The U.S. Navy has dispatched a warship, and surveillance planes, to help in the search for a missing Malaysian jetliner. What could make a passenger jet with such a good safety record like the Boeing 777 suddenly disappear? Tensions are rising in Ukraine's Crimea region. And, ABC’s Linzie Janis, with what prosecutors in a New York suburb say counterfeiters were making and selling. This and more on the World News Podcast.
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Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine as President Vladimir Putin says Russia cannot ignore calls for help inside the country. A mother is charged with attempted murder after driving a minivan full of children into the ocean. Job growth for February was better than expected with employers adding 175,000 new jobs, but the unemployment rate still inched up to 6.7 percent. Marijuana is causing concern on Colorado roads with more high drivers. And ABC’s Hamish Macdonald on Oscar Pistorius’ former girlfriend testifying against the former Olympian in his murder trial. This and more on the World News Podcast.
Concerns grow in Ukraine as violence continues on the ground and President Obama gives a new warning for Russian President Vladimir Putin. New developments in the case of a mother driving her minivan filled with children into the ocean. Olympian Oscar Pistorius has an emotional day in court as a witness gives testimony. A manhunt is on for a possible serial killer in the suburbs of Washington D.C. And ABC’s Clayton Sandell on a big forecast prediction from the nation’s top weather scientists. This and more on the World News Podcast.
Big changes are in store for the SAT test, making the essay portion optional and extending free test preparation to students. International talks continue over Russia as violent protests break out in Ukraine. Facebook and Instagram crack down on illegal guns sold online. Strangers save children from a mini van after their mother drives the vehicle into the ocean. Testimony continues in the murder trial involving Olympian Oscar Pistorius. And ABC's Byron Pitts on how one social worker is using music to help Alzheimer's patients. This and more on the World News Podcast.
The Prime Minister of Crimea has pledged his allegiance to his pro-Russian government, even as the U.S. calls on Russia to respect Ukrainian sovereignty. Oscar Pistorius’ neighbor described in court what she heard the night the Olympian known as “Blade Runner” shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The friendly skies got a little unfriendly when it comes to over-sized carry-ons, as United Airlines has announced a tough policy that will cost passengers money. And, ABC’s Linzie Janis with how you can turn that secret family recipe into big bucks for your family. This and more on the World News Podcast.