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  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:51:33 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the...
  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:41:22 GMT
    Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area.
    After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings...
  • American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:51:27 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.
    A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.
  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
  • This 3D-printed cast looks awesome

    This 3D-printed cast looks awesome

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:12 GMT
    Have you ever worn a cast? I have not. But friends have told me they're uncomfortable. Hot and itchy. 
    Have you ever worn a cast? I have not. But friends have told me they're uncomfortable. Hot and itchy. 
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:41:52 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:31:36 GMT
    A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.
    A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:01:49 GMT
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long...
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the...
  • MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:21:00 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing...
  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:00:54 GMT
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when...
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was...
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:48 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:30 GMT
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.
  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:41:36 GMT
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:04 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.
    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."
  • Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the...
    A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data...
  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:01:38 GMT
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.
  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay...
    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:45 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon.
    The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday...
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:52:50 GMT
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:37 GMT
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the...
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City...
  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:32:06 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes.
  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.
    An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid...
  • Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

    Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:10:11 GMT
    A jury says a former priest convicted of felony sex abuse charges in Louisville should serve a 15-year prison sentence.
    A jury says a former Catholic priest stricken with late-stage cancer should serve a 15-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a Louisville church in the early 1970s.
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.
    Hospital authorities have confirmed the name of the man who died after an explosion at an ammunition plant in Tennessee.
  • Zookeepers get creative with entertaining a lonely panda

    Zookeepers get creative with entertaining a lonely panda

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:13:19 GMT
    A zoo in southwest China found an interesting way to entertain a lonely panda after her companion was...
    A zoo in southwest China found an interesting way to entertain a lonely panda after her companion was...
  • Little government response to bombing a year later

    Little government response to bombing a year later

    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism...
    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that...
  • Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    A recently exonerated New York man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him.
    A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him.
  • At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.
    Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
  • Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

    Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

    Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.
    Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.
  • Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

    Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

    A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.
    A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.
  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and...
    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of...
  • Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

    Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

    A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday evening.
    A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.
  • Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.
  • Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of...
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities...
  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11.
    The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering...
  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against...
  • Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to...
    Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to...
  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...
  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,...
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he...
  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.
    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to...
    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid...
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
  • Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers - the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. - aren't foolproof.
    A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.
  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror...
    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism...
  • 2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

    2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

    Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.
    Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.
  • Fire at U.S. Post Office in Raleigh may delay mail delivery

    Fire at U.S. Post Office in Raleigh may delay mail delivery

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-04-07 09:38:25 GMT
    A small fire at the U.S. Post Office processing center in Raleigh could have an impact on delivery Monday.
    A small fire at the U.S. Post Office processing center in Raleigh could have an impact on delivery Monday.
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