The Brief

Ferry Crew Actions 'Murderous'

President Park Geun-hye blasted the Sewol's captain and crew for "deserting" trapped passengers as the ferry went down, calling their actions "unforgivable" and "murderous." As of Monday evening, local time, 64 are confirmed dead and 240 remain missing

Lime Shortage Causes Drastic Rise In Price

Lime and Punishment

Bad weather, disease and other factors affecting Mexico’s lime industry have made prices in the U.S. skyrocket

Pro-Russian militant walks past burnt cars near a checkpoint that was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk

Gunfight Erupts in Eastern Ukraine

Two groups apparently made up of separatists and pro-government loyalists clashed at the checkpoint near the town of Slavyansk, with the Ukrainian government saying one person had been killed and Russian state media reporting five dead

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GOP's Women Candidates Struggle for Support

In Republicans' efforts to bring in more diverse votes, New Hampshire's Marilinda Garcia could be a star. Yet many prospective female Republican candidates say they don't get enough institutional and establishment backing.

Missing-Jet Officials Mull Revamping Search Efforts

Two-thirds of the way through an underwater search for the location of MH 370, authorities are pondering an overhaul of efforts, as relatives of passengers balk at the suggestion that they should begin compensation negotiations

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The Winter Soldier Enjoys Eternal Spring at Box Office

The record-breaking Captain America sequel earned $26 million domestically this weekend, beating out the Johnny Depp sci-fi thriller Transcendence and continuing its complete command of moviegoers' wallets for the third straight week

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Teen Survives Flight to Maui in Jet's Wheel Well

After arguing with his family, a teenager hopped the fence at San Jose International Airport and squeezed into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound to Maui, where he emerged confused but unharmed some five hours later

Nepal Mulls Banning Everest Climbs After Deaths

Following a meeting on Sunday at Mount Everest’s base camp, the local Sherpa community issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nepalese government and threatened to boycott the upcoming spring climbing season if their demands are not met

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks to the media after voting at a polling station in Kabul

Afghan Election Results Show Abdullah Ahead

Abdullah Abdullah currently leads with 44% of the votes tallied so far, followed by former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai with 33.2% — though that could change before final results are announced on May 14

Air Strikes Kill Dozens of al-Qaeda Members in Yemen

A series of coordinated U.S.-Yemeni strikes were launched against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula over the weekend, killing around 40 militants but also at least three civilians in the country’s southern and central regions