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Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week

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SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday.

Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

DENVER - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, but authorities later saw the threat as unlikely to be credible.

AMR loses bid to terminate retiree benefits

NEW YORK - A U.S. bankruptcy judge largely declined on Friday to rule that former American Airlines parent company AMR Corp had a unilateral right to terminate benefits for nearly 47,000 retirees.

18 Apr 2014

Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

PERTH, Australia - The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said.

Private money, public projects: More U.S. states doing deals

- Visitors to New York who land at LaGuardia Airport could be forgiven for not realizing they've arrived in one of the world's swankiest cities.

14 Apr 2014

Malaysia Airlines search heads deep underwater in new phase

SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia - A U.S. Navy underwater drone will be deployed to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, search officials said on Monday, launching a new phase of the operation after nearly six weeks of fruitless searching. | Video

Australia will soon deploy autonomous underwater vehicle in search for Malaysia plane

SYDNEY - The head of the Australian agency supervising the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane said on Monday that an autonomous underwater vehicle would soon be deployed, moving the search underwater after nearly six weeks of fruitless searching.

Officials consider underwater robot launch for Malaysia jet

SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR - Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. | Video

Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet

PERTH - The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died. | Video

Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report

KUALA LUMPUR - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone after the plane was diverted from its scheduled route, Malaysia's New Straits Times reported sources as saying on Saturday.