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Can a 250-year-old math theorem find a missing plane?

As one scientist puts it, Bayes' theorem, developed by a Presbyterian minister, may be the best hope of finding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin announce separation

After 11 years of marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating. A spokeswoman for the Coldplay frontman confirmed the split.

Smartphones: Crucial police tool, if they can crack it

Your calls, your emails, your calendar, your photos — not to mention the GPS data embedded in those photos — could make a whole case, in one convenient package.

Wal-Mart recalls 'Cuddle Care' doll over burn hazard

The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.

Washington landslide: 18 Calif. rescue specialists sent to help

FEMA requested support from five California urban search and rescue teams after a landslide in Washington state killed at least 14 people. More than 100 people are still missing.

Warning: Don't click on this email or hackers could take control

Microsoft released an emergency security alert noting a vulnerability in Microsoft Word that would allow hackers to take over users' computers. Their way in: RTF files.

IRS says it will treat Bitcoins as property, not currency

This means any profits made on the currency will be taxed at the lower, capital-gains rate. The rule, however, also means investors have to keep extensive records.

Site of Washington state mudslide known to be dangerous

It was an area known to be prone to mudslides. Now, questions about why officials allowed building in a Washington community that was destroyed in a weekend mudslide.

Boston Marathon bombing: Report out on suspect's friend

A new report says an FBI agent was justified in shooting Ibragim Todashev, friend of Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after he threatened investigators last May.

Ukraine defense chief resigns; troops leave Crimea

Igor Tenyukh said he rejected criticism that he had failed to issue clear instructions to troops, but that he reserved the right to step down.

West to block Russia from G8 over Ukraine dispute

The leaders of the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan said Monday they were suspending Russia's participation in the Group of Eight.

US sending more troops to hunt for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The leader of the tiny Lord's Resistance Army is wanted for turning young captives into soldiers and for brutality that stretches across several nations.

More than 100 missing after Washington mudslide

Officials say at least eight people are dead, and more than 100 are missing after Saturday's mudslide in a Washington state community.

Egypt sentences 529 to death over police attack

Those sentenced are said to be supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The swiftness and harshness of the rulings has worried rights activists.

SoCal activists seek pope's aid on immigration reform

The group is scheduled to have an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday and hope he will bring up immigration reform when he meets with President Obama the next day.

Museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site May 21.