The Brief

South Korean ferry "Sewol" is seen sinking in the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014.
Korea Coast Guard/Yonhap/Reuters

Ferry Horror: Hundreds Missing

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 four people and prompting a massive rescue effort for nearly 300 others believed to be missing

Ukrainian army troops receive ammunition, with a Ukrainian flag in the back, in a field on the outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, April 15, 2014.

Ukrainian Troops Defect

Russian paratroopers have been spotted in eastern Ukraine while elements of the Ukrainian army have defected and are now flying Russian flags

Protesters gathered at the Bureau of Land Management's base camp, where cattle that were seized from rancher Cliven Bundy was being held, near Bunkerville, Nevada, April 12, 2014.

Cattle Battle in Nevada

The Feds may have set a troubling precedent by allowing a rancher and his followers to win a standoff over government authority

2015 Toyota Camry

America's Favorite Car Just Got Totally Redesigned

Toyota has unveiled its new Camry, the best-selling car in the U.S. for the last 12 consecutive years, at the New York International Auto Show and it's been "rebuilt from the ground up" with nearly 2,000 new parts to feature a sleeker exterior and reworked interior

John Raimer stands in front of his trailer that he lives in as he leads at the West Long Term Recovery team in West, Texas, on April 1, 2014.

Fertilizer Rules Still Unchanged After Texas Explosion

Chemical safety officials tasked by President Obama to determine whether regulations should change following last April's explosion in West, Texas, that killed 15 are mulling revisions to ammonium nitrate storage rules and the handling and processing of chemicals

Bitcoin

Top Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Set to Be Liquidated

A Tokyo court on Wednesday dismissed a bid by Mt. Gox to restart its business, allowing what was once the world's largest bitcoin exchange to be liquidated after it filed for bankruptcy protection in February following an attack by hackers

Josh Romney attends SLC Gala Reception Presented By Zions during 2014 Sundance Film Festival at Pierpont Place on Jan. 17, 2014 in Salt Lake City.

Romney Son Takes Tax Day Swipe at Senator Reid

The former presidential candidate's son, Josh, tweeted a picture to Sen. Harry Reid yesterday of his father, Mitt, paying taxes. During the 2012 campaign season, Reid claimed someone had told him Romney hadn't done so in the past decade

Desks in empty classroom

New SAT Will Test 'High Utility' Words

A redesigned SAT due out in the spring of 2016 will no longer reward students for the rote memorization of semi-obscure word definitions, but instead emphasize “high utility” words they're more likely to encounter in life

Sports Illustrated Boston Marathon Memorial Issue

Thousands Gather at Boston Marathon Finish Line

Sports Illustrated's new issue features a cover photograph of survivors from last year's Boston Marathon bombing. They were joined by thousands of others including Mayor Marty Walsh, police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel ahead of Monday's race

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveils a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Report at a press conference with U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (not seen) on Aug. 19, 2013 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.

Bloomberg Takes Aim at NRA With $50M Campaign

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to challenge the National Rifle Association in a $50 million effort, involving political influence, grass-roots organization and a hard-line stance, to galvanize voters in favor of stricter gun control laws

Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., also known as F. Glenn Miller, appears at his arraignment on capital murder and first-degree murder charges at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex Adult Detention Center in New Century, Kans., on April 15, 2014.

The KKK Wants to Recruit You

As Frazier Glenn Cross, a former Klan leader, is charged with murder for shootings at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City, the frayed white-supremacy group is trying to attract new members

Miley Cyrus attends the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons, honoring Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2014.

Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Allergic Reaction

The former Disney star canceled a concert in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday night and received medical care for a poor reaction to antibiotics, but the "Wrecking Ball" singer has been tweeting apologies and updates to fans from her hospital bed