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  • Muslim men arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Mosque for afternoon prayers where a special prayer session will be offered for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Friday, March 14, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. Vietnam says it has downgraded but not stopped its search for the missing jetliner in the South China Sea and has been asked by Malaysian authorities to consider sending planes and ships to the Strait of Malacca. The statement Friday is a sign that the focus of the search effort is switching to the west of Malaysia, to the strait and further west into the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Search for missing jet expands toward Indian Ocean

    The international search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded westward Friday toward the Indian Ocean amid signs the aircraft may have flown on for hours after its last contact with air-traffic control nearly a week ago.


  • Commission approves low-income housing tax credits

    Millions of dollars in tax credits for low-income housing construction in Missouri became reality Friday, three months after they were delayed by a deal to pass an incentive package for Boeing.


  • Indonesian Air Force officers examine a map of the Malacca Strait during a briefing following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Malaysia asked India to join the expanding search for the missing jetliner near the Andaman Sea,  far to the northwest of its last reported position and a further sign Wednesday that authorities have no idea where the plane might be more than four days after it vanished. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    After 6 days, Malaysian jet mystery still unsolved

    An oil slick on the sea. A purported wrong turn to the west seen on military radar. Questionable satellite photos. Passengers boarding with stolen passports.


  • A Chinese police man guides relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane as they arrive at the Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau, a police department in charge of issuing passports in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared?

    So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call.


  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Malaysia Airlines 777 jet vanishes on flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 aboard


  • Airbus posts higher 2013 profit

    European jetmaker Airbus Group said Wednesday record demand for its civilian jetliners from airlines around the world drove higher sales and profits last year.


  • Haley says union jobs not welcome in SC

    Gov. Nikki Haley constantly stresses her efforts to bring jobs to South Carolina.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Southwest Airlines Flight 4013 sits at the M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport in Hollister, Mo. The plane was supposed to land at the nearby Branson Airport on Sunday evening, but instead landed at Clark Airport, also known as Taney County Airport, which has a much shorter runway than at Branson, about 7 miles away. The plane's pilots have told investigators they were confused by the small airport's runway lights, believing it to be a larger airport in nearby Branson, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Springfield News-Leader, Valerie Mosley, File)

    NTSB: Pilots confused by wrong airport's lights

    Southwest Airlines pilots who recently landed at the wrong airport in Missouri have told investigators they were confused by the small airport's runway lights, believing it to be a larger airport in nearby Branson, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.


  • Head of Puget Sound's Boeing machinists retiring

    The head of Puget Sound-area Boeing machinists, Tom Wroblewski, announced Tuesday night that he's retiring at the end of January citing health concerns and the recent stress of negotiations over a contract to build the new 777X jet.


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