April 3rd, 2014
10:59 AM ET

Flight 370 Search: 'We Cannot be Certain of Ultimate Success'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday described the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 as "the most difficult in human history" and warned there was no guarantee the missing plane would be found.

"We cannot be certain of ultimate success in the search for MH370," he said at a news briefing in Perth, the western Australian city that is serving as the hub for search operations. "But we can be certain that we will spare no effort - that we will not rest - until we have done everything we humanly can."

Abbott was speaking during a visit to Perth by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who met with members of the search teams who have been scouring a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean for traces of the jetliner.

"They told me of the difficulties of a search like this, of distance and weather and of maintaining morale over a long period," Najib said.

His visit came on the 27th day of the hunt for the passenger jet, which disappeared March 8 over Southeast Asia with 239 people on board.

Investigators are yet to provide an explanation of why the plane flew way off course or pinpoint exactly where it ended up. Officials say that an analysis of the available data suggests the jet's journey finished in the southern Indian Ocean.

But is that the right area?

Aviation journalist Jeff Wise raised his doubts with Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Thursday.


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April 3rd, 2014
07:24 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – April 3, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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April 3rd, 2014
07:17 AM ET

Fort Hood Shooter Was Iraq Vet Being Treated for Mental Health Issues

The man who opened fire at the Fort Hood military post in Texas was a veteran who served four months in Iraq and was undergoing treatment for mental health issues.

Spc. Ivan Lopez, married with children, moved to the post in Killeen in February from another military installation.

Authorities don't know what prompted the shooting spree Wednesday, where Lopez, 34, killed three people, wounded 16 – before fatally shooting himself.

There aren't indications that this was a terrorist act – but officials said they won't rule anything out until the investigation is over.

"There are initial reports there may have been an argument in one of the unit areas," Lt. Gen Mark Milley, the post's commanding general, told reporters late Wednesday.

"Obviously, we are digging deep into his background, any criminal or psychiatric history, his experiences in combat. All of the things you would expect us to do are being done right now."


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April 3rd, 2014
02:48 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, April 3

Another deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood. A milestone of misery in Syria. And fears of a Russian incursion in Ukraine.

It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things to know for your "New Day." 


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