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Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

FILE - In this May 19, 2010 file photo, clouds hover above the world's highest peak Mount Everest, as seen from Syangboche, about 125 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Katmandu, Nepal. Mountaineering Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said Monday, May 21, 2012, that a German, a Nepal-born Canadian and a Korean died Saturday while descending from the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit. (AP Photo/ Binod Joshi, File)A Nepalese official says six local guides have been killed and nine others are missing.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:46:57 -0400
Captain wasnt at helm when ferry capsized

Coast Guard and Navy divers search for the missing passengers from a capsized ferry at sea some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 17, 2014Investigators say the third officer was in command at the time of the deadly accident.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:35:53 -0400
Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:04:58 -0400
Rescuers rush to reach hundreds in SKorean ferry

South Korean rescue team members prepare to search for passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Fears rose Thursday for the fate of more than 280 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTMOKPO, South Korea (AP) 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.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:50:12 -0400
6 killed, 9 missing in avalanche on Everest

Map locates Mount Everest; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to climb the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine missing, officials said.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:30:51 -0400
White House updating online privacy policy

This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. (AP Photo/WhiteHouse.gov)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 social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:32:00 -0400
Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

A U.S Navy P-8 Poseidon prepares to takes off from Perth International Airport en route to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in Perth, Australia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. (AP Photo/Theron Kirkman)PERTH, Australia (AP) 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 from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:54:52 -0400
Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. Investigators said Collier was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass., by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a botched attempt to obtain his gun several days after the twin explosions. Collier will be remembered on the first anniversary of his death in a ceremony at MIT Friday morning, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's Office, File)BOSTON (AP) 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 one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:12:45 -0400
Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:21:03 -0400
Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:38:05 -0400
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