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Search For Missing Flight Suspended For Second Night

Posted On December 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Crews are suspending the aerial search for a missing AirAsia jetliner as darkness descends on the search area. The Airbus A-320 was carrying more than 160 people when it vanished Sunday. The pilot asked permission to climb above bad weather, but that request was denied by air traffic control because another plane was…

Palestinians To Submit U.N. Statehood Resolution

Posted On December 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Palestinians say they'll submit a final draft of a statehood resolution to the U.N. Security Council today. The plan reportedly calls for a peace agreement with Israel within a year and an end to Israeli control of East Jerusalem and the West Bank by the end of 2017. Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas…

Tornadoes Claim Fifth Life In Mississippi

Posted On December 29, 2014

(Biloxi, MS) -- A fifth person is dead from injuries suffered as the result of tornadoes that struck Mississippi last Tuesday. WLOX says local businessman Mickey Hudson died Saturday after being injured in a twister that slammed into Columbia, Mississippi. Tornadoes tore through the region Tuesday, killing two people in Columbia and two in Jones…

Twitter Blacks Out

Posted On December 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Twitter says it blacked out Sunday because of a bug in its front-end code. The company says an issue Sunday that prevented some users from signing in to accounts has been resolved. Users reported problems with Twitter smartphone apps, and tweets posted on TweetDeck were showing up as being posted a year ago.…

Obama Says Iran Has “Chance To Get Right With World”

Posted On December 29, 2014

(Undated) -- President Obama says Iran could become a "very successful regional power" if it accepts a long-term deal to limit its nuclear program. In an NPR interview that airs this week, Obama says Iran has "a chance to get right with the world." Iran insists its nuclear program is to develop only peaceful energy,…