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Pilot searching for jet sights four orange items

An Australian pilot searching the Indian Ocean in pursuit of clues to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet said Sunday that his crewspotted four orange items that could serve as a "promising lead" in the investigation. Royal Australian Air Force Lt. Russell Adams logged the location of the items and investigators will determine whether the find was sufficiently significant to send a boat into the area.

NCAA weekend action decides Final Four teams

On Sunday, Kentucky powered past Michigan and UConn topped Michigan State. On Saturday, Wisconsin outlasted Arizona in OT and Florida ousted Cinderella Dayton.

Third official snap of Prince George released

In the photo, Prince George of Cambridge, 8 months, and his attentive black pooch, are watched over by his smiling parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton. The picture was snapped at their mottled brick-façade home in Kensington Palace, once the home of William's mother, Princess Diana.

'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

British actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap operaDynasty, died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said. Phil Belfield said O'Mara died in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness. She also appeared in the original run of British series Doctor Who and BBC drama Howards' Way.

Martin's dad calls son's split with Gwyneth Paltrow 'upsetting'

His son may keep publicly mum, but Chris Martin's dad has opened up about 2014's biggest breakup (so far). "It is sad because there are our two grandchildren," Anthony Martin toldBritain's Mirror. "But it is all very amicable between them." Martin, 72, a retired accountant, called the news "upsetting" but insisted the couple were "still great mates." Regarding rumors of infidelity, Martin said: "I don't know anything about that."

Number of missing in mudslide drops

Another day of rain showers on Sunday greeted searchers continuing their slow, resolute dig through mud and the battered debris of what once was a neighborhood in Oso, Wash. A day earlier, the effort drew a rare taste of good news: The number of missing people was officially trimmed to 30.

Los Angeles area residents displaced after strong quake

A strong earthquake was felt widely across the Los Angeles region shortly after 9 p.m. PT Friday. The USGS said the epicenter was 1 mile from Brea, located about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and 3 miles from Rowland Heights and Fullerton. The main quake was preceded by two foreshocks registering at magnitudes 3.6 and 2.1, scientists said. A number of residents in the area were displaced by the temblor.

McDonald's vs. Taco Bell breakfast war goes viral

As Taco Bell launches into the $50 billion fast-food breakfast market, competitor McDonald's is not keeping quiet. Late Friday night, McDonald's tweeted a picture of Ronald McDonald crouching down to pet a Chihuahua with the words "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." The battle goes both ways. Taco Bell gathered 25 men named Ronald McDonald from all over the country and featured them in their newest ad. The men all introduce themselves and express their love for Taco Bell's new breakfast.

Kerry meets with Russian counterpart

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russia's foreign minister Sunday in Paris as the West pressed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russian troops and tanks continue to mass along the eastern border of Ukraine, stirring fears of an imminent invasion.

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