- 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.
- The Latest on China Boat Sinking: Foreign reporters at site
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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.
- Questions and answers about newly approved USA Freedom Act
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act. It also overhauls the most controversial provision, which had been interpreted to allow bulk collection of U.S. phone records by the National Security Agency.
- 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.
- Police: Man shot dead lunged at police officer, FBI agent
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police said they have video showing a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators lunging with a knife at a police officer and an FBI agent before he was shot and killed — an account his brother has disputed.
- 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 blood after all.
- 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.
- 5 Things to Know about the Salton Sea
WATER TRANSFERS TO SAN DIEGO ARE DRYING UP CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST LAKE
- Tech Tips: Your guide to the myriad of phone-upgrade options
NEW YORK (AP) — Upgrading your phone is no longer as simple as paying $100 or $200 and extending your service contract by two years.
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