Airline confirms plane with 162 aboard missing

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing a Transport Ministry official. The airline, described as a budget carrier, confirmed that flight QZ 8501 had lost contact with 162 aboard.

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Great white shark bites California surfer

A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said. The man sustained minor injuries and was able to paddle himself to shore.

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5 things that surprisingly don’t affect your credit score

Believe it or not, there are a few things that, while important and closely related to your financial health, aren’t reported to credit bureaus and won’t result in a bad credit score. Hopefully your quest for the highest credit score possible is made a bit less stressful with the following knowledge.

PlayStation, Xbox Live still having problems

Sony’s PlayStation network was offline Friday and gamers were still reporting problems on Saturday. Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, which also went down Thursday, was back online Friday although the company reported reported problems with some functions in the afternoon.

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Great white shark bites California surfer

A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said. The man sustained minor injuries and was able to paddle himself to shore.

DC-bound plane makes emergency landing in Pennsylvania

A plane traveling from Toronto to Washington made an emergency landing in central Pennsylvania after the crew detected smoke on the flight deck and in the cabin. Porter Airlines spokesman Brad Cicero says the turboprop landed safely Sunday morning at Williamsport Regional Airport.

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New Smarter Balanced tests mark critical, positive step

In the spring, Nevada students in grades three through eight will take a historic step into the future of education when they take new state tests that are fully aligned to the Nevada Academic Content Standards for English language arts and mathematics.

EDITORIAL: NSHE-plagiarism issue highlights double-standard

If a student is found to have plagiarized an assignment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the school’s extensive academic misconduct policy comes into play. The student is given the initial notification of suspicion of plagiarism, followed by a meeting, which can then lead to a formal hearing, followed by a number of possible sanctions if the student is found guilty.

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