Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 5:24 pm
Australia's prime minister says the chance of finding any floating debris from MH370 is "highly unlikely" and that the search for the missing Malaysian Airliner will need to shift away from visual searches and focus instead on scouring the seafloor.
Tony Abbott said that at this point, weeks after the plane disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard, it's possible nothing will ever be found from the Boeing 777 that is thought to have gone down in the southern Indian Ocean west of Australia.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 5:26 pm
Jack Ramsay, who coached the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA title before embarking on a long career as a basketball analyst for ESPN, has died at age 89, the network said Monday. The Hall of Fame coach had been battling cancer.
Ramsay "coached 20 years in the NBA, during which he emphasized fitness, selflessness, ball movement and skill — qualities that carried his Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA title," according to ESPN.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 5:39 pm
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 683 people to die, including the top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
It's the latest mass trial aimed at the Muslim Brotherhood party of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The defendants were charged with an attack on a police station in the city of Minya last year in which a policeman was killed.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 4:15 pm
This post was updated at 1:35 p.m ET
Rep. Michael Grimm of New York, who has been under investigation for fraud and campaign finance irregularities, turned himself in to federal agents early Monday. The Staten Island Republican and former FBI agent is facing a 20-count federal indictment, including charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud.
He pleaded not guilty and was released on $400,000 bail.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 4:09 pm
Update at 9 a.m. ET:
The White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas. It also threatened to impose more economic sanctions on key sectors of Russia's economy if there is evidence of further Kremlin involvement in the unrest in eastern Ukraine.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 12:55 pm
This post was updated at 1:53 p.m. ET
Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.
"We don't have a count on injuries or missing. We're trying to get a handle on the missing part," Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said at a news conference Monday. "Just looking at the damage, this may be one of the strongest we have seen."
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 4:31 am
Updated 5:25 a.m. ET Monday:
The death toll in Arkansas from Sunday's tornado is now at 16. President Barack Obama, who's traveling in the Philippines, says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with local officials in Arkansas.
Updated 2:30 a.m. ET Monday:
The death toll from Sunday's tornado in Arkansas stands at 11. Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe says five people died in Faulkner County, as well as five people in Pulaski County. One person died in White County.
Saying the Seattle Seahawks kept San Francisco 49ers fans from being able to pull for their team in January's NFC title game, a 49ers fan is suing the NFL, claiming the practice of limiting ticket sales to pro-Seahawks markets amounts to "economic discrimination." He is seeking $50 million in damages.
As hosts of the playoff game, the Seahawks limited credit-card sales of tickets to accounts with billing addresses in a list of nearby states. California wasn't on that list, which included parts of Canada and Hawaii. As a resident of Nevada, John E. Williams III was shut out.