Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 11:04 am
This post has been updated.
Update at noon ET: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave no indication after talks Friday with Secretary of State John Kerry that the two diplomats had come any closer to an agreement about how to end the crisis in Ukraine.
Instead, Lavrov told reporters after the two men met in London that Russia intends to "respect the choice of the Crimean people" — who will vote Sunday on whether to join the Russian Federation. That was a sign that Russia will indeed move to annex the region if Crimeans indicate that's their wish.
On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Frank Langfitt reports
Update at 10:20 a.m. ET: After Flight MH370 Disappeared, It Kept Telling Satellites 'I'm Awake':
Communications satellites continued to receive signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane for at least 5 1/2 hours after it disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand, a source familiar with the investigation tells NPR's Frank Langfitt.
Frank, reporting from Shanghai, writes that:
"Flight MH370's last known communication came after 1 o'clock last Saturday morning, local time, according to Malaysian officials.
Scott Clapham peers down into a cavernous dry dock at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. He points to massive pieces of steel, some covered with a light dusting of snow. When assembled, they will form a 115,000-ton oil tanker.
The Oklahoma House has shot down a bill to allow criminals to begin earning credits for good behavior earlier in their sentence after a lawmaker warned that a vote on the bill would be seen as being "soft on crime."
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt new data monitoring and reporting rules for operators of disposal wells in central Oklahoma’s earthquake-prone Arbuckle Formation.
Using a cellphone in a school zone will result in a fine in Oklahoma under a bill that has been overwhelmingly approved in the state Senate.
The bill by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman passed Thursday on a 42-0 vote.
The bill would make it illegal for anyone to use a cellphone in a school zone, with fines of up to $250 per offense. Exceptions would include vehicles that are stopped or drivers using hands-free devices. The measure now heads to the House for consideration.