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  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea, causing fury among families...

  • Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with...

  • Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday. The Association of American Railroads said in a...

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. Other...

  • Man to plead guilty in Disney insider info case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man will plead guilty to securities fraud and pay regulators around $801,000 for using insider information to profit from Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009. According to the deal filed in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday, Toby Scammell...

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. The disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday may lead to more second-guessing about...

  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome. Responding to what it sees as...

  • West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic warned the...

  • uFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager. uFly company owner Claudio Teixeira said...

  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets. The world's largest technology services company has been working to...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines NEW YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs, but higher prices actually have been good for business. Fuel now accounts for more than a third of airlines' expenses, overtaking salaries, wages and benefits as...

  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on Thursday. The...

  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. Former New Zealand...

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that his...

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic...



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