The Brief

A maritime police helicopter rescues passengers who were onboard South Korean ferry "Sewol" which capsized off Jindo April 16, 2014.
West Regional Headquarters Korea Coast Guard/News1/Reuters

Horror on the Seas

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

Abortion North Dakota

ND Abortion Ban Overturned

A federal judge has struck down N. Dakota's ban on early abortion that made it illegal for women to have the procedure after a fetal heartbeat was detected

Washington State Communities Continue To Deal With Aftermath Of Massive Mudslide

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 39

The Washington State mudslide has claimed 39 victims, according to the most recent count by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. Officials have positively identified 36 of the victims. Seven people remain missing


Kill Switch Engage: Cellphone Makers Take On Theft

Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei will join Apple and Google in allowing smartphone customers to deactivate their handsets from afar if they are lost or stolen. If enough people are actually able to do so, it might make thieves think twice


Judge Stays Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black agreed to stay his ruling that the state recognize same-sex marriages from out-of-state, citing the potential for confusion and high legal costs as Ohio appeals the order

FBI to U.S. Students: Don't Spy for China

A new video from the FBI tells the true story of Glenn Duffie Shriver, an American student currently serving four years behind bars for conspiring to pass on classified data to the Chinese. The agency urges students to watch the video before studying abroad

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

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

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.

Feds Stand Down in Nevada Cattle Battle

The Feds may have set a troubling precedent by allowing a Nevada rancher and his band of armed followers to win a standoff with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The rancher refused to pay more than $1 million in fines for letting his cows graze on government land


Say Goodbye Insta-Spam

You may have a few less followers the next time you log in to Instagram. Facebook's photo-sharing app announced Wednesday it is deleting inactive, old and spam accounts on a mass scale for the first time

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