By By EILEEN NG Associated Press
March 11, 2014 10:48 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing on route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged Wednesday they didn't know in which direction the plane and its 239 passengers was heading when it disappeared, vastly complicating efforts to find it.
By Katie Nelson, San Jose Mercury News
March 11, 2014 9:28 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — A huge, out-of-control fire caused catastrophic damage to a quarter-billion-dollar apartment complex under construction at Fourth Street near China Basin in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 8:48 p.m.
NEW YORK — Kitty Genovese's screams for help couldn't save her on the night she was murdered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of urban breakdown and city dwellers' seeming callousness toward their neighbors.
By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 8:46 p.m.
WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary public accusation, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee declared on Tuesday that the CIA interfered with and then tried to intimidate a congressional investigation into the agency's possible use of torture in terror probes during the Bush administration.
By HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 6 p.m.
NEW YORK — Joe McGinniss wasn't one to let a story tell itself. Whether insisting on the guilt of a murder suspect after seemingly befriending him or moving next door to Sarah Palin's house for a most unauthorized biography, McGinniss was unique in his determination to get the most inside information, in how publicly he burned bridges with his subjects and how memorably he placed himself in the narrative.
By RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 5:47 p.m.
BEIRUT -- The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million — more than half the country's children — with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Tuesday.
By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 10:56 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike killed three Gaza militants on Tuesday near an area where an unmanned Israeli surveillance aircraft crashed earlier in the day, an official in the Palestinian territory said. The Israeli military said it was responding to mortar fire.
By MICHAEL BIESECKER and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 10:54 a.m.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Attorneys for an Army general charged with sexual assault said Tuesday that they have decided to try to renegotiate a plea bargain with a new set of military officials after the judge determined that the case may have been improperly influenced by political concerns.
By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 10:54 a.m.
NOME, Alaska — Dallas Seavey ran a blistering pace to rally from third place and win his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday in a record-breaking finish, after a sudden storm blew the front-runner out of the competition and kept another musher minutes away from her first win.
By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 10:52 a.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration are trying to persuade a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey legislators investigating the matter.
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
March 11, 2014 10:06 a.m.
TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.