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BEIJING (AP) — Vietnamese media are reporting that authorities have detected signals from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off the southwestern coast of Vietnam. The plane, with 239 people aboard, went missing while on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were four Americans among the passengers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian's foreign minister is warning that any sanctions imposed by the U.S. or European Union over the Ukraine crisis could "backfire." Analysts say Russia could cut natural gas shipments to Europe but it also needs the cash from energy sales. The White House says President Barack Obama telephoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) to praise EU solidarity on Ukraine. Russian troops rolled out in the Crimea region last Saturday following a popular uprising.

HOUSTON (AP) — The head of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy that included murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking. Larry Max Bryan pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston in a plea deal that will see him sentenced to no more than 25 years. The military-style gang was formed in Texas prisons in the 1980s and dozens allegedly affiliated it with it were indicted in 2012.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The FBI has launched an investigation of the Corrections Corporation of America over the company's running of an Idaho prison. The facility, which CCA acknowledged last year was understaffed, has a violent reputation and has been dubbed by inmates at "Gladiator School." Word of the FBI investigation comes after a report by The Associated Press showed CCA sometimes listed guards as working 48 hours straight to meet minimum staffing requirements.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Veteran stage, film and TV performer Sheila MacRae has died. She was best known for playing Alice Kramden in the 1960s re-creation of "The Honeymooners." Her granddaughter says MacRae, who was 92, died Thursday at an actors home in new Jersey.

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