Search for missing Malaysian airliner turns up no new debris sightings – CNN

China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean – CNN

If this is the debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, what happens next? – CNN

Putin calls for use of troops in Ukraine – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking News Update 9:22 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region…

Prescription Drugs, Cocaine and Heroin Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman – It’s … – Contactmusic.com

Contactmusic.comDespite the causes of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death being tragically clear, the official toxicology report has confirmed that the late actor died due to a lethal concoction of prescription drugs,…

Which Dallas Buyers Club Characters Are Based on Real People? – Parade

ParadeQ: Are the main characters in Dallas Buyers Club based on real people? —Sean D., Baltimore. A: There really was a Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texan (played by Best Actor…

After forest fires and drought, now rains torment Southern California – CNN

CNNBut in Glendora and other towns in Los Angeles County, it wasn’t. The rain has been much needed, but this deluge — coming down at more than an inch an…

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death ruled accidental – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPhilip Seymour Hoffman, who won the hearts of fans and fellow actors during decades of an award-winning career, accidentally died of a deadly mix of drugs, New York…

Obama warns Russia: There will be costs to any military intervention in the Ukraine – Haaretz

HaaretzUkraine has reported that Russian forces have taken control of Crimea’s airports and had flown 2,000 troops into the region; Russia said any troop movement was in keeping with its…

President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that “there will be costs” if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply…

Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ for intervention in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a…

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of drug mix – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA New York City coroner says Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, the Associated Press reports. Heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines were what ultimately caused…

Pro-Russia separatists flex muscles in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula – Washington Post

Washington PostSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Several hundred armed men in green camouflage, without insignia and carrying military-style automatic rifles, entered and secured areas of the civilian airport in Crimea’s regional capital…

Ukrainian ex-leader Viktor Yanukovych vows fightback – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych has made his first public appearance since being ousted last week, telling a news conference in Russia he would fight for his country. He said…

Nasty LinkedIn rejection goes viral – CNN

CNNBlazek’s response to an e-mail and LinkedIn request from Diana Mekota, a 26-year-old planning to move to Cleveland this summer, has made the rounds on Reddit, Buzzfeed and other viral…

Ukraine tells Russia to back off as Crimea tensions, secession fears deepen – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking news update 8:20 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovuych said Friday at a news conference in Russia that he was not overthrown…

Nashville will apply to host Democratic National Convention – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Nashville will apply to host Democratic National ConventionNashville Business Journal (blog)Nashville officials will take up an offer from the Democratic National Committee to apply to host the party’s 2016 nominating…

Lupica: Chris Christie’s is a tale of high hopes and Port Authority dopes – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOn Election Night less than four months ago, Chris Christie did not just look like the darling of the Republican Party, he looked like the super-sized man…

Latest London lunch: Prison food – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Your phone’s confiscated. Your fingerprints are taken. You’re going to prison. But don’t worry, it’s just for lunch. The Clink Charity opened its third restaurant this week inside…

Former NFL star Darren Sharper faces more rape charges – CNN

CNN(CNN) — New Orleans police have issued arrest warrants for former NFL star Darren Sharper and another man in connection with the alleged rapes of two women. Sharper, 38, and…

Boeing unveils its first ‘self-destructing’ smartphone – WDAM-TV

WDAM-TV(BOEING/FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION/CNN) – It’s a smartphone that would make James Bond jealous. Aerospace manufacturer Boeing unveiled a new “self-destructing” smartphone this week, called the “Boeing Black.” The company says…

NASA Scientists Discover 715 Additional Planets – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceThere is further proof of inhabitable planets in the galaxy. Using data from, NASA announced Wednesday that data from the Kepler space telescope enabled scientists to discover 715…

Russia says US proposing cooperation with Moscow over Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersMOSCOW Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed cooperation with Moscow to resolve the Ukraine crisis during a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister…

Costa Concordia captain boards stricken ship – CNN

CNNRome (CNN) — The captain of the Costa Concordia went back on board Thursday for the first time since the cruise liner crashed into the rocks off Italy’s Giglio island,…

Car bomb kills 12 in Mogadishu, Somalia – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A car bomb exploded Thursday, killing at least 12 people near Somalia’s national intelligence headquarters in the capital of Mogadishu, security spokesman Idris Aden said. Most of them…

Predicting the Oscars 2014: Insiders’ knowledge put to the test – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — It’s that time again, time to pull out the ballots and read the tea leaves and see who’s going to take home the trophies at Sunday’s 86th…

Suicide car bomber kills at least 10 in Somali capital: police – Reuters

ReutersMOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed in an explosion when a suicide bomber drove his car into a tea shop near the national security headquarters in Somalia’s…

Indian sub returns as rescuers look for 2 missing – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW DELHI — Rescuers were searching the cramped confines of an Indian navy submarine after it returned to port in Mumbai on Thursday, a day after an accident aboard…

NASA discovers 715 new planets – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Our galactic neighborhood just got a lot bigger. NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at…

Justin Bieber’s Georgia fun interrupted; police find pot, pipes in limo search – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Police searching Justin Bieber’s limo found illegal drugs and paraphernalia Tuesday, a police report said. “Less than an ounce of suspected marijuana and two large glass smoking pipes…

US space telescope spots 715 more planets – Reuters

ReutersCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Feb 26 (Reuters) – Scientists added a record 715 more planets to the list of known worlds beyond the solar system, boosting the overall tally to nearly…

Politics: A wistful Chris Christie, and secret Clinton papers – CNN (blog)

Politics: A wistful Chris Christie, and secret Clinton papersCNN (blog)(CNN) – With all the talk of 2016, and the looming scandals swirling around Chris Christie right now, the New Jersey…

No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people – CNN

CNN(CNN) — When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the…

Real Madrid thrashes Schalke, Mancini counters Mourinho in UCL – SI.com

SI.comReal Madrid had way too much firepower for Schalke, thrashing the German side 6-1 in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie Wednesday. Federico Gambarini/DPA/AP. It was a…

Diving Into Kepler Data, Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Planets – New York Times

New York TimesKepler’s view of the sky taken in 2009. Its mission was to hunt for exoplanets among the approximately 4.5 million stars pictured here. Credit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. the main story.…