Crimea worries...Kerry and Lavrov talk... Missing Malaysia Airlines jet still not found



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SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The Russians continue to deny that their armed forces are active in Crimea. But dozens of military trucks carrying armed soldiers were seen there on Saturday. A Crimean-based spokesman for the Ukrainian armed forces says witnesses reported seeing amphibious military ships unloading around 200 military vehicles in eastern Crimea on Friday night.

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are continuing to talk about the situation in Ukraine. A U.S. official says Kerry made clear to Lavrov in a phone call today "that continued military escalation and provocation in Crimea or elsewhere in Ukraine, along with steps to annex Crimea to Russia would close any available space for diplomacy, and he urged utmost restraint."

BEIJING (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines official says there's still no indication of what happened to one of its flights that disappeared while flying from Malaysia to Beijing. The official says the Boeing 777-200 was inspected 10 days ago and was "in proper condition." Planes searching for the aircraft with 239 people aboard have spotted two large oil slicks off the southern tip of Vietnam.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his living situation is a bit like prison, with a more lenient visitor policy. Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange also hinted new leaks are coming from WikiLeaks. Assange discussed government surveillance, journalism and the Ukraine situation today with attendees of an interactive festival in Texas.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is confirming that 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state are refusing to eat and say they're on a hunger strike. An activist says it started Friday as a protest of deportations as well as conditions at the center that houses nearly 1,300 people, being investigated for possible deportation.

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