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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Pope's Easter Prayer: Peace in Syria, Ukraine

3 hours ago

Families Wait in Agony as Korean Ferry Death Toll Rises

2 hours ago

Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds of Oscar Mayer Wieners

5 hours ago

Air Strikes Target Qaeda Militants in Yemen

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM

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 »
3 hours ago

Discovery Channel Scuttles Everest Stunt After Tragedy

2 hours ago

Country Music Singer Kevin Sharp Dies at 43

6 hours ago
 

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.
58 minutes ago

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

6 hours ago

Malaysia Airlines Jet Turns Back After Malfunction

26 minutes ago

9 Dead, 32 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

5 hours ago

Miss America: Don't Suspend Teen Over Prom Invite

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Columbine Survivors Find New Purpose

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Boston Boosts Police Force Ahead of Marathon

Law enforcement officials were working around the clock to make sure Monday's Boston Marathon is safe, employing a mobile command unit, doubling the number of plainclothes officers and bringing more bomb-sniffing dogs and even robots, NBC News reported. Last year's race was devastated by the finish-line bombings that killed three people and injured 275 others. Read »
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76

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