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Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Center leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, says ships are being sent to investigate reports of a signal being detected on a frequency used by black box equipment.

Search For Flight MH370: Ship Detects Pulse Signal Again

Ships and search planes are being sent to investigate a pulse signal that a Chinese patrol ship outfitted with a black box detector picked up twice this weekend, says Australia's Angus Houston, who is leading the international search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. But he adds that it's too early to say whether the signal is a breakthrough in the search.

Writer Peter Matthiessen died Saturday at age 86 after a long fight with leukemia, according to his publisher. Here, he stands in the yard of his house in Sagaponack, N.Y. in 2004.

Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86; Wrote Of Travels In The Natural World

Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia; he died Saturday afternoon, his publisher confirmed.

In a career that began in the 1950s, Matthiessen connected readers to people and places that were being irrevocably changed by the modern world. And in the process, he often gave them a window into the changes that shaped his own life, as well.

It's probably not a surprise, but women are more burdened by student loan debt than men are. It starts right after college, when the wage gap begins.

Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap

When Kristine Leighton graduated from a private college five years ago with a degree in hospitality, she owed $75,000 on student loans. Each month, she paid the minimum amount of $450 and lived at home with her parents on Long Island, N.Y.

If A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words, Could It Help You Floss?

Would art help remind your kids to brush your teeth? That's the question posed by Health Axioms, a deck of cards that aims to help people to change their health habits for the better.

"Here's your eye doctor handing your four or five cards," says Juhan Sonin, the creative director at Involution Studios in Boston and the mastermind behind Health Axioms. "They may not be what you expected. 'Get a good night's sleep.' 'Eat more green stuff.' "

Moving to San Bernardino from Los Angeles may help with housing costs, but the area doesn't have much economic opportunity.

Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

Jamika lives in a two-story apartment complex surrounded by a 10-foot-high security gate in San Bernardino, Calif. The yellow paint on the buildings' outside walls is peeling.

She doesn't want to use her full name. She doesn't want too many people to know about her situation.

Jamika and her siblings had to leave the house her family was renting in South Central L.A. when the property went into foreclosure. With money so tight, Jamika moved to San Bernardino, along with three of her siblings.

Do you see what I see? That's the question Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield asks about this image he took from the International Space Station.

An Astronaut Asks: What Does This Cloud Look Like?

The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he he tweeted photos from the International Space Station, along with his refreshingly wide-eyed excitement at being in orbit.

U.S. Spc. Ivan Lopez is pictured in the Sinai Peninsula between 2007 and 2008, during his service with the 295th Infantry of the Puerto Rico National Guard in an undated handout photo by PR National Guard. Lopez killed three other soldiers and himself at Fort Hood, Texas, this week, officials say.

Dispute Came Before Fort Hood Shooting, Witnesses Say

The soldier who is believed to have killed three people in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, had argued with fellow soldiers over paperwork shortly before violence erupted Wednesday, according to numerous accounts.

The NCAA Final Four gets underway at 6:09 p.m. ET Saturday, as the men's college basketball tournament heads toward its conclusion with Monday night's championship game. Here, Wisconsin players exercise on the court.

NCAA Men's Final Four: Showdown In Texas

March Madness lives on into April. There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's championship game.

Here are the tip-off times for today's Final Four; the two games will air on TBS (all times Eastern):

  • Florida vs. Connectucit: 6:09 p.m.
  • Wisconsin vs Kentucky: 8:49 p.m.

Here are some highlights of coverage we're seeing:

A sudden, severe headache or dizziness could be a migraine, but along with with slurred speech or facial drooping, might also be a sign of stroke.

Emergency Docs More Likely To Miss Signs Of Stroke In The Young

Stroke symptoms can be so tricky to spot that sometimes, even emergency room doctors get it wrong.

A study from John Hopkins University suggests that ER doctors may be up to 30 percent more likely to overlook signs of stroke in women and minorities. And for patients under 45, the odds are much greater than for those who are older.

The Paris Sephora store, seen here on a night last fall night on the Champs-Elysees, must close at 9 p.m., a high court has ruled. The cosmetics chain had required workers to keep the store open until midnight.

Ban On Stores' Late Hours Is Lawful, French Court Says

France's ban keeping stores from being open late at night does not run afoul of the country's constitution, a top court has ruled. Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its flagship Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m., according to the ruling.

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