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A maritime police helicopter rescues passengers who were onboard South Korean ferry "Sewol" which capsized off Jindo April 16, 2014.
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Horror on South Korean Coast

A ferry that was carrying high school students and teachers to the resort island of Jeju sank off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday, killing at least nine people and prompting a massive rescue effort for nearly 300 others believed to be missing


Google Searches for Results

Despite raking in $15.4 billion, decreasing cost per click for the tech giant's search ads caused it to miss revenue and profitability estimates

FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Ruling on Tsarnaev Visits

A federal judge argued that allowing the Boston Bombing suspect to have unmonitored family visits would not pose a serious security risk

President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Kremlin Chief of Staff, Sergei Ivanov

Sanctions Will Hit Russia Hard

Secretary of State John Kerry has emphasized that sanctions on Russian industries due to Russia's incursions into eastern Ukraine will have a "profound impact" on that country's economy but will also be felt in the U.S.

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Joe Biden’s First Selfie is Just Awesome

Eleven hours after opening an Instagram account, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wrote "Found a friend to join me." He had decided to feature a prominent guest star. Want to see more? Then follow "vp" on Instagram

Milwaukee Bucks Sell for Big Bucks

Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital Management and Wesley Edens, co-founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC are buying the team from the team’s owner of 29 years, former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl

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Judge Strikes Down N. Dakota Early Abortion Ban

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said the state's abortion restrictions were "invalid and unconstitutional." The law made it illegal for women to undergo the procedure after a fetal heartbeat was detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy

Airbnb Said to Be Raising Funding At $10 Billion Valuation

Major Reservations: Cities Are Worried About Airbnb

Lawmakers are grappling with how to legitimize a business that creates opportunities but also causes problems. While the service provides extra income for residents and cheaper accommodations for travelers, it can also create issues for neighbors and landlords

Exclusive World Premiere Of AC/DC "Live At River Plate" Presented By DeLeon Tequila

Highway to Health

AC/DC's Malcolm Young has taken some time off due to concerns over illness. The remaining veteran rockers say they’ll continue to make music without their long-time rhythm guitarist

Obama And Biden Discuss Job Skills Training In Pennsylvania

Obama, Biden Announce $600 Million Jobs Plan

The administration is asking more colleges to partner with businesses and industries to prepare students with the skills businesses are looking for in potential employees. The investments include a $100 million expansion of apprenticeship programs


Walmart Entangled in Shampoo Snarl

Lifelong long-haired lady claims a bottle of bad shampoo, "Equate Everyday Clean Dandruff," messed up her mane so bad she had to lop it off. Now she wants $10,000 to make things right


Do Your Job Better: Find a Hobby

Researchers at San Francisco State University surveyed 341 employees about their "creative activities," which ranged from writing to video gaming, and discovered that having an outlet connects to experiencing mastery, control and relaxation