Indonesia's search and rescue agency said Wednesday that 92 victims still missing after an AirAsia plane crash could have been swept away or be lost on the seabed after no more bodies were found in the jet's fuselage. "They could be on the seabed, or have been swept away by waves and currents," S.B. Supriyadi, a search and rescue agency official who has been coordinating the hunt, told AFP. The military, which has provided the bulk of personnel and equipment for the operation, withdrew from the search Tuesday due to the failure to find more victims, and after several failed attempts to lift the damaged fuselage. While Supriyadi suggested it would be tough to find any more victims, agency chief Bambang Soelistyo said he was "optimistic".
TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his captors issued what they said was a final death threat.
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.