(Military personnel scanning the sea aboard a Vietnamese Air Force aircraft in a search mission for Malaysia Airlines aircraft missing en route to Beijing - Photo by Trung Hieu, Thanh Nien Vietnam News March 9)
The debris that has been spotted by Vietnamese authorities today is in the same location as the 2 oil slicks that werefound yesterday
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane's doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports.
More than a day and half after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, no confirmed debris from the plane had been found, and the final minutes before it disappeared remained a mystery. The plane, which was carrying 239 people, lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam after leaving Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning for Beijing.
The state-run Thanh Nien newspaper cited Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of Vietnam's army, as saying searchers in a low-flying plane had spotted an object suspected of being a door from the missing jet.
It was found in waters about 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Tho Chu island, in the same area where oil slicks were spotted Saturday.
During an interview with ABC 'This Week, Ted Cruz called Rand Paul a friend, but drew a distinction between himself and the KY senator on foreign policy, saying the U.S. “has a responsibility to defend our values.”
“I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. He and I are good friends. But I don’t agree with him on foreign policy,” Cruz said. “I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. And I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did… The United States has a responsibility to defend our values”
Ted Cruz drawing line with Rand on foreign policy is further indication that he will run in 2016
How is Crist not 20 points behind in this governors race? At least 300K Floridians have lost their health care plan because of Obamacare and political opportunist Charlie Crist doesn't see any problem with the AFA whatsoever. 'It's been great!'
Candy Crowley asks Crist why Dems are running from Obamacare- Chuck says 'they ought to strengthen up'
'People getting health care is like a civil right' - Actual quote
A federal jury on Friday convicted the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of money laundering and making false statements in connection with the alleged misuse of a grant from the state of Illinois.
Jeri L. Wright of Hazel Crest was accused of participating in a fraud scheme led by former Country Club Hills police chief Regina Evans.
Prosecutors alleged Wright took about $30,000 in state money, purporting to do work related to the grant's purpose, but deposited most of that money back into bank accounts controlled by Evans. Wright then lied about her involvement to law enforcement and a federal grand jury, prosecutors said.
"Jeri Wright chose to participate in the fraud, chose to receive and launder a portion of the proceeds of the fraud, and chose to repeatedly lie to law enforcement and a federal grand jury," said U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis said in a statement after the verdict. "If you take and misuse government money, and then lie about it, you will be held accountable in a court of law."
Was there any chance Rand Paul wasn't going to win? Rand won the CPAC straw poll last year (2013) and his dad, Ron Paul won in 2010 and 2011. Mitt Romney won in 2012
Tonight, Rand won big with 31%
Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul has won the CPAC straw poll Saturday for potential 2016 presidential candidates, taking first place for the second straight year.
The first term senator won 31 percent of the vote, ahead of second-place finisher Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz who took 11 percent. They were among a crowded field of hopefuls on the ballot at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference gathering in suburban Maryland.
"I am grateful to all the attendees who stood with me," Paul said afterward. "Together we will fight for what is right. Thank you and onwards to victory."
The results are considered a key indicator of what conservative voters are thinking and how they might vote in 2016.
CPAC officials said 25 potential candidates were on the ballot and that roughly 2,000 people who attended the event voted.
2014 CPAC Straw Pool Results:
Rand Paul 31% Ted Cruz 11% Ben Carson 11% Chris Christie 8% Scott Walker 7% Rick Santorum 6% Marco Rubio 6%
2 men, Christian Kozel of Italy, Luigi Maraldi of Austria listed on the missing flight were not on board the plane
A passenger manifest issued by Malaysia Airlines after its plane went missing off the Vietnamese coast with 227 passengers and 12 crew included the names of Christian Kozel, 30, from Austria, and Luigi Maraldi, 37, from Italy. But a foreign ministry spokesman in Vienna said the Austrian national was safe at home. The Italian man was traveling in Thailand and was not on board the missing plane.
Their passports were stolen. That is not good news.
MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.
Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.
A foreign ministry functionary, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed Italian reports that Luigi Maraldi had reported his passport stolen last August.
Italian news agency ANSA says Maraldi called home after hearing reports that an Italian with his name was aboard the plane.
Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss confirmed that a name listed on the manifest matches an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand. Weiss would not confirm the identity.
They are not saying anything here but...
The plane is in the water -in the South China Sea
Fox News: Boeing 777 has a good safety record
The Boeing 777 has one of the best safety records in aviation history. It first carried passengers in June 1995 and went 18 years without a fatal accident. That streak came to an end with the July 2013 Asiana crash.