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The challenge of crowdsourcing the search for Malaysia Flight 370

Millions of people have turned to the internet to try to contribute to the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Online crowdsourcing website Tomnod has seen a huge bump in traffic from those aiding the search.

US announces $1.2 billion Toyota settlement

The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. and filed a criminal charge alleging the Japanese automaker defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Malaysia Airlines: Files were deleted from flight simulator

Files containing records from a flight simulator on the pilot's home computer were deleted Feb. 3, a Malaysian police chief said.

NSA can record phone conversations of entire countries

Based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Washington Post reports the U.S. has the capability to record "100 percent" of a country's phone calls.

Q&A: Crash course on Common Core

The new benchmarks in reading and math have been adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. But there's still plenty of confusion about what exactly the standards are, and what they mean for students.

Navy Yard shooting: Pentagon must focus on insider threat, report says

An independent study and an internal review ordered after the September 2013 massacre and released Tuesday said the Pentagon must expand its focus beyond defending against external threats.

US suspends diplomatic relations with Syria

The order Tuesday essentially shutters the Syrian embassy in Washington and its honorary consulates in Troy, Mich., and Houston, Texas.

Malaysia Airlines: China finds no terror link to its nationals; Thailand releases data

The Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said background checks on Chinese citizens on the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism.

Ukraine: Biden says more sanctions coming for Russia

Meeting with anxious European leaders in neighboring Poland, Biden said the world sees through Russia's move to annex Crimea.

Malaysia Airlines: US Navy ship quits search for airliner

The USS Kidd, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that has been searching in the Indian Ocean, will return to its normal duties.

Malaysia Airlines: Why the pilot may have turned off the transponder

Officials revealed a new timeline Monday suggesting the final voice transmission from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian plane may have occurred before any of its communications systems were disabled, adding more uncertainty about who aboard might have been to blame.

SXSW hit-and-run death toll rises to 3; 22 injured

Sandy Le had been in critical condition with head injuries. Authorities have already charged 21-year-old Rashad Owens with one count of capital murder.

Rumor control: 4 things we know about Malaysia flight 370

Two dozen countries are now involved in the search, which reaches out 3,200 miles away from its last known location.

Plane search expands from Australia to Kazakhstan

The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and Kazakhstan.

US announces sanctions against Russian officials (updated)

The sanctions were announced after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favor of a split from Ukraine.

2 quakes shake part of Chile's Pacific shoreline

Two earthquakes struck off Chile's Pacific coast Sunday, and Chilean authorities called for a precautionary evacuation along a stretch of shoreline in case of a tsunami.