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  • Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Several hours of searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong…

  • 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 takes…

  • German central bank chief: cheap oil is stimulus

    BERLIN (AP) — The president of Germany’s central bank is questioning the need for the European Central Bank to embark on a new bond-buying program when the continent is being “gifted a stimulus program” by…

  • Congress likely to make key decisions on drones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come…

  • Libya FM calls oil region clashes serious escalation

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s foreign minister in the internationally recognized government says extremist groups are escalating their attacks in his country, including a renewed push to control oil resources, calling for concerted international efforts to…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing while flying from Indonesia to Singapore JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A massive sea search was underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to…

  • Ukraine nuke plant unit taken offline

    MOSCOW (AP) — One unit of Ukraine’s Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems. State nuclear power company Energoatom says the unit was disconnected from the…

  • AirAsia plane with 161 aboard missing in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard is missing and search and rescue operations are underway. The jet lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the…

  • Governors veto bill to reform Port Authority

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governors of New York and New Jersey jointly vetoed legislation Saturday aimed at overhauling the Port Authority and proposed instead a series of reforms they said would go further in…

  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday the 90-year-old’s condition has…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Chinese parents face police harassment in agonizing, lonely search for missing children BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way…

  • Farmers say Christmas trees make great goat snacks

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Western Colorado goat farmers say Christmas trees make great snacks for their herds, and they’re offering to collect them from homes in the Grand Valley. Nevelle Hopper of the Lil…

  • Greek leftists won’t run deficits, policymaker says

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A leftist Greek government won’t run deficits, but will pursue fiscal consolidation, the main opposition party’s chief economy policymaker said Saturday. “Fiscal consolidation? Of course, yes, but in our way, in…

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the…

  • Minnesota’s Pohlads acquire Polaroid majority

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s Pohlad family has acquired majority ownership of Polaroid in a $70 million deal. Minnetonka-based Polaroid is best known for making instant cameras but the name can be found on a variety…