March 25th, 2014
07:29 AM ET

MH370 Search On Hold Because of Bad Weather

Malaysian officials have stopped looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 everywhere except a remote portion of the southern Indian Ocean and have convened an international working group to pinpoint precisely where it went down, the country's acting transportation minister said Tuesday.

Even the Indian Ocean search was on hold Tuesday, however, as rough weather made it impossible to dispatch search aircraft to the region some 1,500 miles west of Perth, Australia. It will be at least Wednesday before the search resumes, Australian officials said.

Authorities cautioned that despite the narrowing the search area, it could still be some time before crews find any sign of the airplane, which vanished March 8 with 239 people aboard.


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March 25th, 2014
06:31 AM ET

Hope of Finding More Survivors of Washington Landslide Dims as List of Dead, Missing Grows

Peering across the devastated landscape, Cory Kuntz just shakes his head.

"When you look at it, you just get in shock," he told CNN affiliate KING. "You kind of go numb."

Kuntz lost his aunt and his home on Saturday when a rural Washington hillside north of Seattle gave way, crashing and oozing its way through the community of Oso.

Thanks to the efforts of friends and neighbors, his uncle's life was spared, though he was nearly buried alive.

"They heard him pounding on that roof. He had a little air pocket and a stick. He said he was poking up on it, banging on it," Kuntz said. "My neighbors and my friends came and started digging him out and just couldn't get to my aunt in time."


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March 25th, 2014
04:05 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nasty weather postpones the search for debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, Russia gets the boot from the G8 and New York police clip the wings of World Trade Center BASE jumpers.

It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day


Not getting any easier: It's not getting any easier to find possible debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Here's how a top Australian defense official described it. "We're not searching for a needle in a haystack," Mark Binskin, vice chief of the Australian Defence Force, told reporters. "We're still trying to find where the haystack is." Nasty weather over the search area in the southern Indian Ocean grounded reconnaissance planes today. They'll try again tomorrow.


Out of the club: The world's leading industrial powers gave Russia the boot from the G8, making it the G7 again. Russia's response? A big yawn. "G8 is an informal organization that does not give out any membership cards and, by its definition, cannot remove anyone," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said ahead of yesterday's vote. The move to suspend Russia is the latest response from major countries upset by Russia's annexation of Crimea. Limited sanctions have also been imposed.


Grounded: Four guys from the New York area in trouble for a stunt they pulled off nearly six months ago. Three in the group climbed to the top of One World Trade Center on September 30 and parachuted more than 1,300 feet off the skyscraper, while the fourth kept lookout from below, said an attorney for one of the men. Yesterday, the NYPD charged them with burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure. There may be a bit of a security problem at the nation's tallest building, just last week a 16-year-old boy from New Jersey was arrested for trespassing after climbing to the top of the building.



Hope is running out: No one was pulled out alive yesterday at the site of a massive landslide in rural Washington state. A local fire chief puts it this way: "The situation is very grim." As of late last night, 14 people were dead and another 176 were unaccounted for. The hillside gave way after a month of heavy rain. The debris from it covers a square mile.


Largest ever: An Egyptian court handed out more than 500 death sentences yesterday, all to members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. The changes came out of violent riots in the southern Egyptian city of Minya last August, and included the murder of a police officer. The uprising followed a police crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsy. It's the largest set of death sentences handed to defendants in the modern history of Egypt, according to a semiofficial government news site.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in November.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in November.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–Doggy #fail: This is downright embarrassing. Max the German Shepherd is less than graceful in his attempt to catch a tennis ball. We bet Fluffy is having a good laugh over this one.

- Rocker chick: Watch an 8-year-old Japanese girl shred like nobody's business.

- Starbucks fake out: Those of you who collect Starbucks mugs (and you know who you are) are going to love this. The American brewmeisters are selling these coffee cups in Japan that look like they're full even when they're flipped upside down or on their sides. You might want to have your first cup o' Joe before tormenting your mind with a fake mocha latte. They're made by a company called nendo. No word yet on whether they're coming to America.


- Barking up the wrong tree: The joke is on rover as this magician from Finland pulls the ol' bait and switch on man's best friend. The pups are a bit confused.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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