AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather 24 hours ago with 162 people aboard SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24…

  • Long Beach Register folds after 16 months

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The owners of the Orange County Register say they ended publication of the Long Beach Register on Sunday. Freedom Communications launched the Long Beach Register 16 months ago and the…

  • As oil prices fall, Alaska governor halts project spending

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With oil prices dropping, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six high-profile projects, pending further review. Walker issued an order Friday putting the new spending on hold. He…

  • Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ wins, ‘Interview’ has strong VOD sales

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods” proved no match for “The…

  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president…

  • Saudi: Salaries will not be cut to curb spending

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is not planning to trim public salaries, wages and allowances, state-run media reported Sunday, just days after an earlier government statement said efforts were being made to reduce…