By Simon Denyer and William Wan, The Washington Post
March 10, 2014 9:08 p.m.
BEIJING — An international hunt for clues in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet intensified Monday, with dozens of ships searching a vast expanse of sea and investigators chasing down leads. But authorities acknowledged that they were stymied.
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 8:08 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a report released Monday.
By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 7:37 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2014 7:02 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Victims of bullying were more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or otherwise harmed by one's peers.
It appears smelt are returning to the Columbia River and some tributaries in big numbers for a second straight winter, with sea lions gorging on the silvery fish Monday in the North Fork of the Lewis River.
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2014 6:56 p.m.
Fugitive secrets-leaker Edward Snowden made a rare video appearance Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, condemning mass government surveillance and urging members of the tech-savvy audience to take action against it.
By JIM HEINTZ and MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 6:54 p.m.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Russia said Monday it is drafting counterproposals to a U.S. plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis, denouncing the new Western-backed government as an unacceptable "fait accompli" and claiming that Russian-leaning parts of the country have been plunged into lawlessness.