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  • Pilots' mental health a concern amid jet mystery
    Whatever the outcome in the case of the missing Malaysian jet, the mystery has raised concerns about whether airlines and governments do enough to make sure that pilots are mentally fit to fly.March 23, 2014
  • Massive mudslide kills 3 in Washington state
    A massive mudslide in Oso, Wash., about 60 miles north from Seattle, killed three people on Saturday.March 23, 2014
  • Why the Exxon Valdez spill was a eureka moment for science
    Twenty-five years of research following the Exxon Valdez disaster has led to some startling conclusions about the persistent effects of spilled oil.March 23, 2014
  • Washington slide kills 3; searchers seek survivors
    The slide of mud, trees and rocks happened about 11 Saturday morning. Several people - including an infant - were critically injured and at least six houses were destroyed.March 23, 2014
  • Satellite spots more potential debris, but still no sure sign of plane
    It's deja vu all over again in the more-than-two-week search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Today, like yesterday, Malaysian authorities announced that another satellite photographed suspected debris near the spot they believe the 777 went missing.March 23, 2014
  • More satellite images may show debris from missing jet
    Newly analyzed satellite images of objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean have intensified the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in waters more than 1,500 miles southwest of Australia.March 22, 2014
  • Student-athlete's death due to hypothermia
    Michael Anyasike, 18, was reported missing 12 hours after sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an underage drinking party March 9 at a farm near Madison.March 21, 2014
  • Car strikes Metro Transit bus in Minneapolis; 3 taken to hospital
    Three people were hurt in a bus crash in south Minneapolis this morning when a car on Blaisdell Avenue struck a westbound bus on 24th Street just after 8 a.m.March 20, 2014
  • How we track airplanes in 2014 might surprise you
    We discuss what really happens when we fly across multiple countries, oceans and time zones.The Daily Circuit, March 20, 2014
  • Missing jet search: Objects seen off Australia
    Satellite images showing objects floating in the Indian Ocean have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people who were on board to an area about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia. This is, in the words of acting Malaysian transport minister, the first "credible lead" since the plane disappeared on March 8.March 20, 2014
  • Lakeville college student dies after house fire
    The parents of Matthew Heisler, of Lakeville, say their 21-year-old son died Tuesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. Authorities in Grand Forks, N.D., say the fire Sunday in an off-campus house at the University of North Dakota was accidental, caused by unattended food left cooking on a stove.March 19, 2014
  • Photos: Bloody bystanders, chainsaws all part of light rail emergency drill
    At the U of M today, a bus was tipped on its side, simulating a light rail train that had derailed after a bomb went off. Law enforcement and university staff were testing their communications systems and emergency response.March 18, 2014
  • 2 dead in Seattle TV helicopter crash
    The Seattle Fire Department said in addition to the fatalities, a 37-year-old man who managed to free himself from a car at the accident scene was taken to a hospital in critical condition. No other details were immediately available.March 18, 2014
  • Malaysian jet: Why was transponder off?
    Authorities believe that Flight 370's transponder was intentionally shut off, delaying search and rescue efforts and helping to conceal the plane's location -- a mystery unsolved more than 10 days after the Boeing 777 vanished.March 18, 2014
  • Third person dies in SXSW hit-and-run
    Authorities charged 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens with one count of capital murder last week for allegedly ramming his car through a crowded street in an effort to avoid a drunk driving stop.March 17, 2014

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