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BEIJING (AP) — An international effort is underway to locate a missing Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people aboard. The Boeing 777 wide body jet disappeared from radar early Saturday on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The U.S. Navy is sending a destroyer and a patrol and surveillance plane to the South China Sea. Two large oil slicks were seen off the southern tip of Vietnam.
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama is continuing to deal with the Ukrainian crisis during his Florida vacation. He spoke by phone today with the leaders of Britain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The White House says all agreed that Russia must pull its military forces in Crimea back to their bases, allow access for international observers and form a contact group to begin holding direct talks between Ukraine and Russia.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the winner of the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential preference poll. Paul captured an overwhelming 31 percent of the vote. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished second with 11 percent. The victory was announced this evening as the three-day annual conservative conference in suburban Washington wraps up.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist headline tonight's Gridiron dinner, a 129-year-old event that features political leaders and journalists poking fun at each other. Kerry is subbing for President Barack Obama, Cruz is the Republican speaker, while Republican-turned Democrat Crist is representing his new party.
UNDATED (AP) — Daylight saving time arrives this weekend. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed tonight. Daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time. It's a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios. The time change is not observed in Hawaii or in most of Arizona.
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