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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/20/2014

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton On Facebook Chat: Tougher Sanctions Are Needed On Russia

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia.

07/21/2014

Ukrainian rescue servicemen inspect part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 20, 2014 in Rassipnoye, Ukraine.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For ‘Immediate And Full Access’ To Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again Monday as the U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding international access to the crash site and a cease-fire in the area.

07/21/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Airlines Altering Routes After Malaysia Airlines Flight Downed

But now, with nearly 300 killed in Friday’s crash in eastern Ukraine, frequent flyers say they’ll check their flight paths online and hope airlines rethink routes over hot spots.

07/18/2014

Malaysian plane crashes in Ukraine (CBS News)

US Intelligence: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down By Missile

Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.

07/17/2014

Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak leaves after a press conference on March 24, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

Malaysian PM: Malaysia Flight 370 Crashed In Southern Indian Ocean

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean.

03/24/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Satellite Images Offer Possible Signs Of Wreckage From Missing Malaysian Plane

A satellite image released by China on Saturday offered the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.

03/22/2014

In this handout Satellite image made available by the AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) on March 20, 2014, objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are shown in a revised area 185 km to the south east of the original search area.  (Photo by DigitalGlobe/AMSA via Getty Images)

Possible Debris Near Australia Is ‘Best Lead’ Yet In Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

A freighter used searchlights early Friday to scan rough seas in one of the remotest places on Earth after satellite images detected possible pieces from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean.

03/20/2014

Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are stopped and escorted away by Malaysian police from entering the media center before the start of a press conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 19, 2014. (credit Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian PM: Pair Of Objects Could Be Related To Missing Malaysian Airliner

Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia’s defense minister said Wednesday.

03/19/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Suspicions Abound As Search For Missing Malaysian Airliner Continues

Authorities also examined a flight simulator confiscated from the home of one of the pilots and dug through the background of all 239 people on board, as well as the ground crew that serviced the plane.

03/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up photos of two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deny Visas For Countries Who Don’t Check For Stolen Passports

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished earlier this month, it shined a spotlight on how little the database is being checked throughout the world.

03/16/2014

A crew member looks out the windows from a Malaysian Air Force CN235 aircraft during a search and rescue (SAR) operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane over the Strait of Malacca on March 14, 2014. Malaysia confirmed on March 14 that the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declined to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing.  (Photo credit: MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

One Week After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Disappears, Suspicions, Questions Mount

Malaysian officials insisted that investigators had yet to reach a definitive conclusion on what radar and satellite data showed, and said the search was being expanded because efforts in current areas have not found any wreckage from the Boeing 777.

03/14/2014

Oil slicks have been spotted in an area near where a Malaysian Airlines plane went missing. (Credit CBS 2)

CBS News: Communications Systems On Malaysian Jet Shut Down Separately

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reported the two systems used to track Flight 370 were shut down sequentially, just before the Boeing 777 apparently changed course and turned west.

03/13/2014

The two missing Malaysia Airlines flight passengers who were onboard with stolen passports have raised concern about the widespread, worldwide failure to screen for false documents. (Credit: CBS 2)

Stolen Passports In Malaysia Airlines Flight Raise Major Security Concerns

The stolen passports used by two passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing last week has cast a troubling spotlight on a major gap.

03/11/2014

A relative of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries out at a local hotel where families are gathered in Beijing, China, on March 9, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Search Team May Have Found Malaysia Airlines Plane’s Door

Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane’s doors.

03/09/2014

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