WASHINGTON (AP) — With prospects for real immigration reform fading, President Barack Obama is yielding to pressure from some of his staunchest allies and looking for ways to act without Congress to ease the suffering caused by deportation.
The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner spread to the vast Indian Ocean Friday after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly seven days ago. Multiple US media reports, citing American officials, said the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777's communication system continued to "ping" a satellite for a number of hours after it disappeared off radar with 239 people aboard, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. "It's my understanding that based on some new information that's not necessarily conclusive, but new information, an additional search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
Four people are feared to have died when a civilian helicopter crashed in eastern England on Thursday evening, emergency services said, in the latest in a series of helicopter crashes in Britain over the past few months. The East of England Ambulance Service said in a statement: "sadly it is believed that four people in the helicopter are believed to have died in the crash." No further details were immediately available. The crash happened some 45 miles (72 km) from where four crew members died when a U.S. military helicopter crashed on a training mission in January. Last November, 10 people died when a helicopter crashed into a crowded bar in Scotland's second city, Glasgow.