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Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) -- Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery, officials doubted there could be anything but a tragic ending....

Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet
An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here's a look at the key developments:...

Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident
The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore....

Missing AirAsia jet Indonesia's latest air woe
The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest of many recent air incidents for Indonesia. The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of Asia's most rapidly expanding airline markets, but is struggling to provide enough qualified pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and updated airport technology to ensure safety....

Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar....

Atlantic City eager for 2015 after its worst year
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Few people are more eager to see the clock strike midnight on Dec. 31 than Atlantic City casino executives and the thousands of workers who still have jobs there....

Asian stocks up as oil price rebounds
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday after a report China will change banking rules in an apparent effort to boost lending and economic growth as oil prices rebounded....

Residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns
YORK, Maine (AP) -- For Tom Bradbury and his neighbors, the town foghorn is more than just a familiar, wistful noise - it represents something greater, like peace itself....

In 83 speeches, senator pushes for climate change
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Like he did 82 times before, Sheldon Whitehouse stood on the Senate floor and preached the dangers of climate change....

Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage
Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas....

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