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April 5, 2014 | By Julie Makinen, This post has been updated with the latest developments.
BEIJING - With nearly a month of searching having turned up no definitive sign of missing Flight 370, Malaysia said Saturday it was overhauling the organization of its investigation and vowed to press on with efforts to find the jet. Meanwhile, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said a Chinese vessel in the Indian Ocean, the Haixun 01, had picked up a "pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5 kHz” - the same frequency as emitted by a plane's...
April 5, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- Searchers looking for the data recorders from missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 said Sunday that they were investigating underwater “acoustic events” in two distinct areas of the Indian Ocean - one picked up by an Australian vessel and two others recorded by a Chinese patrol ship. The Australian military vessel Ocean Shield, towing a sophisticated pinger locator lent by the U.S. Navy, reported Sunday morning that it had picked up a signal, said Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating search efforts from Perth, Australia.
March 29, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
As thoroughbreds were groomed and prepped for the day's races, a group of elderly Japanese Americans circled the stables of Santa Anita in a tram. For six months in 1942, they lived here, in the same stalls where horses had slept, before being shipped to internment camps in isolated areas of the country. Back then, arriving adults mourned the loss of homes and businesses, while children explored the grounds, making new friends. In the barns, a thin layer of asphalt was all that separated families from layers of manure.
March 28, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting my cats a water fountain. The Skinny: I've started watching "Sons of Anarchy" on Netflix. While I am enjoying Season 1 I'm not sure  if I'm willing to commit to the series. I do want a vest though! Friday's roundup includes the box office preview, some big changes at ABC's "Nightline" and NBC News, and reviews of "Noah" and "Cesar Chavez. " Daily Dose: Charter Communications is refusing to throw in the towel in its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable.
March 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
One of the nation's busiest seaports partially reopened to ship traffic on Tuesday after it had been closed because of a weekend oil spill in the waters near Houston, Coast Guard announced. Traffic resumed flowing through the Houston Ship Channel about 1 p.m. local time, Coast Guard Petty Officer Manda Emery told the Los Angeles Times. There was no estimate when the channel will be fully reopened or how long it will take to clear the backlog of more than 100 vessels waiting to get through.
March 24, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy. [Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping channel remained closed Monday night. ]  U.S. Coast Guard officials said 168,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge after a collision with a Liberian-flagged ship in Galveston Bay about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary.
March 17, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan and Barbara Demick
The U.S. military pulled its warship out of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Monday and will rely instead on sophisticated submarine-hunting aircraft, a sign of just how complex the international search for the missing Boeing 777 has become in its second week. At least 26 nations have deployed ships, aircraft and satellites in one of the largest international coalitions ever mustered in a search and rescue operation. Search teams are concentrating on wide bands in both the northern and southern hemispheres west of Malaysia, crossing the territories of a dozen Asian nations as well as the sparsely traveled waters of the southern Indian Ocean.
March 17, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
The Navy pulled out the guided-missile destroyer Kidd, with its two search and rescue helicopters, opting to rely on a pair of submarine-hunting aircraft from nearby land bases to scour the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The San Diego-based destroyer with a crew of 314 and its MH-60 Seahawk helicopters have searched a combined 15,000 square miles since March 8, when the Boeing 777 mysteriously vanished. No debris or wreckage related to the aircraft or the 239 missing passengers and crew has been found.
March 12, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Avast! The pirate ship that submerged in Big Bear Lake during a heavy winter storm will soon rise from its watery grave. The Big Bear Pirate Ship--a popular tourist draw in the mountain lake community about 100 miles east of downtown Los Angeles--sank during a storm Feb. 28 while it was tied off at Halloway's Marina. Crews plan to use inflatable lift bags Thursday morning to refloat the one-third scale replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, also known as Time Bandit.
March 9, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. - On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Everywhere he looks: ice and people. Months ago, many warned him not to invest in a place where fair-weather tourists flee in the fall and the big lake's waters turn cold and storm-tossed, forcing the 100 or so hardy full-time residents of Cornucopia to hibernate for the winter. He'd be out of business by March, they said.
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