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  • Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing
    Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

  • Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles
    Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.

  • Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles
    Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities.

  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analyis from students.

  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts
    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering machinery built by his predecessor.

  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail
    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    BOSTON (AP) — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison
    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane
    Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.

  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster
    NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    LONDON (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.

  • Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case
    Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.

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  • 2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast
    2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison
    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine
    Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

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    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat
    NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

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    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

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