The Brief

A relative weeps at an area where family members of victims of the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' are gathered, at Jindo harbour on April 21, 2014.
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Ferry Crew Actions 'Murderous'

South Korean 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." At least 64 people are confirmed dead and 240 remain missing

Maidan activist Irma Krat is detained in the town of Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine on April 21, 2014.

Separatists Take Prisoners

Pro-Russian separatists display a pro-government Ukrainian journalist and activist, adding pressure on Ukraine to regain control of the eastern region

Dairoby Aldana sorts limes that have been imported from Columbia at SA Mex produce on March 26, 2014 in Miami.

Lime and Punishment

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

State Representative Marilinda Garcia announces her candidacy for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district on Jan. 22, 2014 in Concord, N.H.

GOP's Women Candidates Struggle for Support

Marilinda Garcia, an eight-year veteran of the New Hampshire State Legislature, could be a star as Republicans ramp up efforts to bring in more diverse votes. Yet many prospective female Republican candidates say they don't get enough institutional and establishment backing

Hawaiian Airlines' wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Teen Survives Flight to Maui in Jet's Wheel Well

A 16-year-old hopped the fence at San Jose International Airport after an argument with his family and squeezed into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Maui, where he emerged confused but unharmed some five hours later

Nepal Mulls Banning Everest Climbs After Deaths

The local Sherpa community has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nepalese government, threatening to boycott the upcoming spring climbing season if their demands are not met, after a meeting at Mount Everest’s base camp in the wake of last week's deadly avalanche

Captain America The Winter Soldier

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 a third straight week

'Unprecedented' Air Strikes Target al-Qaeda in Yemen

A "massive and unprecedented" series of joint U.S.-Yemeni airstrikes was launched against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula over the weekend, reportedly killing some 40 militants but also at least three civilians in the country’s southern and central regions

Marijuana leaf

Mile-High City Celebrates Legalization at Pot Festival

Attendees of the annual 420 Festival held in Denver's Civic Center Park inhaled a little easier this year as they celebrated all things cannabis for the first time since Colorado legalized adults' use and possession last year, but police issued dozens of citations for public smoking

Leading Seaman, Boatswain's Mate, William Sharkey searching for debris in the Southern Indian Ocean on April 6, 2014.

Officials Ponder Revamped Search for Missing Jet

Authorities overseeing a fruitless-so-far underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are mulling an overhaul of search efforts as relatives of passengers balk at the suggestion they should begin compensation negotiations without seeing evidence it actually crashed

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

Abdullah Widens Lead as Afghanistan Counts Votes

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has pulled ahead with 44 percent of the votes tallied so far, followed by former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai with 33.2 percent, though final results won't be announced until May 14