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Mourners South Korea

South Korean President criticizes ferry crew

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday likened the actions of the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol to murder, as police made more arrests and divers continued searching the submerged vessel.

The captain of the South Kore...

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U.N.: 48 killed at South Sudan base

Heavily armed militants staged an attack on a U.N. peacekeepers' base that was sheltering civilians in South Sudan on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and seriously injuring dozens more, a U.N. spokesman in the country said Friday.

The attack on ...

Blufin submersible

Drone finds nothing in MH370 search

The underwater drone scanning the ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended its eighth mission Monday, having covered about two thirds of its intended territory without finding any sign of the missing plane.

This has been the case for 45 days now, ...

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'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen

An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday.


Country singer Kevin Sharp dies

Country singer Kevin Sharp has died from "complications due to cancer," his mother told CNN. He was 43.


Brother and sister, 4, die in house fire

A house fire in Queens that killed two 4-year-old siblings Sunday was a result of a child or children playing with fire, a Fire Department of New York spokesman said.

The early morning fire was ruled accidental, the result of "child involvement with ...

Taxi cab

NYC cabbie accused of dodging $28K in tolls

A New York City taxi driver is charged with keeping more than $28,000 that should have gone to the Metropolitan Transit Authority in E-Z Pass toll fees over the past two years.

Rodolfo Sanchez, 69, of Long Island City has been sneaking through toll p...

Ukraine-Russia unrest

Fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine ups tension

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authoriti...

Kraft Foods

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect, federal officials said Sunday.

Republican, Democrat, political buttons

GOP House group takes in $21 million, outraised by Dems in first quarter

The group working to keep control of the House in Republican hands raised $9.9 million in March and finished the first quarter of the year with $31 million cash on hand, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Colleges with the smartest students

America's smartest colleges and universities aren't always its most selective.

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Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott

Affairs to remember: High-profile cheating

Actress Tori Spelling recently spoke publically about her husband and fellow actor Dean McDermott's affair. But he's not the first celebrity to get in hot water over extramarital activities. Check out this list of high-profile celebrity affairs.

Easter all over the world

Easter traditions from around the world

Eggs, candy and bunnies are traditionally all part of America's Easter holiday. Take a look at the interesting ways in which other countries celebrate Easter.

Rescuers South Korea

Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

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Biggest data breaches of all time

A security breach at Michaels stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the store said Thursday. The craft store chain made news about the hack public three months ago and has been investigating since then. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

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Facebook's most annoying changes

Facebook is rolling out a feature that will allow friends to track each other in real time. There have been a lot of changes to the world's largest social network in recent years. Take a look at some of the most annoying.

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Fun facts about Easter

Easter is right around the corner. Check out some fun facts about this spring holiday.

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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History of abortion in America

A judge has overturned North Dakota's restrictive abortion law. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.


Hurricane Carter boxer

Wrongly-convicted boxer died fighting for others

He grew to prominence as a boxer, and died fighting for those who couldn't fight for themselves.

Boston marathon aerial

Official: Marathon will be 'safest place on the planet'

Boston prepares for Marathon Monday.

Cannabis Cup

Thousands flock to Cannabis Cup

Thousands of people packed a Denver convention center over the weekend for the 2014 Cannabis Cup, the first one held since recreational marijuana sales became legal in the state.

Ferry accident survivor discusses escape

Ferry accident survivor recounts escape

A 71-year-old survivor of the South Korean ferry accident says she can't understand how she survived when so many others were stuck in the boat.

Boston Marathon runner

2013 Boston Marathon runners ready to race

Runners who couldn't finish last year's Boston Marathon gathered Saturday to talk about Monday's race.

Man electrocuted on college campus

Man electrocuted on college campus

A man died Saturday after he was electrocuted on the Keene State College campus in New Hampshire.

Really big catfish

Man catches 38-pound catfish in Arizona pond

Martin Maughan pulled a 38-pound, 37.5-inch catfish out of a lake in Encanto Park in Phoenix, Ariz., after a 40-minute battle using a four-pound line.

Hailey Owens disappearance

Man to be tried in 10-year-old girl's abduction, slaying

The attorney for a Missouri man accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl says his rights may have been violated.

Sherpas Everest accident

Death toll climbs in Everest avalanche

The death toll continues to climb following the avalanche on Mount Everest Friday.

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Forgiveness stops execution at last second

The parents of a young man killed in a street fight in Iran halted the execution of their son's convicted killer this week, seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.


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