Witnesses: More Russian troops arrive in Crimea...Debris spotted in sea... Power restoration in NC



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SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Witnesses say they saw dozens of military trucks carrying armed soldiers arrive in Crimea on Saturday as Russia reinforces its presence in the disputed Ukrainian peninsula. The Russians deny their armed forces are active in Crimea, but an Associated Press reporter trailed one military convoy that included vehicles with Russian license plates.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Planes and ships from across Asia are continuing to search for a Malaysian jetliner that's been missing with 239 people on board for more than 24 hours. There's still no confirmed sighting of wreckage from the Boeing 777 in the seas between Malaysia and Vietnam but a Chinese aviation official says some sort of debris has been spotted.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Crews are working to restore power to more than 200,000 customers as the Piedmont of North Carolina thaws out from a late winter storm. Snow, sleet and up to a half-inch of ice fell in the Piedmont over the past two days. Utilities say some people will be without power through next week.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden is scheduled to speak remotely from Moscow to the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, on Monday. He's living in the Russian capital in temporary asylum. Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed the festival by Skype today from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange hinted that new leaks are coming from WikiLeaks but gave no specifics.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are looking for a Los Angeles man accused of trying to steal a big chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy. Police have issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Christopher Sensabaugh on charges of attempted theft and criminal damage to property. Local residents photographed the man.

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