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- A Windfall From Social Security?
- 20 years after being told he had just two weeks to live, a Nebraska man looks back
- How can jet disappear? In the ocean, it's not hard
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering. But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
- The First US City Was Full of Immigrants
A sprawling city in the heartland of the United States was a cultural melting pot hundreds of years before Europeans ever set foot in North America. "All of a sudden, there's a giant rise in the size of the site," said study researcher Philip Slater, a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. Countryside settlements were abandoned in favor of Cahokia's precincts along the Mississippi River. By A.D. 1100, as many as 20,000 people were living in an area covering 5.5 square miles (14.5 square kilometers), said Thomas Emerson, the director of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey.
- Ted Cruz's Presidential Campaign Had a Bad Weekend with Conservatives
In theory, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz should be coming into this week triumphant, having won the blessing of his conservative peers at CPAC. By most accounts (including that of attendees) Cruz played second fiddle to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at the conference, suggesting that, over the short term, Cruz's far-right-or-fight strategy hasn't borne much fruit with mainstream conservatives in his party. Each year, the Conservative Political Action Conference holds a presidential straw poll. The results are generally fairly mainstream, despite the conference's efforts to represent the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
- Justin Bieber Defends Deposition Behavior
- No automated messages from missing Boeing jet: sources
The Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared on Saturday did not make automatic contact with a flight data-monitoring system after vanishing from radar screens, two people familiar with the matter said. The Boeing 777-200ER is equipped with a maintenance computer capable of talking to the ground automatically through short messages known as ACARS. In the case of the Malaysia Airlines jet, however, investigators have no such evidence to help them discover what happened to the passenger plane, the people said. "There were no signals from ACARS from the time the aircraft disappeared," a source involved in the investigations said.
- Family friend arrested in Colorado triple homicide