Myanmar military plane with 120 aboard goes missing

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A military transport plane with 120 people on board went missing Wednesday on a flight from southern Myanmar to Yangon, a military spokesman said. There were fears it may have crashed into the ocean, since its route would have taken it over the Andaman Sea.

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  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press

Florida woman sentenced in Sandy Hook parent threat case

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded guilty and was sent to prison Wednesday for threatening a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she contended was a hoax.

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  • Written by CURT ANDERSON , AP Legal Affairs Writer

Uber moves to repair tainted image with 20 firings, 1 hiring

 

DETROIT (AP) — Uber, the world's leading ride-hailing company, has taken two big steps toward repairing its corporate image: It fired 20 employees for a host of harassment problems and hired an Apple marketing executive to rescue its tainted brand.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER , AP Auto Writer

State elections see infusion of first-time women candidates

Christine Lui Chen, a 36-year-old health care executive in New Jersey and mother of two small children, had never considered entering politics, focusing instead on her family, her career and her community.

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  • Written by JOCELYN NOVECK , AP National Writer

UN chief warns oceans are 'under threat as never before'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are "under threat as never before," noting one recent study warns that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done.

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  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press