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President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza, at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators […]

07/21/2014

Fire engines arrive at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, as the sun sets Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

What we know, and don’t, 1 day after Ukraine crash

BRUSSELS (AP) — One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here’s what is known, and what has been claimed: THE CAUSE U.S. officials and an adviser to […]

07/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on […]

07/18/2014

FILE - In this Friday, July 11, 2014 file photo, Igor Girkin  also known as Igor Strelkov, a pro-Russian commander, center, arrives for the wedding of platoon commander Arsen Pavlov and Elena Kolenkina in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) — A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the […]

07/18/2014

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

US: Can’t rule out Russian role in plane downing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air […]

07/18/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses himself in front of the shrine with holy relics of St. Sergius as he attends celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity St. Sergius monastery in Sergiyev Posad, northeast of Moscow, Friday, July 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

PARIS (AP) — The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country’s conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack […]

07/18/2014

Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Ukraine searchers comb sunflowers for plane debris

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down […]

07/18/2014

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Bob Costantini on shooting of Flight MH17

US intelligence authorities confirm that a surface-to-air missile downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 killing 298 people. What they do not know is whether the missile was fired from Ukraine or from Russia. NBC’s Bob Costantini […]

07/18/2014

A woman walks past a body covered with a plastic sheet near the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

181 bodies found at Malaysia crash site in Ukraine

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) – Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners – dressed in overalls and covered in soot – spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching […]

07/18/2014

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. The plane, with the tail number 9M-MRD, is the same aircraft that was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when it was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister. (AP Photo/JoePriesAviation.net)

Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village […]

07/17/2014

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