Classes begin at S. Korean school after ferry disaster

Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:30
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead. Danwon High School was at times the site of even more direct grieving, as relatives in funeral processions visited their loved ones' classrooms before…
Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack
Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:30
KABUL (Reuters) - Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul, the U.S. embassy said, in the latest of a series of attacks against foreign civilians in the country. "We can confirm three Americans were killed," said an embassy official, without providing further details. An interior ministry official said at least one other person, a female nurse, was wounded.
Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'
Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:00
TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure the support of allies to ensure that additional economic pressure is even applied. He conceded that new sanctions may not change Russian President Vladimir Putin's geopolitical calculations. "There are some things the…
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry. The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules…
Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 22:45
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week. In rejecting the inmates' claims, the court also lifted a stay of execution that it had granted earlier in the week in a case that placed Oklahoma's two highest…
Women held in Cleveland basement seek Joan Rivers' apology
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:15
CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced. Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show when she complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space." A Wednesday statement from attorneys for Amanda Berry…
FCC reversal on 'net neutrality' would permit Internet fast lane
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:15
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals. The proposed rules are a complete turnaround for the FCC on the subject of so-called net neutrality, the principle that…
Execution case puts Oklahoma in legal bind
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:15
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two death row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them have placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The state's high court delayed the inmates' execution Monday even though the judges are restricted to ruling on civil matters. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, which handles cases from inmates, said it…
Man killed in Utah court had promised judge he'd behave
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:15
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tongan Crip gang defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows. The vow came at the beginning of the trial on Monday, when an attorney for defendant Siale Angilau asked the judge if she could help get Angilau moved back to his normal prison cell.
3-D imaging captures 1888 wreckage discovered in San Francisco Bay
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The iron and wood steamship City of Chester went down on Aug. 22, 1888, after it was struck in dense fog by a larger ship. The collision came soon after family members bid their loved ones safe passage and the Chester departed…
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