Malaysian plane vanishes
A low-flying plane on Sunday spotted an object in waters off Vietnam that could be a piece of the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared early Saturday, authorities said. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished with 239 people aboard, two hours into a scheduled six-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur. A Malaysian official said Sunday the plane may have tried to return before disappearing. Authorities were investigating potential terrorism after discovering that two passengers apparently had been flying with stolen passports.
Ukraine leader announces he's coming to the U.S.
Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will travel to Washington this week to discuss the crisis with Russia over Crimea. Yatsenyuk announced his trip Sunday — the same day he vowed that Ukraine won't give up "an inch" of its territory to Russia, Radio Free Europe reported. "I am going to the United States to hold top-level meetings on resolving the situation unfolding in our bilateral and multilateral relations," Yatsenyuk said at the start of a government meeting in Kiev, according to a Reuters report.
Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll Saturday, wrapping up a three-day conference shadowed by ideological disputes within the Republican Party. Scoring his second straight win in the annual CPAC straw poll, Paul took 31% among voting delegates, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 11%. Both have been notably critical of the Republican Party establishment.
Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford passes away at 88
Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford, the grandson of auto pioneer Henry Ford,died Sunday, according to Ford Motor Co. Ford, 88, had been increasingly reclusive around the team in recent years as his health became fragile. He made one appearance at training camp last summer, was in a wheelchair when he attended home games at Ford Field and had at least three previous heart operations. The team president and a Ford Motor Co. executive in the early 1960s, Ford bought the Lions for $4.5 million in the fall of 1963 and has run the organization for the past 50 years.
Barbie turns 55
Barbie turned 55 on Sunday. Although she's middle-age, the iconic doll doesn't look a day over 19. Barbara Millicent Roberts first debuted in 1959 in a black-and-white striped swimsuit. Barbie has had more than 130 careers over the years, including nurse, rock star, TV anchor and president.
'Honeymooners' star Sheila MacRae dies at 92
On Friday, Sheila MacRae's granddaughter told the Associated Press that the actress, who was best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason's Ralph in the 1960s re-creation of The Honeymooners, had died Thursday. She was 92. MacRae, who suffered from dementia but was otherwise in good health, had been hospitalized for a minor surgical procedure. Her death came suddenly Thursday night, apparently the result of old age, said her daughter, actress Heather MacRae.