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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Pope's Easter Prayer: Peace in Syria, Ukraine

5 hours ago

Families Wait in Agony as Korean Ferry Death Toll Rises

2 hours ago

21 Injured When Car Plows Into Fla. Church

14 minutes ago

Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds of Oscar Mayer Wieners

4 hours ago

Country Music Singer Kevin Sharp Dies at 43

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Air Strikes Target Qaeda Militants in Yemen

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Confusion Turned Deadly as S. Korea Ferry Sank

A newly released transcript from the ferry that sank off South Korea shows the confusion in the half hour between the first distress call and the evacuation, NBC News reported. The transcript shows that a crew member repeatedly asked Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) whether passengers would be rescued if they abandoned the ferry. But that followed several statements from the ship that it was impossible for people aboard to even move and another in which it said it was "impossible to broadcast" instructions. The confirmed death toll from the ferry rose to 58 on Sunday and about 240 people are still missing. Read »
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM
 

God bless Rubin Carter and his tireless fight to ensure justice for all.  

— Denzel Washington in a statement after "Hurricane" Carter's death. Washington received an Oscar nomination for portraying the boxer turned prisoner.
5 hours ago

Discovery Channel Scuttles Everest Stunt After Tragedy

2 hours ago

Red Sox Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

The Red Sox honored heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles. First responders, doctors and nurses, and survivors walked the field to a large ovation. The outfield warning track was also filled with canvasses, decorated and sent to Boston from each of the 50 states, New England Cable News reported. The University of Massachusetts marching band and the Boston Pipers Society performed. Read »
3 hours ago

Nurse in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed at L.A. Hospital

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Malaysia Airlines Jet Turns Back After Malfunction

2 hours ago

9 Dead, 32 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Miss America: Don't Suspend Teen Over Prom Invite

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Columbine Survivors Find New Purpose

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