An orange buoy, an aircraft seat, and oil sighted near to Flight 447's last reported position.
Air France reports a possible lightning strike. Airbus 330-200 has a good safety record.
With a good safety record and robust backup systems, the Airbus 330 wouldn't be easily downed by lightning, they say.
American-born folk singer Grace has tapped a noncynical streak in her French audience.
For cash-strapped vacationers, time off this years means exploring ... locally. A report from Europe, Japan, and the US on the return of the road trip, backpacking with a burro, and growing beets.
The protests that blocked classes at dozens of colleges ended up underscoring the need for reform in a university system that the government says is outmoded and underperforming.
President Obama's election is stirring the political hopes of minorities – like Claire Edey – in Europe's largest immigrant nation, but steep barriers remain.