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Perth, Australia – Malaysian Plane Search In 44th Day, Sea Bed Scans Could End In Days

April 20, 2014 at 01:15 AM
Perth, Australia - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by a U.S. Navy deep sea drone, which has narrowed its target range to a tight 10-km...

Boston – Governor: Closing Boston Amid Bomber Hunt ‘Tough’

April 20, 2014 at 12:59 AM
Boston - Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled. Within hours, Patrick shut down the region's public transportation system and...

Amsterdam – Student Fought Bureaucrats For Holocaust Justice

April 20, 2014 at 12:38 AM
Amsterdam - Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps. How, the survivors asked, could...