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March 26th, 2014
05:57 AM ET

More Debris Spotted, But From MH370?

Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) received new satellite images from France that were taken on March 23.

The images showed 122 potential objects in one area of the ocean. Some of the objects were as much as 23 meters in length.

Some appeared bright, possibly indicating solid material. They were located about 2,500 kilometers from Perth.

"This is another new lead that will help direct the search operation," said Acting Minister of Transportation Hishammuddin Bin Hussein on Wednesday.

Officials say they can tell you how Flight 370 ended. It crashed into the Indian Ocean, they'll say, citing complicated math as proof.

They can tell you when it probably happened - on March 8, sometime between 8:11 and 9:15 a.m. (7:11 to 8:15 p.m. ET March 7), handing you a sheet with extraordinarily technical details about satellite communications technology.

What they still can't tell you is why, or precisely where, or show you a piece of the wreckage.

See story as it updates on CNN.com. 

March 18th, 2014
09:40 AM ET

What Happened in Cockpit of Flight 370?

Former accident investigator Steven Wallace speaks to circumstances if flight path was pre-programmed into the computer.

The pilot and first officer of the missing plane, both of them Malaysian, have come under particular scrutiny in the search for clues. Investigators say that whoever flew the plane off course for hours appeared to know what they were doing.

But officials have so far reported no evidence to tie the pilot and first officer to the plane's disappearance.

Supporting the case that whoever took the plane off course had considerable aviation expertise, The New York Times reported that the aircraft's first turn to the west was carried out through a computer system that was most likely programmed by somebody in the cockpit.

An aviation expert, writing an op-ed for CNN.com, floated the idea last week that whoever changed the plane's course was an expert.

The person who programmed the change of course would have been somebody "knowledgeable about airplane systems," The Times reported, citing unidentified American officials.

The information has increased investigators' focus on the pilot and first officer, the newspaper reported. CNN wasn't immediately able to confirm the report.

Asked about the report Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said: "As far as we're concerned, the aircraft was programmed to fly to Beijing. That's the standard procedure."

But he didn't rule out the possibility the flight path had been reprogrammed.

"Once you're in the aircraft, anything is possible," he said.

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March 17th, 2014
09:11 AM ET

What Could Have Happened to Flight 370?

Author Brad Meltzer questions conspiracy theories around the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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March 7th, 2014
10:32 AM ET

See Asteroid Fall Apart

Amazing new pictures from space document the end of an asteroid.

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March 7th, 2014
10:28 AM ET

Minnesota Bus Driver Battles Flames

A Minnesota school bus driver is being called a hero this morning for doing the right thing and possibly saving some lives.

Alfred Lewis was driving four special needs students near Minneapolis on Thursday morning when a heater on the bus began to smoke.

He pulled over and got the kids, including two in wheelchairs and a nurse, off the bus just as the heater burst into flames.

Lewis even went after the flames with a fire extinguisher but wasn't able to put them out.

Luckily, everyone got away safely and another bus quickly arrived to take the students to school.

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February 28th, 2014
05:58 AM ET

Obama and Biden Show Us Their Moves

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are running again. But this time, not for office.

Demanding jobs aside, the two jogged around the White House in their ties to highlight the need to keep in shape.

"Mr. President, are you ready to move," Biden asked as he entered the Oval Office.

"Absolutely, let's do this thing. Let's move," Obama responded.

The two taped the video as part of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, which aims to reduce childhood obesity.

The video shows the pair running a lap through the hallways of the White House and outside by the rose garden.

At one point, the first family's Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny, watched the two leaders run by.

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Let's Move initiative, the first lady asked Americans nationwide to use social media to show how they move.

While making an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" last week, she said if the turnout was large, she had something fun planned.

"If we get enough response we'll have a little surprise. The President and maybe the Vice President will show us how they move," Obama said.

While exercising in a shirt and tie may not be ideal, the President and Vice President did stretch at the end of their lap and drink some water, another part of the Let's Move program.

"After a good workout, you got to drink up," President Obama said in the video.

"Otherwise we are going to be in trouble with Jill and Michelle," Obama added.

Well, home crisis averted.

February 24th, 2014
12:19 PM ET

Up to Speed: Uncertainty Reigns in a Divided Ukraine

The turmoil in Ukraine has swept aside its president, brought about the release a prominent opposition leader and raised fears the country could break apart.

After the bloodshed in the streets of Kiev last week - the deadliest violence Ukraine has suffered since its independence 22 years ago - the political twists and turns came thick and fast over the weekend.

As a new week begins, uncertainty has taken a hold in the divided nation as Ukraine tries to reshape its political landscape.

An arrest warrant has been issued for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych over the killings of civilians, a government official said Monday. But officials don't know where he is.

Click here for what you need to know to get caught up.

February 21st, 2014
06:04 AM ET

Olympics Impacted by Ukraine Violence

The violence in Ukraine is resonating all the way to Sochi –  just a few hundred miles away – where some Ukrainian athletes have pulled out of the Olympic competition.


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February 18th, 2014
08:00 AM ET

Scary Bus Crash Caught on Tape

Newly-released video shows a frightening bus crash in Boise, Idaho.

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February 14th, 2014
06:03 AM ET

No Flowers Yet? Blame the Snow!

If you haven't gotten Valentine's Day flowers yet, it could be because of a travel delay thanks to massive winter storm.

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