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Monday - 3/24/2014, 3:20pm  ET

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Prime Minister: Satellite data indicates plane went down in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- There's renewed grief today for family members of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared more than two weeks ago.

Today, Malaysia's prime minister is saying the aircraft went down in a remote corner of the southern Indian Ocean. That information is based on satellite data.

But with the aircraft now likely at the bottom of the sea, questions remain about what brought it down, and why.

Today, ships are converging on an area of the southern Indian Ocean where floating objects were spotted. They include a vessel that has equipment to detect the plane's black box.


Cameron: No G-8 summit in Russia

LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says it is "absolutely clear" there will be no G-8 summit in Russia given Moscow's actions toward Ukraine.

Preparations for the June summit in Sochi already have been suspended as a result of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

European leaders last week announced their own plans to scrap an EU-Russia summit scheduled for June, and Cameron on Monday confirmed that the G-8, too, would not go forward.

Speaking from the Netherlands ahead of a hastily arranged G-7 summit to discuss the West's response to Russia's actions, Cameron said that "we should be absolutely clear there's not going to be a G-8 summit this year in Russia."

He said the G-7 will be discussing the way forward, adding that "frankly, it's Russia that needs to change course."


US stocks edge lower as Russia tensions simmer

NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. stock market is moving lower as tensions with Russia escalate.

Europe markets also fell as Russian troops seized Ukrainian ships and military installations in the Crimean peninsula.

Health care stocks had some of the biggest losses. Pfizer fell 2 percent.

Apple rose 0.8 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is in talks with cable giant Comcast to offer a streaming video service using Apple set-top boxes.


Official: 108 names on list of missing in mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say there are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state.

Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington says that doesn't mean there are 108 injuries or fatalities. But he says it's the consolidated list of reported missing from various sources that authorities are working from.

Pennington says the slide occurred on a Saturday morning, when more people were likely to be home.

At least eight people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.

Several people also were critically injured, and about 30 homes were destroyed.


UPDATE: Investigators look at brakes, signals

CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities say they're looking into whether faulty brakes, signals or human error may have caused a Chicago public-transit train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tim DePaepe said at a news conference Monday that officials will interview the train's operator and look at her routine over the last few days. She is still in the hospital.

The early-morning accident on the Blue Line injured 32 people. None had life-threatening injuries.

DePaepe also says there is video footage available from a camera in the station and one mounted on the front of the train.

The derailment happened just before 3 a.m., which helped prevent more injuries in an underground station that's usually packed with travelers.


Texas ship channel could partly reopen after spill

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) -- The Coast Guard could soon reopen the Houston Ship Channel that was the scene of an oil spill over the weekend.

The channel is one of the nation's busiest seaports. Coast Guard Warrant Officer Kimberly Smith says the goal is to reopen part of it sometime Monday. The closure has forced more than 80 ships to wait to enter or leave the bay.

Smith says officials are still trying to determine how much oil spilled Saturday, when a barge carrying about 900,000 gallons collided with a ship. Authorities initially said as much as a fifth of the barge's cargo spilled.

The spill also suspended state-operated ferry service between Galveston and Port Bolivar (BAH'-lee-vur), affecting thousands of travelers.


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