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Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace
Violence in Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russia rebels in the country's east erupted a month after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March.
Former Alabama youth worker facing sex abuse charges
Authorities say Roy Dean Pruett, a former Eagle Rock Boys Ranch employee, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.
Alabama officials reviewing sex education curriculum
President of New York-based Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States Monica Rodriguez says the law was discriminatory against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, and was a form of institutional oppression.
Putin: Responsibility for plane crash is Ukraine's
A Kremlin statement early Friday said Putin opened a meeting with his economic advisers by calling for a moment of silence over the crash.
Wells Fargo laying off 468 in Birmingham area
Bank officials said in a statement that 468 employees in Homewood are being let go because fewer of the bank's home loan customers need payment assistance or are facing foreclosure.
Bank customer among 3 dead in holdup and shootout
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Ukraine: We did not shoot at any plane
A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.
Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine
Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed that it "has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow."
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