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  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search is 'unprecedented,' official says

    BEIJING¬†—¬†Investigators appeared no closer to locating Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Wednesday, as officials defended their handling of the search for the aircraft that went missing five days ago. At the latest count, there were 42 ships and...
  • Search for Malaysia Airlines jet focuses on waters off Vietnam

    Search for Malaysia Airlines jet focuses on waters off Vietnam
    BEIJING — Search-and-rescue teams Thursday zoomed in on shallow waters off the southeastern coast of Vietnam looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after Chinese satellite photos appeared to show large objects floating in the sea. The findings...
  • Conflicting reports deepen Malaysia jet mystery

    Conflicting reports deepen Malaysia jet mystery
    BEIJING --  The mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 deepened amid allegations that the airplane flew four hours longer than originally thought and might have traveled more than 1,000 miles away from where search-and-rescue teams are looking....
  • Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says

    Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says
    Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the...
  • JFK, a presidency on a pedestal

    JFK, a presidency on a pedestal
    Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, there's no mystery about why his brief presidency remains an object of fascination: It was glamorous, photogenic, and cut short by an assassination that still seems an insoluble puzzle. Compared to the full-...
  • What John F. Kennedy was -- and wasn't

     What John F. Kennedy was -- and wasn't
    Twenty-five years ago, I asked Charles Bartlett, a syndicated columnist, to tell me about his old and close friend, John F. Kennedy. Bartlett's answer: "No one ever knew John Kennedy, not all of him." Now, 50 years after Kennedy's assassination, that...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign

    Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign
    A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut. Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
  • Pick your color: Hoya, a succulent in many shades

    In the world of succulents, the hundreds of species and cultivars of the hoya genus stand out. They are in the milkweed family, second only to orchids in the diversity of their flower forms and shapes. Lowland tropicals, hoyas are native to Southeast...
  • Joel Brinkley: Dam construction raising regional tensions

    Here come those dastardly dams! In Asia, Africa and the Middle East, nations are aggressively building new hydroelectric dams, seemingly heedless of the potentially disastrous effects on the countries downstream. As examples, Laos broke ground on a...
  • Go Away With ... Samantha Brown

    When Samantha Brown was growing up, her family took road trips to visit nearby family, but that was about it. So when she got the opportunity to work with the Travel Channel, Brown "realized that my input would be as a layman. I wasn't an expert...
  • Go Away With ... Kevin Olusola

    Go Away With ... Kevin Olusola
    The son of a Nigerian psychiatrist and a Grenadian nurse, Kevin Olusola enrolled at Yale University intending to pursue a medical career. But the classically trained cellist and innovative beatboxer couldn't resist entering the "Celebrate and...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Getting over the transition jitters

    I had been teaching since Christ was a corporal. That’s a long time. In retrospect, one of the most appealing aspects of teaching was mentoring kids according to the parameters of the animated character Buzz Lightyear: “To infinity and beyond!...