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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A scramble is on by search and rescue crews across Southeast Asia after Vietnam reported it had detected a signal from a missing airliner. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on its way to Beijing disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt.

BOSTON (AP) — An apparent suicide attempt has resulted in the death of a man charged with sexually abusing 13 children through his wife's unlicensed child care business. The man was revived after hanging himself but died later at a hospital. A defense attorney says John Burbine, a convicted sex offender, apparently tried to hang himself in the period between guard checks.

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a teenage boy fatally shot his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at a north Phoenix home. Phoenix police identified the two as 15-year-old Matthew Bolton and 16-year-old Anastasia "Ana" Greer. Investigators say Greer had recently ended their relationship.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say there was moderate to considerable avalanche danger in an area of Utah where a snowmobiler was buried by a slide. Sheriff's officials tell the Salt Lake Tribune that the man was snowmobiling near Whitney Reservoir in the Uintah-Cache National Forest east of Salt Lake City. The man's family pulled him out of the snow, but medical responders pronounced him dead.

TOKYO (AP) — There may be what could be called a silver lining in the dark cloud that is Japan's wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant -- a business opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise to decommission a facility. Japan has dozens of aging reactors at home and there are hundreds of others worldwide that eventually need to be retired and experts say that creates the potential for profit.

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