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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

East Ukraine insurgents prepare for Easter, fortify barricades

TileDOENTSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises. In Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, spokesman for the self-appointed Donetsk People's Republic, which is...

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

France's presidency: 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been freed

PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Captain, 2 crew members of sunken SKorean ferry arrested; confirmed death toll climbs to 32

Story ImageMOKPO, South Korea - The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Water levels in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick drop more than a metre overnight

PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - They're not out of the woods yet, but residents of the flood-threatened community of Perth-Andover in northwestern New Brunswick can breathe a bit easier.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

France's presidency: 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been freed.

Story ImagePARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

South Korean coast guard finds 3 more bodies from ferry sinking, raising death toll to 32

MOKPO, South Korea - South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Scientists discover four new species of 'killer' sponges off Pacific coast

VANCOUVER - They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor but make no mistake they're stone cold killers.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Prosecutor: Mate steering at time of ferry accident was navigating those waters for 1st time

Story ImageMOKPO, South Korea - A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Gunmen in Pakistan shoot famous television talk show host amid wave of journalist attacks

KARACHI, Pakistan - Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Man arrested for alleged fraud in Austria after asking police whether he faces investigation

VIENNA - A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Bill Clinton's team sought tricky balance of bipartisan support for doomed health law overhaul

WASHINGTON - President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated early in his term that his health care reform law would require a delicate balance of Democratic and Republican support, according to documents that contrast Clinton's doomed effort with President Barack Obama's successful passage of his own...

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Vice principal rescued from sinking South Korean ferry found hanging from tree

SEOUL, South Korea - Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry, 2 crew members arrested; divers sees bodies in vessel

Story ImageMOKPO, South Korea - The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need three of whom were seen lifeless in the drowned vessel by a diver who was unable to get them out.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes central and southern Mexico; no immediate word on casualties

Story ImageACAPULCO, Mexico - A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

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