The Brief

A family member of a missing passenger who was on the ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo watches news on TV about the incident as she waits for news from a rescue team, at a port in Jindo April 19, 2014.
Kim Kyung-Hoon—Reuters

Divers Pull Bodies From Ferry

The death toll from Wednesday's South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 52 as of Sunday after divers were able to access the ship that sank off South Korea's southern coast. About 250 people are still missing from the vessel

Pope Francis leads a vigil mass during Easter celebrations at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican

Pope Marks Easter

In addition to praying for peace in Ukraine and Syria in his Easter message, the pontiff stressed that people pay attention to the needy close to home

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a ceremony with newly appointed high-ranking military officers in Moscow's Kremlin March 28, 2014.

Putin Wants to 'Restore' USSR

Ukraine's interim prime minister says in an interview that Russian President Putin wants nothing less than the restoration of the Soviet Union

2006 Ion coupes outside a Saturn dealership in the south Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Another Headache For GM

The embattled automaker waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures, government documents say. It points to another example of government safety regulators reacting slowly to a safety problem despite being alerted by consumers

A Riverside County firefighter walks past a fully engulfed burning home in Jurupa Valley, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014.

Blame Climate Change For the Wildfires

Drought, heat and dry weather caused by climate change has dramatically increased the number of wildfires in the U.S., a new study shows. The number of sizable wildfires increased by a rate of seven fires a year between 1984 and 2011

President Obama Makes Statement On Tensions In Ukraine

Keystone Pipeline Delay Draws Reactions

President Obama's decision to extend a review of the divisive Keystone XL pipeline frustrates energy and labor groups, but is welcomed by environmentalists. Final approval or rejection of the pipeline may not occur until after November's midterm elections

A model of the Loch Ness monster stands outside a visitor centre on March 30, 2012 in Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom.

Siri, Find The Loch Ness Monster

A mysterious image found on Apple Maps is "likely" evidence of the fabled Loch Ness monster in the Scottish Highlands, says a bunch of monster enthusiasts. Others note the picture resembles the wake of a boat

Lisa Jablow

Carriage Horse Foes Picket Liam Neeson’s N.Y.C. Home

About 50 animal welfare activists protested in front of Liam Neeson's home in New York City over the actor's support for the city's carriage horses, which are kept in stables he toured recently with lawmakers. He says the horses are not being mistreated

Missing Boy Mass

Body Found by Highway Is Missing Mass. Boy

The body found Friday off Interstate 190 has been positively identified as 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said. Jeremiah was last seen by relatives in September but was not reported missing until December

OR: Heartbleed Bug to disrupt internet over coming weeks Users Warned on Heartbleed Risk

No security breach has been detected but online healthcare enrollees are warned to change their passwords as a precaution against the programming flaw. The government is reportedly carrying out a review into the Heartbleed bug

The Toronto Raptors introduce Steve Novak to the media

Fired Up! Raptors GM Unleashes Profanity About Nets

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri used a profanity at the Brooklyn Nets to motivate fans outside Air Canada Centre before the two teams played in the first game of the NBA playoffs. He later apologized, saying he made "the wrong choice of words"

Kenneth Felumlee, Helen Felumlee

Couple Married For 70 Years Dies Hours Apart

Kenneth and Helen Felumlee did almost everything together during 70 years of marriage. So it was little surprise that, when it came to the end, one couldn't live without the other. "We wanted them to go together, and they did," said their daughter