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A maritime police helicopter rescues passengers who were onboard South Korean ferry "Sewol" which capsized off Jindo April 16, 2014.
West Regional Headquarters Korea Coast Guard/News1/Reuters

Horror on the Seas

A ferry that was carrying high school students and teachers to the resort island of Jeju sank off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday, killing at least four people and prompting a massive rescue effort for nearly 300 others believed to be missing

FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Judge to Rule on Tsarnaev Visits

A federal judge argued that allowing the Boston Bombing suspect to have unmonitored family visits would not pose a serious security risk

Washington State Communities Continue To Deal With Aftermath Of Massive Mudslide

Mudslide Death Toll Hits 39

The Washington State mudslide has claimed 39 victims, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. Seven people remain missing

Ukrainian army troops receive ammunition, with a Ukrainian flag in the back, in a field on the outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, April 15, 2014.

Ukrainian Troops Defect

Russian paratroopers have been spotted in eastern Ukraine while elements of the Ukrainian army have defected and are now flying Russian flags. Meanwhile, the verbal tensions between Kiev and Moscow continued to ramp up


Killswitch Engage: Cellphone Makers Take On Theft

Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei will join Apple and Google in allowing smartphone customers to deactivate their handsets from afar if they are lost or stolen. If enough people are actually able to do so, it might make thieves think twice

Abortion North Dakota

Judge Strikes Down N. Dakota Early Abortion Ban

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said the state's abortion restrictions were "invalid and unconstitutional." The law made it illegal for women to undergo the procedure after a fetal heartbeat was detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy

Airbnb Said to Be Raising Funding At $10 Billion Valuation

Major Reservations: Cities Are Worried About Airbnb

Lawmakers are grappling with how to legitimize a business that creates opportunities but also causes problems. While the service provides extra income for residents and cheaper accommodations for travelers, it can also create issues for neighbors and landlords

Miami's Ultimate Baby Affair

The View Co-Host Jenny McCarthy Is Engaged

The 41-year old actress says she will marry Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy’s son Evan played a starring role in the proposal, handing her a series of cards with the words “will,” “you,” and “marry,” before Wahlberg walked in with a shirt that said "me" on it

FBI to U.S. Students: Don't Spy for China

A new video from the FBI tells the true story of Glenn Duffie Shriver, an American student currently serving four years behind bars for conspiring to pass on classified data to the Chinese. The agency urges students to watch the video before studying abroad

2015 Toyota Camry

America's Favorite Car Just Got Totally Redesigned

Toyota has unveiled its new Camry, the best-selling car in the U.S. for the last 12 consecutive years, at the New York International Auto Show and it's been "rebuilt from the ground up" with nearly 2,000 new parts to feature a sleeker exterior and reworked interior


BofA Doled Out $6B in Legal Fees Last Quarter

Bank of America posted a large loss in the first quarter of 2014 after getting hit with legal costs related to the financial crisis. Without legal expenses, however, the company would have posted earnings of roughly 35 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations


Say Goodbye Insta-Spam

You may have a few less followers the next time you log in to Instagram. Facebook's photo-sharing app announced Wednesday it is deleting inactive, old and spam accounts on a mass scale for the first time