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In this photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a patrol vessel of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane off Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan, Malaysia, on Sunday.

Boeing 777 Pilots: It's Not Easy To Disable Onboard Communications

Commercial aviation pilots tell NPR that they would have no idea how to disable all the systems designed to automatically communicate with ground stations, though they could probably figure it out from checklists and other documentation available aboard an aircraft.

FDIC Sues 16 Big Banks, Accusing Them Of Fixing Interest Rates

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has filed a lawsuit against 16 of the world's biggest banks, accusing them of fixing the London interbank offered rate and costing smaller, failed American banks money.

Bloomberg explains it like this:

With a teacher's help, toddlers serve themselves a family-style lunch at Gresham KinderCare in Gresham, Oregon.

Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

Marketing to kids may have gotten a bad rap in the past. Especially since children have been the target of so much junk food advertising.

But it's a new day.

Increasingly, companies are seeing profits pushing ultra-healthy stuff. And they're not using a finger-wagging, guilt-ridden, eat-your-veggies-because-they're-good-for-you messaging.

Birds Eye is taking a page from the playbook of other companies that have had success leveraging the power of teen pop stars: The frozen food giant is turning to Disney.

Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

Tell Your Bestie: The OED Has New Words

With Russian Minister, Kerry Kicks A Soccer Ball And Talks Ukraine

After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

For The Poor, Warmth In The Winter Comes At A Steep Price

Even as signs of spring emerge around the country, one particular remnant of winter remains: high energy bills. For low-income residents, a hefty heating bill can be an especially big burden, and not just in traditional cold-weather states.

In January, as temperatures dipped to record lows in eastern Tennessee, the Knoxville Utilities Board urged its customers: If you think you cannot pay your bill, call us. On average, gas bills were 29 percent higher than they were a year ago. And the poor have suffered even more, says Jeanie Fox, a customer counselor.

With All Eyes On The East, A Seige Mentality Settles On Kiev

Cranes prepare to salvage the last car from from a train derailment in the Bronx section of New York,  in December 2013.

Feds Say New York's Metro-North Rail Line Values Punctuality Over Safety

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a scathing report on New York's Metro-North rail line.

The inquiry, which was launched after a derailment in December that killed four passengers and injured 70, found that the rail line put punctuality above safety.

The Washington Post reports:

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