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  • 283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 7 min ago

    MOKPO, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At...

  • HIV-positive player kicked off rec basketball team

    By Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel
    Updated: 40 min ago

    A St. Cloud man was kicked out of a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball game this week because he is HIV-positive. Dakota Basinger, 21, had been playing league basketball all season for Florida Dream Sports, a league sponsored by the city of Kissimmee. But four minutes into the...

  • Police: Suspects in killings wore GPS devices

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off California authorities if a freed felon backslides. Yet since last fall, authorities claim,...

  • 5 things to know about Tax Day

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears. 1. YOU MAY NOT FACE MUCH OF A DEADLINE If you're due a refund — and about three-quarters of filers typically are — the April 15 deadline is no big deal. Penalties for late...

  • Marijuana vending machine makes debut in Colorado

    The Washington Times
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    In what seems the natural next step to legalized pot, a Colorado company has brought forward a new vending machine that cuts out the middle man for marijuana sales and gives buyers a speedier, after-hours means of purchasing the drug. It’s called the Zazz machine, and it’s...

  • After attack on woman, officials kill 5 bears in Florida

    Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LAKE MARY, Fla. — After a bear mauled a woman in the driveway of her suburban Florida home, dragging her four feet before she escaped, wildlife officials said Monday that they had killed five of the animals, who had become dangerously accustomed to humans. It was unclear whether...

  • Maine animal shelter buried under carrot avalanche

    BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do. The Somerset Humane Society in Skowhegan received the carrots last week from a trucking company that wanted to get rid of them after a supermarket manager turned them away because some were...

  • Cops dress as Amish to nab Pennsylvania flasher

    JOE MANDAK, Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH — A male police officer spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children in a western Pennsylvania township. Pulaski Township Sgt. Chad Adams said Tuesday that police weren't able...

  • Full lunar eclipse delights Colorado, 1st of year

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies. The moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow early Tuesday, beginning around 11 p.m. MDT for 5 ½ hours. The total phase of the...

  • Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

    BASHIR ADIGUN, Associated Press, MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital. Survivors screamed in anguish and the...

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