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.
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.
A former longshore worker accused of sabotaging operations at a Vancouver grain export terminal during a labor dispute in December 2012 is seeking to seal a variety of court records in a related civil lawsuit against him.
By Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 12:50 p.m.
SEATTLE — A new report shows low-income kids who participate in Washington's College Bound scholarship program are going to college at nearly the same rate as their richer classmates and well ahead of other poor children who did not sign up. The scholarship program seems to encourage higher than expected college enrollment and continued college attendance.
By THANAYARAT DOKSONE and JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 12:37 p.m.
PATTAYA, Thailand — Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.