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Malaysian official: Cautiously hopeful about positive developments in hunt for lost jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's defence minister says he is "cautiously hopeful" that there will be positive developments in the next few days, "if not hours," in the search for the missing airliner.

Los Angeles Police: Legendary Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at age 93

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theatre, died Sunday at age 93.

Ukraine pins blame on seizure of government buildings in eastern regions on Russia

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's prime minister accused Russia on Monday of sowing unrest in his country's eastern provinces as a pretext for dispatching troops across the border.

Malaysia and Indonesia ban biblical epic 'Noah' to protect racial harmony

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet.

Malaysia bans Biblical epic 'Noah' to protect racial harmony

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia has banned the Biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet.

Donna Tartt, Doris Kearns Goodwin finalists for Carnegie literary medals

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Bestsellers by novelist Donna Tartt and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Ships race to investigate signals in Malaysian jet search; official warns against false hope

PERTH, Australia - Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet raced toward a patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday to determine whether a few brief sounds picked up by underwater equipment came from the plane's black boxes, whose battery-powered pingers are on the verge of dying out.

Navy rescues family with sick baby from disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off Mexican coast

SAN DIEGO - U.S. sailors rescued an American family with an ill 1-year-old from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast - boarding them Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment.

Afghan elections hailed as triumph of democracy over violence, though Taliban threat remains

KABUL - Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new president. But some cautioned against declaring a premature defeat of the Islamic militants.

Rwanda genocide anniversary: He hacked her arm off and killed her baby; Now they're friends

NYAMATA, Rwanda - She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both.

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