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Backpack dropper arrested

Apr 16, 2014 / 6:58 am

A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. The 25-year-old man is expected to be arraigned in Boston...

Ferry sinks off coast

Apr 16, 2014 / 6:56 am

April 16 6:54 a.m. update: A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least...

Backpacks left at marathon

Apr 15, 2014 / 8:42 pm

Update -- 8:40 p.m. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs...

Still no sign of missing plane

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:30 am

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. Search crews sent the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 into the depths...

Gunmen fortify positions

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:15 am

Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern city now controlled by armed men. In Kyiv, Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov,...

Ambassador abducted

Apr 15, 2014 / 6:58 am

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Assailants travelling in two cars...

Boston Marathon's day of tributes

Apr 15, 2014 / 6:54 am

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday at the site of the twin explosions that killed three people and injured more than 260. The ceremony was the first in a day dedicated to honouring the victims and the first responders, doctors and...

Obama, Putin break silence

Apr 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time in more than two weeks but showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was...

NSA leaks lead to Pulitzer

Apr 14, 2014 / 2:42 pm

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer for breaking...

Woman suffocated 6 babies

Apr 14, 2014 / 11:52 am

Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to, over 10 years, told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan...

Blast at bus station kills 71

Apr 14, 2014 / 9:15 am

A massive explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack ever in Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene and blamed Boko Haram, an...

Passenger tried to open door

Apr 14, 2014 / 7:25 am

A California-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. on Sunday after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door. The captain of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight landed on Eppley Airfield to "have an unruly passenger removed" before continuing on to Sacramento,...

City burns as residents flee

Apr 14, 2014 / 7:15 am

Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty. Fires they thought were contained 24 hours...

Rape: 527 asked for DNA

Apr 14, 2014 / 7:02 am

French police demanded that male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — give DNA samples as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl. The DNA dragnet started Monday in La Rochelle, and prosecutor Isabelle Pagenelle said so far no...

Ukraine to deploy troops

Apr 13, 2014 / 9:06 pm

Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite repeated warnings from the Kremlin. Accusing Moscow of fomenting the unrest,...

2 of 3 shooting victims ID'd

Apr 13, 2014 / 8:55 pm

Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson. Will Corporon issued a statement saying his father, Dr. William Lewis Corporan, and nephew, Reat Griffin Underwood, were killed in...

Bus crash kills at least 36

Apr 13, 2014 / 7:18 pm

A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported. Both state and federal officials said that four people survived the crash, which occurred shortly after midnight in the...

UN emergency meeting

Apr 13, 2014 / 7:17 pm

The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting at Russia's request amid growing violence in eastern Ukraine. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says he is alarmed by Ukraine's announcement that it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian...

7 dead babies prompt arrest

Apr 13, 2014 / 7:10 pm

A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the Pleasant Grove home until three years ago, had the...

Buyout leaves 'ghost town'

Apr 13, 2014 / 2:26 pm

It looks like a ghost town, and Canadian oil helped build it. The burned-out, abandoned parcels of property in a west-end Detroit neighbourhood are the reverse image of an oil boom town — a ramshackle yin to the thriving yang of Fort McMurray, Alta. For three-quarters of a century,...

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