Searchers scour sea for missing airliner...Japan protest against nuclear power

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 1:50 a.m.



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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — There's still no sign of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared with 239 people aboard. The plane disappeared on a flight from Malaysia to Beijing, touching off a major search. There was no distress call but Malaysia's air force chief say military radar suggests the plane may have turned back.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is seeing a spate of anti-nuclear protests just couple of days short of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. In Tokyo, thousands banging on drums and waving "Sayonara nukes" signs, rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament today to demand an end to nuclear power.

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese lawmaker is promising a get tougher policy when it comes to the environment and polluters. The lawmaker says China will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air. Heavy pollution has lingered over much of northern China through February and March.

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The California Coastal National Monument is expected to get an expansion this week that would permanently protect some 1,665 acres of federal lands on the Mendocino County coast in Northern California. President Barack Obama is expected to take formal action Tuesday to expand the national monument created in 2000 by President Bill Clinton to include coastal bluffs and shelves, tide pools, onshore sand dunes, coastal prairies, riverbanks and the mouth and estuary of the Garcia River.

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being roundly mocked on Twitter after mistakenly tweeting that people should set their clocks an hour back instead of forward for daylight savings time. It wasn't immediately clear if Ford or a staff member wrote the tweet. Ford's office didn't respond to messages seeking comment. A corrected tweet was sent out.

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