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The Pulse: Signal Detected During Flight 370 Search

This is Saturday's edition of -- The Pulse.
This is Saturday's edition of -- The Pulse.

Number five -- Today is the 20th anniversary of rocker Kurt Cobain's suicide. The Nirvana frontman shot himself at his home on April 5, 1994. He was just 27 years old. Rumors have swirled over the years that foul play was involved, but the case is still considered a suicide and remains closed.

Number four -- Japanese media reports that three whaling vessels have returned to Japan after finishing what could be their final expedition. The International Court of Justice recently ruled that Japan can no longer continue its annual whale hunt, after rejecting the country's argument that the whale hunt was for scientific purposes. Japan says it will abide by the ruling.

Number three -- General Motors submitted more than 200,000 pages of documents to federal regulators about its ignition switch recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating why the company took 10 years to do a recall that now covers 2.6-million vehicles. GM says it linked 13 deaths to the defect, but some believe the number may actually be higher.

Number two -- We are learning more about the victims in this week's deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Sergeant First Class Danny Ferguson is being remembered as a hero, sacrificing his life to protect a room full of others by using his own body as a barricade in front of a door to keep the gunman out. A counselor and father of two, Sergeant Timothy Owens just signed up for another six years with the Army. Recently remarried, the 37 year old dedicated his life to helping fellow soldiers. Sergeant Carlos Lazaney Rodriguez enlisted as soon as he could at age 18. Described as a caring leader, the native Puerto Rican had a 20 year career in the Army and planned to retire at the end of the year.

Number one -- A discovery by a Chinese ship participating in the search could help authorities finally track down Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Xinhua reports a patrol ship detected a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5-kilohertz in the southern Indian Ocean. 37.5 is the standard beacon frequency for the plane's cockpit voice and flight data recorders. So far, Australia has not verified the pulse comes from missing Flight 370.
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