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  • Satellite Detects About 300 Objects ... ‘Highly Likely That It Is Trash’

    03/27/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 54 replies
    PERTH, Australia (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials in Bangkok said Thursday, but there was little chance of getting human eyes across those items in the near term as weather again forced officials to halt the search for debris by air. Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand’s space technology development agency, said Thursday the images showed “300 objects of various sizes” in the southern Indian Ocean about 1,675 miles southwest of Perth. He said the images were taken by the Thaichote satellite on Monday, took...
  • Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes

    05/28/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:26 PM EDT, Wed May 28, 2014 | Rene Marsh and Mike M. Ahlers,
    The four acoustic pings at the center of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for the past seven weeks are no longer believed to have come from the plane's black boxes, a U.S. Navy official told CNN. The acknowledgment came Wednesday as searchers wrapped up the first phase of their effort, having scanned 329 square miles of southern Indian Ocean floor without finding any wreckage from the Boeing 777-200. Authorities now almost universally believe the pings did not come from the onboard data or cockpit voice recorders, but instead came from some other man-made source unrelated to the jetliner...
  • Third Fugro Vessel Joins Search for MH370

    12/03/2015 1:43:29 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies ^ | 12/02/15 | gcaptain
    Fugro will be providing an additional vessel in the search for missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • MH370 search discovers a shipwreck not the missing plane

    05/13/2015 1:46:03 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies ^ | 13th May 2015
    THE $90 million search for MH370 has discovered “man made objects” almost four kilometres under the surface of the southern Indian Ocean, but they are not the missing Boeing 777. Instead the debris is thought to be from an ancient shipwreck, comprising an anchor and other items. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Operational Search Director Peter Foley said they were “obviously disappointed” the discovery was not the missing aircraft.
  • Australia says missing Malaysia plane not where 'pings' heard

    05/29/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Lincoln Feast
    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines MASM.KL jetliner suffered a further setback on Thursday after Australian officials said wreckage from the aircraft was not on the seabed in the area they had identified.... The search was narrowed last month after a series of acoustic pings thought to be from the plane's black box recorders were heard near where analysis of satellite data put its last location, some 1,600 km (1,000 miles) off the northwest coast of Australia. "The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has advised that the search in the vicinity of the acoustic detections can now be considered...
  • Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes

    05/28/2014 6:14:10 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-28-2014 | Mike M. Ahlers
    (CNN) -- The four acoustic pings at the center of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for the past seven weeks are no longer believed to have come from the plane's black boxes, a U.S. Navy official told CNN. The acknowledgment came Wednesday as searchers wrapped up the first phase of their effort, having scanned 329 square miles of southern Indian Ocean floor without finding any wreckage from the Boeing 777-200.
  • Malaysia Report Shows Confusion as Plane Vanished

    05/02/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2014 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and ANDY PASZTOR
    After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veered off its course, civilian air-traffic controllers spent precious predawn hours in befuddled exchanges with counterparts in nearby countries in an effort to locate the jet, according to documents released by investigators Thursday. A series of missteps began less than an hour after the plane disappeared around 1:20 a.m. on March 8.... Through that first stretch, the carrier's operation center continued to advise controllers that the plane was in "normal condition," remained in contact with ground facilities and was flying somewhere in Cambodian airspace—an area that was never on its flight path from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Missing Malaysian jet MH370 may have landed and not ended in ocean?

    04/22/2014 2:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR: The probe into the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet is now looking at the possibility that the plane may have landed somewhere as no debris has been found so far, a media report has said. A report in the New Strait Times quoting sources within the international team probing the disappearance said that among the areas it was revisiting was the possibility that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had landed elsewhere, instead of ending up in the southern Indian Ocean. "We may have to regroup soon to look into this possibility if no positive results come back...
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    04/23/2014 6:02:24 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4/23/2014 | Rod Mcguirk
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing photos of the object, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta in Western Australia state. But Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the safety bureau, said an initial analysis of the material — which appeared to be sheet metal with rivets — suggested it was not from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. "We do not consider...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370: Eighth Drone Mission to Sea Bed Fails to Find Wreckage

    04/21/2014 3:23:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Apr 14 | Divya Avasthy
    The eighth underwater drone mission to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has failed to find any evidence of plane wreckage on the sea bed. The Bluefin-21 submarine employed for the task has so far screened over two-thirds of the narrowed search area. The underwater hunt is expected to finish within this week, Since its fourth mission, the submarine was reprogrammed to scour the seas 604 feet below its permissible limit of 14,800 feet. The part of the Indian Ocean narrowed down for the search is deeper than the previously estimated range at some places, "The [underwater drone]...
  • Missing MH370: Pilot Received Call From Mystery Woman Before Take-Off, Says Report

    03/22/2014 11:18:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Sunday March 23, 2014
    The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 received a two-minute call shortly before take-off from a mystery woman using a mobile phone number obtained under a false identity, as investigators question the pilot's estranged wife, a British newspaper reported. It was one of the last calls made to or from the mobile phone of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah in the hours before his Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur on March 8, reported The Mail on Sunday. Investigators are treating it as potentially significant because anyone buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Malaysia has to fill out a form giving...
  • MH370 hunt: Submarine dives for 2nd attempt

    04/15/2014 12:59:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 04/15/2014
    A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 was Tuesday set for a second sweep of the remote Indian Ocean seabed, after aborting its first search when it encountered water deeper than its operating limits. The unmanned submarine loaded with sonar deployed Monday night from the Australian ship Ocean Shield which has spearheaded the hunt for the Boeing 777 that vanished on March 8. "After completing around six hours of its mission, Bluefin-21 exceeded its operating depth limit of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet) and its built in safety feature returned it to the surface," Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre said. "The...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Co-pilot’s cell phone was on, U.S. official says

    04/15/2014 8:01:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2014 | CNN
    The phone of the co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on and made contact with a cell tower in Malaysia about the time the plane disappeared from radar, a U.S. official told CNN on Monday. However, the U.S. official — who cited information shared by Malaysian investigators — said there was no evidence the co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid, had tried to make a call. The official told CNN’s Pamela Brown on Monday that a cell-phone tower in Penang, Malaysia — about 250 miles from where the flight’s transponder last sent a signal — detected the co-pilot’s phone searching for...
  • Is Oil Slick Found Near 'Ping' Site Linked to Missing MH370?

    04/14/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/14/2014
    Crews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are investigating an oil slick found not far from the area where underwater “pings” that may be linked to the aircraft’s black box were detected. “A sample of about two liters has been collected and we are a number of days before it can be landed ashore and conclusively tested,” said retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the painstaking search off Australia’s west coast. “I stress the source of the oil is yet to be determined.” The slick is approximately 18,000 feet down-wind and down-sea...
  • Co-pilot of MH370 tried to make a call from his mobile phone AFTER the aircraft 'vanished'...

    04/12/2014 6:06:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 12, 2014 | RICHARD SHEARS and TARA BRADY
    but he 'was abruptly cut off'The co-pilot of missing flight MH370 made a call from his mobile phone as the aircraft flew low over the west coast of Malaysia. Investigators have learned that the call was made from Fariq Abdul Hamid's mobile phone as the Boeing 777 flew low near the island of Penang, on the north of Malaysia's west coast. The New Straits Times reported today that it was understood the aircraft, with 239 people on board, was flying low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick up Fariq's signal. The call ended abrupty, however it has been...
  • Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report

    04/12/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report Reuters 57 minutes ago KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone after the plane was diverted from its scheduled route, Malaysia's New Straits Times reported sources as saying on Saturday. The newspaper cited unidentified investigative sources as saying the attempted call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone was picked up by a cellphone tower as the plane was about 200 nautical miles northwest of the west coast state of Penang. That...
  • British ship HMS Echo arrives in area where (3) 'pulses' were heard (MH370?)

    04/06/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/6/2014 | Richard Shears and Lizzie Edmonds
    A Royal navy ship has arrived in the southern Indian Ocean to verify signals Chinese officials believe could lead to missing flight MH370. The three 'fleeting sounds' have been picked up in the multi-national search currently being conducted 1,000 miles off Australia's west coast. At least one of those 'pings' is believed to have a similar frequency to that given off by a black box. HMS Echo, one of Britain's most sophisticated hydrographic vessels, is racing against time to determine whether the sounds were signals from the plane's black box as the batteries powering the device are expected to run...
  • Balloon boy: hoax rumours as Falcon Heene says 'we did this for the show'

    10/16/2009 2:58:55 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 37 replies · 2,102+ views
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 10/16/2009
    Speculation is mounting that the story of six-year-old American boy Falcon Heene who was feared to have floated away on a home-made weather balloon was a hoax organised by his family to gain publicity.
  • Colorado balloon boy’s family could get billed for rescue effort

    10/16/2009 10:24:42 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 43 replies · 1,898+ views
    The National Post ^ | October 16, 2009 | Karen Hawthorne
    A sheriff’s office that helped chase down a saucer-shaped balloon that officials feared was carrying a six-year-old boy over Colorado is now considering billing the child’s family hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for a rescue effort that turned out to be needless, Canwest News Service reports: A spokeswoman for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said all of the county’s on-duty resources were expended in the balloon chase Thursday, which ended when the sliver, UFO-likecontraption floated to the ground without a child aboard. It was later discovered the child was hiding in the attic of his family’s garage. Deputy...
  • Medved: those filed suits on Obama birth certificate issue, "crazies, fringies"

    12/04/2008 2:07:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 377 replies · 7,300+ views
    KRLA ^ | December 4, 2008
    I am listening to Michael Medved right now. He has some choice words for people who filed those suits on the Obama birth certificate issue. Among other things, he describes them as "fringies" and "crazies." He also described those who are holding a vigil outside the SCOTUS building awaiting tomorrow's decision as pathetic and sad. Medved predicted that SCOTUS would throw out the case and it would take them 4 minutes or less of deliberation (he was probably employing a bit of hyperbole about the 4 minute thing). Needless to say, he's right on this. :) If you want to...
  • API plans to plan to announce the final final move Monday morning on the fake Michelle Obama tape

    11/03/2008 5:57:43 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies · 2,021+ views
    API has done the minimum it can to maintain interest in our blog in order to have the tape released by Fox News Network as stipulated in the agreement we can't prove to exist. Fox News Network seems to have delayed the airing of the fake tape intentionally, and yet they are unaware of the importance of the contents to API and the need to get the contents exposed to the American people before mom comes downstairs and takes away our computer privileges. API may decide to ignore the existing non-existing agreement that Fox News is ignoring if the engaging...
  • White House: Computer hard drives tossed

    03/21/2008 7:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,668+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/08 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - Older White House computer hard drives have been destroyed, the White House disclosed to a federal court Friday in a controversy over millions of possibly missing e-mails from 2003 to 2005. The White House revealed new information about how it handles its computers in an effort to persuade a federal magistrate it would be fruitless to undertake an e-mail recovery plan that the court proposed. "When workstations are at the end of their lifecycle and retired ... the hard drives are generally sent offsite to another government entity for physical destruction," the White House said in a sworn...
  • How the search for ET turned into hard science

    03/25/2006 8:25:38 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 5 replies · 362+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 03/25/06 | Jacob Berkowitz
    Washington, D.C., is full of conspiracy theories and political intrigue at the best of times. When it comes to talk about aliens in the U.S. capital, it's often about calls for the CIA to reveal what it did with a UFO that allegedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in the 1950s, or buzz about frozen alien bodies in the basement of the Pentagon. But next week in Washington, talk about aliens will be taken with furrowed-brow seriousness. It's not speculation about pregnant women and Martian abductions, but the painstaking search for possible Martian microbes. Not alien invaders, but talk about...
  • U.S. declares War on Porn

