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Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine, authorities say

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has suffered another setback after a robotic submarine meant to hunt for wreckage and the plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders was hauled to the surface less than halfway through its initial search. 

Obama speaks with Putin as tensions in eastern Ukraine rise

President Obama spoke with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest effort by the U.S. to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort backed by Moscow.

Total lunar eclipse to reveal 'blood moon' in night sky

For most U.S. states east of the Mississippi River, tonight's total lunar eclipse will likely turn out to be a total bust, while in contrast, much of the central and western United States will likely get a fine view of the "blood moon" in all its brilliance.