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- Oil Rig Worker Thinks He Saw Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down in Flames
In yet another odd twist to the mysterious story of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a New Zealand man working on an oil rig in the South China Sea has come forward to say he believes he saw the airplane on fire right around the time it disappeared. Mike McKay, an worker on the "Songa Mercur" drilling platform, sent an email to his bosses detailing his version of events. ABC's Bob Woodruff spoke with the Japanese Idemitsu Oil & Gas Co after acquiring the letter to confirm the letter's veracity.
- New Clues to How Native Americans Colonized Americas
Native Americans along the Pacific Coast and aboriginal Siberians may have both originated from populations living on the land bridge now submerged under the Bering Strait, a new language analysis suggests. The language analysis, detailed today (March 12) in the journal PLOS ONE, is consistent with the notion that ancestors to modern-day Native Americans were stuck in the region of the Bering Strait before making their way into North America. Exactly how Native Americans first entered North America has been hotly debated. In one theory, people crossed the Bering Strait and rapidly colonized North America about 15,000 years ago.
- Judge: Decorated soldier won't get Medal of Honor
- 'The Bachelor': Chris Harrison Reacts To 'Bizarre' Ending
I was just downing it during the show," Chris told Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson on Tuesday, in a new interview. There was a moment on Monday night's "After the Final Rose," where Chris said that Juan Pablo had a surprise. "Juan Pablo told us in St. Lucia, that [on] 'After the Final Rose,' I have a big surprise for you," Chris explained.
- Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Is There a Bermuda Triangle Connection?
As officials from several countries, and dozens of planes and boats, scour the South China Sea and the Bay of Bengal for the mysteriously missing China-bound Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard, some people are wondering if there might be some connection to the Bermuda Triangle. The phrase "Bermuda Triangle" was coined in 1964, but it only became known worldwide a decade later, when Charles Berlitz, whose family created the popular series of language-instruction courses, wrote a book about it. Berlitz believed the legendary lost island subcontinent continent of Atlantis was real and somehow responsible for mysterious disappearances off the coast of Florida. Others suggest that the Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared over a patch of ocean that is on the exact opposite part of the globe from the Bermuda Triangle — isn't that a bizarre coincidence?
- Prince Charles loses bid to keep letters private
- Judge: Married women can't divorce in Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that two women who were legally married in Iowa can't divorce in Alabama, which doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.
- San Francisco high-rise in danger of collapse after fire
(Reuters) - A partly-built high-rise tower in San Francisco whose upper floors collapsed in a major fire on Tuesday was in danger of collapsing further, and a nearby apartment building remained evacuated, a fire official said on Wednesday. A five-alarm blaze that may have been caused by a welding mishap broke out late on Tuesday at the MB360 apartment complex under construction in the Mission Bay district, said San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge.