Five Theories About What Happened to Missing Malaysia Flight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_61f6bd0430.jpgMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Each day that passes without a clear idea of what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, new theories and possibilities are proposed about the possible fate of the jet. Among the most recent theories proffered are a fire that disabled the plane, that it hid by flying in the "shadow" of another plane, or that everyone on board was overcome when the plane's cabin became depressurized.

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Putin Moves Closer to Annexing Crimea Despite Obama Threats

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_a9fafc884f.jpgSean Gallup/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin took more steps Tuesday toward annexing Crimea, despite warnings from President Obama that doing so would incur further U.S. sanctions. In a decree, Putin notified his country's legislature about Crimea’s proposal to join the Russian Federation and he strongly urged lawmakers to pass it quickly. Lawmakers are expected to take up the measure on Friday, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.

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Australia Officials Focus Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jetliner

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_d933e32dad.jpgScott Barbour/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Australia officials are focusing search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner on a section of water that’s roughly the size of France. John Young, the General Manager for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Emergency Response Division, spoke about the search at a press conference Tuesday, saying crews are scouring a region in the southern Indian Ocean that covers 230,000 square miles.

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USS Kidd Ending Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_7e105a3c30.jpgU.S. Navy photo (WASHINGTON) -- The USS Kidd is ending its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet in a few days, Defense Department officials said Monday. The destroyer was rushed to the Strait of Malacca off the west coast of Malaysia last week after flight MH370 vanished and following the first indications that the jetliner had abandoned its northern flight path to Beijing and had abruptly turned west. The ship carried helicopters that could expand the ship's reach.

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Malaysian Air Mystery: Clues Sought in Pilot's Homemade Flight Simulator

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_70509b33b9.jpg (WASHINGTON) -- The search for clues into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 has led investigators to confiscate a homemade flight simulator from the pilot's home and see if it reveals any useful information, authorities said. The plane's captain Zaharie Shah built the Boeing 777-200 simulator himself. “To be able to buy things off the counter and set up his own flight simulator. Something he’s proud of,” his friend Peter Chong told ABC News.

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