South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster
At least two people are confirmed dead after a ferry carrying 459 sank.
04/16/2014 - 05:41 PM
Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched allegiance.
04/16/2014 - 05:13 PM
Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line
BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.
04/16/2014 - 05:46 PM
Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
04/16/2014 - 12:28 PM
292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least three people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
04/16/2014 - 06:01 PM
10 Things to Know for Today
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04/16/2014 - 06:02 PM
China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.
04/16/2014 - 05:27 PM
If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US
BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
04/16/2014 - 05:28 PM
End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.
04/16/2014 - 02:15 PM
Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?
04/16/2014 - 03:11 PM
Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.
04/16/2014 - 02:16 PM
Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message
CAIRO (AP) — In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
04/16/2014 - 02:30 PM
Mini-sub aborts again in new setback for MH370 search
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - The hunt for a missing Malaysian plane suffered another setback Wednesday when a second seabed search by a mini-submarine was cut short due to "technical" troubles after the first also aborted in very deep water. Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) issued a brief statement which spoke of an unspecified "technical issue" with the unmanned Bluefin-21 sonar device. The first mission which began Monday night aborted automatically after breaching the machine's maximum operating depth of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet). "The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, was forced to resurface this morning to rectify a technical issue," JACC said.
04/16/2014 - 03:42 PM
Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war as Kiev sends army in
Izyum (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country. "The Russian president remarked that the sharp escalation of the conflict has placed the country, in effect, on the verge of civil war," the Kremlin said in a statement on telephone talks between Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
04/16/2014 - 03:50 PM
Grim images of Syrian dead leave U.N. council members speechless
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.
04/16/2014 - 03:10 PM
The strange and successful campaign to make taxes more taxing
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Ukraine launches offensive on eastern border
Government forces recapture a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists.
04/16/2014 - 07:19 AM
Photos: Life resumes on Boylston St.
This combination of May 7, 2013 and April 10, 2014 photos shows Kevin Brown placing a Teddy bear at a makeshift memorial near the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square, and people walking through the same square at lunchtime nearly a year later in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
04/15/2014 - 08:39 PM
White supremacist charged with capital murder after KC attacks
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
04/16/2014 - 12:27 AM
Five dead in stabbing attack at Calgary college house party
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Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya
Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said.
04/16/2014 - 06:13 AM
Bluefin 21 returns to water for second mission
The U.S. Navy's robotic submarine, which is looking for the lost Malaysian jet, cut short its first mission because of too-deep ocean waters.
04/16/2014 - 07:43 AM
Five stabbed to death at Canada house party
A stabbing rampage at a house party held on Monday evening to mark the end of university classes in Calgary, Canada, caused five deaths.
04/15/2014 - 10:19 PM
Ukraine begins military operation in east
The nation began an “anti-terrorist operation” against pro-Russian protesters on Tuesday.
04/15/2014 - 11:09 PM
Ukraine military recaptures airport
Heavy gunfire is reported at the airport near Kramatorsk.
04/15/2014 - 11:48 PM
Boston bombing survivors will return to Boylston Street
The Boston Globe's first film follows five Boston Marathon runners who were near the finish line when the bomb exploded, on their quest to return.
04/15/2014 - 07:16 PM
Running store becomes symbol of healing
For many runners, Boylston Street's Marathon Sports has become part of the recovery.
04/15/2014 - 07:17 PM
Pistorius cross-examination ends
The prosecutor insists that Pistorius deliberately killed his girlfriend after an argument.
04/16/2014 - 03:52 AM
Chinese shoe factory strike continues
An offer for improved social benefits on Tuesday falls flat, prolonging one of the largest strikes — involving thousands of disgruntled workers — in China in recent years.
04/15/2014 - 07:48 PM
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