WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" that end up in the ocean. But their efforts are too late to help in the case of a Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared over the weekend.
Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich booked their place in the Champions League's quarter-finals, despite Arsenal earning a 1-1 draw in Bavaria in Tuesday's last 16, second-leg clash. A second-half Bastian Schweinsteiger goal gave Bayern a brief lead before Arsenal's Lukas Podolski equalised with a thunderbolt of a shot as the tie finished 3-1 on aggregate. "We put in a very, very good first-half and controlled the game by giving away no goal chances," said Bayern captain Philipp Lahm.
Ukraine will not attempt a military move to prevent the southern Crimean peninsula's breakaway in order not to expose its eastern border, Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov told AFP Tuesday in an exclusive interview. "We cannot launch a military operation in Crimea, as we would expose the eastern border and Ukraine would not be protected," Turchynov said, as Crimea prepares to vote in a referendum Sunday on becoming part of Russia. Crimea's upcoming referendum is a "sham" whose results will be fixed in Moscow, Turchynov told AFP.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan to phase out government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and instead use mainly private insurers to backstop home loans has advanced in Congress.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors faced more pressure over its handling of a deadly defect in certain compact cars Tuesday as word leaked of a criminal investigation and two congressional committees opened probes into the matter.
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — An investigator has testified at a hearing for a Kansas man accused of killing four people that crews looking for the 18-month-old daughter of one victim found a child's body inside a suitcase in a creek.
Atletico Madrid booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 17 years as they beat AC Milan 4-1 at the Vicente Calderon to progress 5-1 on aggregate on Tuesday. Diego Costa struck the winner in the first leg three weeks ago and it took him just three minutes to double Atletico's advantage as he acrobatically turned home Koke's cross. Milan were given hope when Kaka headed home Andrea Poli's cross on 27 minutes, but Arda Turan restored Atletico's lead on the night before half-time when his volley from the edge of the box deflected past Christian Abbiati.
LONDON (Reuters) – A future Labour government would only hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband will say Wednesday. "I am announcing that the next Labour government will legislate for a new lock: there would be no transfer of powers from the UK to the EU without a referendum on our continued membership of the EU," Miliband wrote in the Financial Times. …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was chatting this week with someone who brought up the possibility that some unfortunate team with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament might have to play its second game against Oklahoma State, which was once considered a Final Four contender.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has injured a ligament in his right elbow for the second time in less than four years, and Atlanta says it is too early to determine the extent of the damage.
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is getting its first test ahead of the 2014 midterm elections Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where Democrats and Republicans have spent millions of dollars trying out national strategies for the rest of the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl."
US President Barack Obama Tuesday launched a New York shopping spree — to treat his wife and daughters — and to praise top clothing retailor Gap Inc. for raising its minimum wage. Obama halted his motorcade at the store at East 42nd and Third Avenue as he hit the Big Apple on a fundraising swing. The president selected sweaters for his daughters Malia and Sasha and a blue workout jacket for his wife Michelle, before delivering a glowing assessment of Gap bosses, who recently decided to hike the store's minimum wage to $10 dollars. The president, who is calling on Congress to lift the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, said the move would help thousands of Gap employees.
The Dallas Cowboys released team all-time sacks leader DeMarcus Ware while the Cleveland Browns signed two key players in their rebuilding effort as National Football League free agency began Tuesday. The first major exit of the period when players seek hefty contracts with new clubs came when Dallas parted ways with linebacker Ware after nine seasons in which he made 117 sacks. "A decision like this, involving a man who is a cornerstone player in the history of your franchise, is extremely difficult," said Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones. But the move saved the Cowboys $16 million under the NFL salary cap for the 2014 season and another $7 million off the Dallas salary limit for 2015.
By Siddharth Cavale, Olivia Oran and Aditi Shrivastava (Reuters) – Men's Wearhouse Inc said it would acquire rival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc for about $1.8 billion, ending a five-month saga that started with Jos. A. Bank offering to buy its larger menswear rival. The companies, operating in a mature market, have bid and counterbid for each other since October when Jos. A. Bank offered to buy Men's Wearhouse for about $2.3 billion. The increased offer price of $65 per share announced on Tuesday is a premium of 5.1 percent to Jos. A. Bank's Monday closing price. …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department on Tuesday proposed a new rule that would make it easier for those with 401(k) retirement plans and their employers to locate just what fees and expenses are attached.
NEW YORK (AP) — Those repeated ads about a dead boy returning to his father after 32 years struck a nerve with television viewers, who proved curious enough to check out the debut of ABC’s new drama “Resurrection.”
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Jelena Jankovic routed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, winning a matchup of former tournament champions and No. 1-ranked players.
Phil Jackson, who has won a record 11 NBA titles as a coach, is near to concluding a deal to become the New York Knicks basketball operations boss, ESPN reported Tuesday. The US-based sports news network, citing unnamed sources, said the Knicks were confident they would have final details sorted out this week and an announcement of a deal by next week. Jackson, 68, retired as a coach in May of 2011 after having guided the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s and the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA crowns from 2000-2010.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A campaign adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton was involved in an off-the-books operation to help the former first lady’s 2008 presidential campaign in four states and Puerto Rico, according to federal court documents.
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he will pay for stadium upgrades that could help lure a Super Bowl back to Miami, but he wants tax breaks for his spending. Ross said Tuesday that his renovations to the team's home park will create 4,000 local jobs and attract the Super Bowl and other major events. But the Miami Herald reports that in exchange for him paying for those upgrades with his own money, he wants to stop paying any property taxes, breaks similar to what many other NFL team owners obtain. Florida voters rejected paying for stadium improvements themselves 10 months ago and the NFL passed over Miami in awarding the 2016 and 2017 Super Bowls and naming finalists for the 2018 Super Bowl.