Indian Ocean

A submarine built by Bluefin Robotics is lowered into the water by systems engineer Cheryl Mierzwa in Quincy, Mass., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

Malaysia Flight 370: Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane

PERTH, Australia (AP) – Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner’s black boxes for […]

04/14/2014

In this April 4, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, the Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield tows a pinger locator in the first search for the missing flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder in the southern Indian Ocean. Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, was investigating a sound it picked up. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelly Lunt)

More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon

PERTH, Australia (AP) – The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian […]

04/09/2014

In this imagery taken by the Thaichote satellite on March 24, 2014 and released March 27, 2014 by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), a part of about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner are shown. Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand's space technology development agency, said the images showed "300 objects of various sizes" in the southern Indian Ocean about 2,700 kilometers (1,675 miles) southwest of Perth, Australia. (AP Photo/Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency)

Jet search cut short; more satellites spot objects

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the hunt for possible debris fields from the […]

03/27/2014

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Malaysia: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean

Malaysia’s Prime Minister announced a short time ago that new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean. Penny and Phil spoke with aviation expert Jim […]

03/24/2014

Malaysia plane: Australians, Chinese spot objects in Indian Ocean

PERTH, Australia (AP) – Chinese and Australian planes on Monday spotted several objects in an area identified by multiple satellite images as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, boosting hopes the frustrating search […]

03/24/2014

This image provided by China's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense shows a floating object seen at sea next to the descriptor which was added by the source. The image was captured around noon, on March 18, 2014 (Tuesday) by a Chinese satellite in S44’57 E90’13 in south Indian Ocean. It shows what is suspected to be a floating object 22 meters long and 13 meters wide. It is about 120 km south (slightly to the west) of the suspected objects released by Australia. (AP Photo/ China State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense)

China satellite detects object in jet search area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — While possible clues about the fate of a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than two weeks keep coming from satellite images, it was as frustrating as ever Saturday to […]

03/22/2014

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USC aviation expert discusses new clues in search for plane

It’s the biggest lead in days in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner. Satellite images have detected two large chunks of debris in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. Penny and Phil spoke […]

03/20/2014

Ground staff work on a Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

BREAKING NEWS: Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – An Australian search and rescue official says that planes have been sent to check on two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that were spotted on satellite […]

03/20/2014

Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on […]

03/19/2014

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Warm November set month’s heat record for planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — November was a hot month for planet Earth. Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record. They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, […]

12/17/2013

This is a  1979  file image of Skylab, at the end of its mission in 1979 when it crashed back to Earth. (AP Photo/NASA, FILE)

Satellite hits Atlantic — but what about next one?

BERLIN (AP) — This time it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean — but what about next time? The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere early Monday on […]

11/11/2013

This Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines, at 22:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. EST). Haiyan, the world's strongest typhoon of the year, slammed into the Philippines early Friday. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here’s the difference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms […]

11/09/2013

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