Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China
JIANLI, China (AP) — Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades.
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Key questions: Why did Blatter resign and what now for FIFA?
LONDON (AP) — Sepp Blatter and his mentor Joao Havelange have run global's soccer's governing body since 1974, handing out power to national federations and regional chiefs who awarded the men with loyalty.
Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hads.
US journalism courses rile Cuba amid effort to heal rift
HAVANA (AP) — About 30 Cubans sit in a conference room for several hours each week and learn the ABCs of journalism: how to craft a news story, write a headline and check sources.
Gunman says he tried calling crisis line before shootings
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotline might talk him out of killing people he didn't know, or that the FBI might swoop in and stop him, he told a psychiatrist last year.
Police: Man shot dead lunged at police officer, FBI agent
BOSTON (AP) — Police say they have video that shows a man who was under surveillance by terrorism investigators lunged with a knife at a police officer and an FBI agent before he was fatally shot.
California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer
SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.
With Medal of Honor award, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't related to Johnson by blod after all.
What a shot! Nats star Harper takes selfie with fan's phone
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper called this shot.
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