Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
04:55 GMT - Search goes on - Rescuers are still hunting for the whereabouts of the twin-engine plane which mysteriously disappeared from radar screens somewhere between Malaysia's east coast and southern Vietnam. Flight MH370 sent no distress signal or reports of rough weather, or other signs of trouble, and both Malaysia's national carrier and the Boeing 777-200 model used on the route are known for their solid safety records. An Austrian, named in reports as Christian Kozel, had his passport pinched in Thailand in 2012, while Italian Luigi Maraldi, 37, had his stolen last year, also in Thailand, officials and sources have said. FBI join investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Politicians poked fun at adversaries and themselves Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, a gathering of journalists and public figures.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott saved his best game for his last one at CenturyLink Center.
By Yantoultra Ngui and Nguyen Phuong Linh KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines said it was "fearing the worst" on Sunday for a plane carrying 239 people that went missing more than 24 hours ago, as the government said it was investigating four passengers who may have held false identity documents. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign of why Flight MH370 would have vanished from radar screens off the coast of Vietnam about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing early on Saturday morning. European officials said it appeared two people on board were using stolen passports and Malaysian Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said authorities were also checking the identities of two other passengers. "I have indicated to our intelligence agencies and I have also spoken to international intelligence agencies for assistance." He said help was also being sought from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Andy Murray avoided another early exit at Indian Wells, rallying for a three-set victory over Lukas Rosol in his opening match at the ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt event. World number one Rafael Nadal was waiting in the wings to launch his title defence with a second-round night match against Czech Radek Stepanek. Four-time champion Roger Federer got past France's Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 7-6 (7/5). But despite the decline in his ranking, the Swiss great arrived in the California desert fresh from claiming a 78th career ATP title in Dubai last week, his first title in nine months sparking anticipation he could add to the Indian Wells titles he won from 2004-2006 and in 2012.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — An early St. Patrick's Day celebration around the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus known as "Blarney Blowout" spun out of control Saturday as police officers in riot gear arrested more than 40 people while dispersing massive crowds, including unruly students throwing beer cans and bottles.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jabari Parker had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 14 North Carolina 93-81 Saturday night.
Every England-Wales match 'matters' and with the series all square at 56 wins apiece, Sunday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham won't lack a sense of occasion. For one thing both two-time defending champions Wales and England, bidding for the Triple Crown, are in with a shot of winning this season's title as they have each won two out of their three matches so far this Championship. But the 125th Test between the old rivals has been given special significance by the fact it will be the last time they meet at Twickenham before a potentially key 2015 World Cup clash in a group also featuring Australia. "We have two big games at Twickenham in the World Cup against England and Australia," said Wales coach Warren Gatland.