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SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for the missing AirAsia Flight 8501 will be widening Tuesday off the coast of Indonesia. More planes will be in the air and more ships will be at sea. Investigators have no solid leads about the whereabouts of the commercial jet three days after it disappeared from radar. The plane carrying 162 people is believed to have crashed into Indonesia's java Sea. But broad aerial surveys so far have turned up no firm evidence of the missing Airbus A320-200.
BARI, Italy (AP) — Passengers are telling of a harrowing day and night on board a burning ferry off the coast of Albania. The fire left at least 10 people dead, and the toll could rise -- because the number of people accounted for is lower than the number on the ferry's manifest. And some of the survivors didn't appear on that manifest -- suggesting that many were illegal migrants trying to reach Italy. Amid the flames and the pelting rain, survivors say passengers fought each other to be the next to be rescued.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles say that an autopsy report released today on a 25-year-old black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles officers appears to affirm initial statements they made about the struggle that led to the close-range shooting. Ezell Ford was shot in his right side, right arm and back, according to the report. A lawyer for the family says the results are horrifying and that officers jumped on a mentally challenged man.
LONDON (AP) — Newly released official papers show that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government considered rebuilding Britain's chemical weapons arsenal in the face of a Soviet threat in the early 1980s. The formerly secret documents show that Thatcher's defense chiefs were worried that Britain had no response to a possible Soviet chemical attack except to retaliate with nuclear weapons.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision allowing residents of Kansas and Arizona to register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a one-sentence ruling denying a request from the two states.
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