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NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines March 17, 2014: Pilot Spoke to Air Controllers After Shutoff of Data System

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A Malaysian soldier patrolled an area of the airport in Kuala Lumpur where passengers have written messages for the people aboard the missing plane and their loved ones.
Pilot Spoke to Air Controllers After Shutoff of Data System

By CHRIS BUCKLEY and KEITH BRADSHER

Malaysia's defense minister said Sunday that the captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane radioed to air traffic control without indicating trouble shortly after a data signaling system on the plane was disabled.
. Video  Video: 'The Nature of the Search Has Changed'
Series of Errors by Malaysia Mounts, Complicating the Task of Finding Flight 370

By KEITH BRADSHER and MICHAEL FORSYTHE

A week after the plane disappeared, the trail is even colder as the search now sprawls from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas to the empty expanses of the southern Indian Ocean.
A woman cast her ballot in the Crimean referendum on Sunday in Simferopol, Ukraine.
Under Watch of Russian Troops, Crimea Votes on Secession

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

With the outcome of the referendum on secession from Ukraine almost a foregone conclusion, the greater suspense lay in how swiftly the West would levy threatened sanctions against Russia.
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SCIENCE

Video VIDEO: Funding the Future
As government financing of basic science research has plunged, private donors have filled the void, raising questions about the future of research for the public good.
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OPINION | EDITORIAL

The Flute, the Flute Is Calling

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

For St. Patrick's Day, a version of "Danny Boy" from another emerald isle, Okinawa.
World
Kerry Presses Russia on 'Provocations' in Ukraine

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

In his second call in two days to his Russian counterpart, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concerns about the seizure of a gas plant near the border of Crimea.
In 1997, soldiers prepared to destroy a missile housed at a former Soviet base in Ukraine. After the Soviet Union's breakup, Ukraine gave up its portion of the old Soviet nuclear arsenal.

ECONOMIC VIEW

Crimea Through a Game-Theory Lens

By TYLER COWEN

As applied to political crises, economic concepts suggest that negotiated settlements may become elusive.
Shigeru and Sakie Yokota in 2010 in Japan. Their daughter, Megumi Yokota, disappeared when she was 13.
Parents of Japanese Woman Kidnapped by North Korea Meet Their Granddaughter

By MARTIN FACKLER

The parents of the woman, who was kidnapped in 1977 and is believed to have died in 1994, saw their North Korean-born granddaughter for the first time last week in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
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Business
The Gray Jobs Enigma

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Though the number of people working while retired has risen in 20 years, more people give up on the idea, largely because of the difficulty in finding a suitable job.
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DOING WELL A Painting With a Twist franchise in St. Petersburg, Fla., which Marvin and Leslie Gay opened with personal savings.
For Some, Age Is No Obstacle to Entrepreneurship

By KERRY HANNON

According to a study published by the Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom, about 20 percent of all new businesses in 2013 were created by entrepreneurs ages 50 to 59.
Morris Ducoff in the Bronx.
New Worlds Open at the Artist's Easel

By JOHN HANC

Like some other older people, a former hair salon owner has discovered a talent he didn't know he had.
. Video  Video: Vincent's Painting Class
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Technology
On rankandfiled.com, a graph displays the names of companies in which Google's officers and directors have owned shares.

TECHNOPHORIA

A Harvest of Company Details, All in One Basket

By NATASHA SINGER

New websites can help investors and others gather wide-ranging government data about a particular business.
It is possible to get just about anything, including groceries from Amazon, from your couch these days.

BITS BLOG

Staying Home, Connected to the World

By NICK BILTON

There are both gains and losses when so many human interactions are possible through a smartphone.

DEALBOOK

Alibaba Confirms It Will Begin I.P.O. Process in U.S.

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

In a post on its corporate blog, the company said it plans to list on an American stock market to become "a more global company."
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Sports
A pack of runners passed though Times Square on Sunday during the New York City Half Marathon.
Mutai Captures New York Half Marathon

By KEN BELSON

The defending New York City Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai easily won the shorter event on Sunday when his chief rival, Mo Farah, fell five miles into the race.
. Video  Video: Mo Farah Falls
Paralympics, at Peace as Wars Wind Down

By BEN SHPIGEL

The reality of the Paralympics' rise over the past decade could be seen in the biographies of so many of its athletes: former soldiers gravely wounded on far-flung battlefields.
Xander Bogaerts has always worked hard at baseball, even if it meant breaking some things inside the house.

ON BASEBALL

Boston's Bogaerts Sees Jeter as Model

By TYLER KEPNER

Xander Bogaerts, the 21-year-old shortstop of the Red Sox, tries to follow the example set by his favorite player, Derek Jeter, right down to the new number on his jersey.
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U.S. News
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is accused of bullying a junior officer into sex and threatening her life. His trial was halted on Monday by the judge.
Army General in Sexual Assault Case to Plead Guilty to Lesser Charges

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

The plea by Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, prosecuted in the military's most closely watched sexual assault case, is expected to be entered as soon as Monday in exchange for the dismissal of charges.
Wendy Schmidt and her husband are advancing ocean studies.
Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science

By WILLIAM J. BROAD

As government financing of basic research has fallen off precipitously, philanthropists have stepped in, setting priorities and drawing both gratitude and trepidation from scientists.
. Video  Video: Funding the Future
Representative Steve Israel of New York, right, asked the White House political director for additional help after a recent loss.
Obama Factor Adds to Fears of Democrats

By JONATHAN MARTIN and ASHLEY PARKER

The president's sinking ratings, a loss in a House election in Florida and millions of dollars spent by Republican-aligned groups attacking the new health law are complicating matters.
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Opinion

OPINION

Learning From Legos

By THOMAS de MONCHAUX

Building-block toys resonate in today's technology-inflected D.I.Y. culture.

TODAY'S EDITORIALS

A Rare Opportunity on Criminal Justice

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

In the current Congress, where almost all legislation goes to die, there is a surprising movement toward sentencing reform.
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OP-ED COLUMNIST

The Age of Individualism

By ROSS DOUTHAT

Will the millennials come back to community?
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