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Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 3:08 PM

"Lost Contact": AirAsia Flight Missing With 162 Aboard

A search and rescue mission for an AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people aboard was suspended Sunday in the Java Sea and will resume at 6 a.m. Monday (6 p.m. ET Sunday). AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at around 7:24 a.m. local time on Sunday (7:24 p.m. ET Saturday ) after requesting a course change due to bad weather while en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Indonesia's acting director general of transportation said there had been no distress signal from the cockpit of the Airbus A320-200. "We don't dare to presume what has happened except that it has lost contact," Djoko Murjatmodjo said. The jet was carrying 155 passengers and seven crewmembers, none of them American, AirAsia confirmed Sunday. The missing flight is the third Malaysia-related air incident this year. Read »
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Sony Admits PlayStation Taken Down by Cyberattack

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Suspect Fatally Shoots Arizona Cop, Kills Self

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:10 PM

George H.W. Bush Could Be out of the Hospital Soon

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Dueling Police Protests Held Across U.S.

Demonstrators across the nation came out to protest police tactics and support officers this weekend, NBC News reported. Protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles to voice their outrage over the police killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and other black men and boys. Counter demonstrators were also out, with hundreds in downtown Cleveland showing their support for police officers. There were also demonstrations in support of police in Salt Lake City and outside of Boston. Read »
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 7:22 PM

2 Snowmobilers Die After Falling Through Lake Ice

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Lost for 70 Years, a World War II Bracelet Comes Home

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:32 PM

N. Korea's Internet, 3G Mobile Network "Paralyzed"

North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks went down again on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported, hours after the North Korean government called Obama a "monkey" and blamed the U.S. for enduring instability in the country's Internet infrastructure. Internet connectivity hadn't returned to normal as of 9:30 p.m. local time (7:30 a.m. ET), Xinhua said. On Saturday, the White House refused to deny North Korea's accusations that the U.S. shut down the hermit nation's Internet in retaliation for its alleged hacking attack over the movie "The Interview," with an administration official saying the claim wasn't worthy of an answer. Read »
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Son Surprises Parents by Paying Off Their Mortgage

A son gave his parents the ultimate gift this Christmas by paying off their mortgage. Joey Riquelme, a successful app developer, handed his parents an envelope with a bill from Bank of America and a note saying, "Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas - Joe." Their joy was caught on camera. Riquelme, who is behind iPhone video editor app, Videoshop, posted the video on YouTube under the name JoeyTrombone, and it quickly went viral. "Sometimes the best gifts come in the lamest packages," Riquelme wrote on Facebook. Read »
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Wanted Al-Shabab Terror Leader Surrenders: Somalia

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

PlayStation Network Restored After Hack Attack: Sony

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"I'm going to defend gains that we've made in health care; I'm going to defend gains that we've made on environment and clean air and clean water."  

— President Barack Obama, warning congressional Republicans that he will not be afraid to use his veto pen, in an interview on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

N. Korea Insults Obama, Blames U.S. for Outages

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 4:12 AM

Shunned by Others, Baby Gorilla Finds a New Home

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Over 30 Airstrikes Hammer ISIS in Iraq and Syria

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