The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight has extended to the Indian Ocean. This is the opposite direction from the plane’s original flight route. The change is because Malaysian officials heard “pings” several hours after the flight’s last transponder signal, heading toward the Indian Ocean. They believe those pings belonged to the missing flight.
The death toll in the explosion in East Harlem is up to eight. Rescue workers were 40-50% through the debris as of last night. Officials believe the explosion was caused by a gas leak, and the NTSB is looking into the gas company Con Edison’s handling of customer complaints before the explosion happened. Moving to Austin, we now know the identities of the two people killed in that drunk driving crash at South by Southwest: 27-year-old Jamie West, from Austin, and 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr, of the Netherlands. The 21-year-old driver will be charged with two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.
The cost of Amazon Prime has gone up. It’s now $99 a year instead of $79. The good news? Amazon was originally considering raising the price to $119. The price hike is being blamed on fuel and shipping costs.
And a group of five frat brothers broke into the Houston SeaWorld at 2am on Wednesday to take selfies with the animals. They also had the munchies, so they broke into a storage area and stole Dippin’ Dots. The security guard found them, three got away, two are charged with theft and criminal trespassing. The animals are okay.
And if you’re looking to escape your significant other for as long as humanly possible, here’s the longest current flight in the world: Traveling from Atlanta to Johannesburg, South Africa will take you 16 hours and 55 minutes. In that time, you could eat three meals, watch five movies, or get two full-night’s sleep.
And the number of millionaires in the US has jumped. 9.63 million households in the US have a net worth of $1 million or more. That’s a jump of 600,000 since 2012. By the way, Maryland has the most millionaires.