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  • Hundreds on sinking South Korean passenger ship

    South Korean ship 2

    Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, from a passenger ferry as it listed and slow sank off the southwest coast of South Korea on Wednesday.

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    By Euan McKirdy and Paula Hancocks CNN
  • Biden, Boston memorial service

    Pool

    Biden in Boston: 'We own the finish line'

    A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing on Tuesday.

    Under a steady rain on Boylston Street, where two homemade bombs last April...

  • Boston anniversary finish line

    REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Police destroy backpacks left at Boston finish line

    The Boston Police Department evacuated the area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday night after the discovery of two suspicious backpacks, WCVB reported.

  • Calgary stabbing scene

    5 U. of Calgary students fatally stabbed

    Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst mass murder in Calgary's history."

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    48 die in Togo bus crash, 15 injured

    Forty-eight people, including 15 Burkina Faso nationals and a Nigerian, died Tuesday after a bus crash in Togo, officials in the West African nation said. Fifteen others were severely injured.

  • Frazier Glenn Cross

    Johnson County Sheriff's Office

    Jewish center suspect charged with murder

    The man accused of killing three people at two Jewish-affiliated facilities in Kansas made no secret of his racist views, writing letters to newspapers and inviting people to white-supremacist meetings at his home, say those who knew him.

    So when new...

  • New al Qaeda video

    Video shows large al Qaeda meeting

    A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.

    U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every ...

  • Bluefin-21 deployment

    CNN

    Underwater probe scans for MH370 again

    The underwater probe being used to look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was back in the water after its first attempt ended prematurely, said the company that owns the vehicle, Phoenix International.

    The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehic...

  • Miley Cyrus 12-17-13

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters

    Miley Cyrus hospitalized in Kansas City

    Miley Cyrus suffered and has been hospitalized, her rep told CNN Tuesday.

  • Pro-Russia guy in Ukraine

    REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

    Putin: Ukraine on 'brink of civil war'

    The escalating conflict in Ukraine "essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

    His assessment came during a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, according to the Kremlin, t...

  • Electronic monitoring ankle bracelet

    REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

    Police: Men killed 4 while wearing monitors

    Two registered sex offenders are accused of raping and killing four women in Southern California while the men were wearing GPS ankle-bracelets, authorities say.

    "The GPS was in fact intact, attached to these suspects during the commissions of the cri...

  • New York Stock Exchange trading

    Mark Blinch/Reuters

    Stocks finish higher on turnaround Tuesday

    Investors seemed to have trouble making up their minds Tuesday. Stocks rallied out of the gate, then languished for most of the day before sprinting into the close.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all ended the day higher...

  • US Capitol

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    2014 midterms: What's at stake

    Their approval rating is horrendous. They rarely get along or get anything done. So here's your chance to do something about it.

    With the entire House of Representatives and more than a third of the Senate up for election in November, there's a lot at...

  • Blood moon

    NASA/Griffith Observatory

    Blood moon: Red hue lights up night sky

    Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.

    The moon took on a reddish hue as it appeared in different phases between 2 and 4:30 a.m. ET.

    In North and South America, where the blood moon wa...

  • Detroit at sunset

    John Mcgraw/iReport

    Detroit cuts deal with retired police, firefighters

    Detroit's emergency manager and retired police and firefighters hammered out a deal Tuesday that marks a big step forward in the city's efforts to exit bankruptcy.

    If approved, the deal would significantly limit proposed cuts in pension benefits for ...

  • Kim Jong Un with flowers

    Reuters

    Does Kim Jong Un have bad hair?

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's hair is no laughing matter. Not for the country's embassy employees in London, at least.

  • Libya Map

    CNN

    Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped

    Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped Tuesday in central Tripoli, the foreign ministries of both nations said.

    Ambassador Fawaz al-Aytan and members of his security detail were abducted and his driver was injured, Jordan's Foreign Ministry said. ...

  • Alex Hribal

    CNN

    Knife holder missing 2 knives taken from home

    An X-Box and games, a silver iPod, a Nintendo Wii -- and a wooden knife holder missing two knives -- are among the items removed from the home of the Pennsylvania teenager suspected of going on a stabbing rampage at his Pennsylvania high school, according to court papers.

  • Tsarnaev brothers at Boston Marathon

    Courtesy: Bob Leonard

    Tsarnaev awaits jury a year after Boston bomb

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been frozen in the public mind by four images.

    There's the surveillance photo that the FBI says shows him carrying a backpack among the people who thronged the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon -- a backpack that federa...

  • Fallon Stubbs

    John Nowak/CNN

    3 bombings, 3 lives forever altered

    As America marks the anniversary of the Boston terrorist attack, survivors of three earlier bombings describe their journeys forward --- and offer poignant words for those just one year away from the day that changed their lives.

  • Oscar Pistorius in court

    Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

    Pistorius: I didn't consciously fire the gun

    Oscar Pistorius didn't consciously pull the trigger the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, the sprinter testified at his murder trial Tuesday.

    The Olympic and Paralympic athlete said he was "overcome with a sense of terror and vulnerability" be...

  • Lew, Shlapak

    REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Ukraine hikes rates in bid to defend economy

    Ukraine's central bank has hiked its benchmark lending rate for the first time in eight months amid an escalating confrontation with pro-Russian activists.

    The central bank raised the discount rate from 6.5% to 9.5% late Monday, a move that should hel...

  • Taxes with calculator

    iStock/mackon

    Your taxes are due!

    Tax Day is officially here.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    CNN

    Berlusconi sentenced to community service

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to serve one year of community service at a nursing home for his conviction on tax fraud, a Milan court ruled on Tuesday.

    The 77-year old billionaire tycoon must visit a center for the elderly near hi...

  • Police lights file

    Brothers rearrested on suspicion of cannibalism

    Two brothers previously jailed in connection with cannibalism and then released have been arrested again after police discovered a child's severed head at their home in a remote village in northwest Pakistan.

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