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A Tragic Disappearance (Mostly) Solved In 'Savage Harvest'

The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in November of 1961 was an international incident; Rockeller, just 23, was the scion of one of the world's richest families. He had gone to New Guinea to collect native art for his father's newly founded Museum of Primitive Art in New York — and then, he had vanished.

A woman reads messages for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday.

Prime Minister: 'Deliberate Action' Disabled Missing Jet Transponder

Malaysia's prime minister says he is now certain that someone disabled the communication systems on the passenger jet that disappeared last week with 239 people aboard.

The missing Malaysia Airliner flew more than six and a half hours after its last communication with air traffic control, Malaysia's Prime minister Najib Razak said in a news conference early Saturday.

"These movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane," Razak said.

As pedestrians watch, an American sailor passionately kisses a white-uniformed nurse in Times Square to celebrate the long awaited-victory over Japan on August 14, 1945.

Man Widely Known As The 'Kissing Sailor' In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

The man widely believed to be at the center of an iconic 1945 photo showing a sailor kissing a nurse in the middle of Times Square on V-J Day has died.

The Associated Press reports that Glenn McDuffie died of natural causes on Sunday in a nursing home in Dallas.

Republican senators Rob Portman (left), Dean Heller and Susan Collins worked with a bipartisan group to reach a deal to extend long-term jobless benefits for five months.

Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

The bipartisan agreement in the Senate over a five-month extension of federal unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless may seem like a breakthrough.

But for Sister Marge Clark, senior lobbyist for NETWORK — a national Catholic social justice lobby that welcomes the news, the fact that the agreement is seen as a progress shows just how far the political situation in Washington has deteriorated.

Demonstrators protest the Obama administration's deportation policies, in Phoenix last year.

Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Five months before his 2012 reelection, President Obama announced that his administration would stop deportations of more than a half million young adults, often referred to as "Dreamers," brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

Latinos subsequently turned out to vote in record numbers that fall. More than 70 percent marked their ballots for Obama – helping him win the popular vote, and triumph in key battleground states.

A screen shows a rolling feed of new generic top-Level domain names (gTLDs) that have been applied for.

U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

The United States announced its intention on Friday of relinquishing its remaining control of the Internet.

In a statement, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration said it wants to relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

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.

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

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