    04/05/2004 9:23:56 PM PDT · by Quick1 · 657 replies · 805+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 5, 2004 | Laura Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Lam Nguyen's job is to sit for hours in a chilly, quiet room devoid of any color but gray and look at pornography. This job, which Nguyen does earnestly from 9 to 5, surrounded by a half-dozen other "computer forensic specialists" like him, has become the focal point of the Justice Department's operation to rid the world of porn. In this field office in Washington, 32 prosecutors, investigators and a handful of FBI agents are spending millions of dollars to bring anti-obscenity cases to courthouses across the country for the first time in 10 years. Nothing is off...
  • Limbaugh med records seized

    12/04/2003 9:51:01 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 454 replies · 395+ views
    more to follow
  • Warrants: Limbaugh Was 'Doctor Shopping'

    12/04/2003 2:44:23 PM PST · by Lucky2 · 283 replies · 839+ views
    My Way.Com ^ | 12/4/03 | Jill Barton
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Investigators raided the offices of Rush Limbaugh's doctor Thursday, saying in search warrants that the conservative radio commentator engaged in illegal drug use and "doctor shopping" for prescription painkillers. The warrants show investigators were looking for records including prescription disbursements, appointment schedules, receipts and a medical questionnaire. "Mr. Limbaugh's actions violate the letter, and spirit" of the law that relates to "doctor shopping," stated one of warrants, signed by Asim Brown, a law enforcement agent assigned to the state attorney's office anti-money laundering task force. Doctor shopping refers to looking for a doctor willing...
  • FBI might drain Md. pond (it's now a tub with holes)

    05/12/2003 5:22:16 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 64 replies · 344+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/12/03 | Scott Shane
    FBI might drain Md. pond as part of its anthrax probe Spores reportedly found during Dec., Jan. searches of waters near Frederick -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Scott Shane Sun Staff Originally published May 12, 2003 ------ In addition, The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, reported yesterday that divers retrieved a "clear box" with holes that could accommodate protective biological safety gloves, as well as vials wrapped in plastic. Scientists working with dangerous microbes often use a "glove box," a sealed container made of glass or clear plastic with glove ports fixed in place to allow the researcher to manipulate equipment without being...
  • FBI looks to pond for anthrax clues (CNN says anthrax detected from "object")

    05/11/2003 9:09:37 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 41 replies · 260+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/11/03 | Kevin Bohn and Kelli Arena
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A search into a Maryland pond in December turned up an item with traces of anthrax, a government source told CNN on Sunday.</p> <p>Investigators are hopeful that the discovery will provide leads in the search for a suspect in several anthrax mail attacks in fall 2001. FBI and other law enforcement agencies have returned to the same pond in Frederick, Maryland, several times, including last week. The mayor of Frederick said she has been told the pond might be drained to search for more evidence.</p>
  • FBI to drain pond in anthrax probe

    05/11/2003 6:31:19 AM PDT · by pttttt · 70 replies · 194+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 11, 2003 | Marilyn Thompson
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI has developed a new theory on a central mystery of the 2001 anthrax attacks after finding evidence in a Frederick, Md., pond that may suggest how an ingenious criminal could have packed deadly anthrax spores into envelopes without killing or sickening himself, sources close to the investigation said.

    04/22/2003 6:54:32 AM PDT · by Illbay · 288 replies · 1,037+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | April 22, 2003 | N/A
    Reported to be "a biotoxin"
  • Iraqis Connection to OK City Bombing or Is This Another Wild Goose Chase?

    03/26/2003 10:27:20 PM PST · by bd476 · 16 replies · 300+ views
    The Indy Star and The Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 March 2003 | James Patterson
    March 22, 2003 "Let FBI and CIA agents talk about links to terrorism" (snip) "If our government is serious about fighting terrorism, why won't it hear from its own FBI and CIA agents about terrorist acts in this country? What's wrong with letting them talk?" (end of snip) (snip) "Johnson, Woolsey and Vogel have tried to get the FBI and Congress to consider stark evidence that a former Iraqi soldier, who emigrated to the U.S. after the first Gulf War, was tied to a terrorist cell in Oklahoma City that was involved in the 1995 bombing there, but the FBI...