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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — There's no sign of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared on its way from Malaysia to Beijing. But Vietnamese air force planes have spotted two large oil slicks off the southern tip of Vietnam. The State Department says three Americans are among the 239 people who were aboard the jetliner.
MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria say the names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand. Italy's Foreign Ministry say the Italian man who was listed as a passenger is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane. And Austria's Foreign Ministry says an Austrian man listed as being on the plane wasn't aboard, either.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Central European nations are urging the U.S. to boost natural gas exports as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic made their appeal in a letter yesterday to House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur). The letter says boosting exports would help address energy security challenges the region faces. Ukraine is heavily dependent on Russian gas. Previous disputes
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has set a bond of $1.2 million for a pregnant South Carolina woman accused of driving her minivan into the ocean in an attempt to kill her three children. The bond was set today in Volusia (voh-LOO'-shuh) County Court for 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson on three counts of attempted murder and three charges of child abuse causing great bodily harm. Wilkerson told police she wasn't trying to hurt her children, but the children told investigators their mother was trying to kill them.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland girl who's been the subject of a nationwide search has been found unharmed in South Carolina. Authorities say 11-year-old Caitlyn Virts was found with her father, who has been charged with killing the girl's mother. Police say Timothy Virts will be returned to Maryland "pending an extradition process." Police hope to get the girl back home as soon as possible.
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