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    • NATION-WORLD
    • 12:18 AM, Apr. 18, 2014

    South Korean town grieves over missing kids

    Ansan, South Korea The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

    • 8:24 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Ex-con said to be homesick for prison gets 3 years

    Chicago An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home prison.

    • 12:12 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    43-year case of missing S.D. girls solved

    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.

    • 12:16 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Chaotic scene portrayed on sinking South Korean ferry

    An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, a crew member said today.

    • 12:13 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead

    A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.

    • 3:45 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    U.S. decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

    Washington The United States on Thursday condemned as 'grotesque' the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences.

    • 3:42 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Mariupol, Ukraine Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs.

    • 12:16 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Scientists discover Earth-like planet

    Los Angeles Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    • 3:22 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Police: Wyoming student ate more pot than recommended

    DENVER (AP) A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.

    • 5:47 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • OBITUARIES

    New York political leader Basil Paterson dies

    New York Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.

    • 2:47 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners

    Overland Park, Kan. All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are 'an affront to the nation.'

    • 2:43 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.

    • 2:55 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Utah police enlist FBI to help in baby death case

    Salt Lake City Utah authorities are enlisting the help of the FBI to analyze DNA from seven babies found dead in the garage of a woman who has been arrested on six counts of murder.

    • 12:19 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Small nuclear plants hold energy promise

    Paris Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told the Associated Press.

  1. Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.

    • 12:57 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    Washington The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's 'dangerously irresponsible' ...

    • 12:40 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Airport bomb threat leads to brief evacuation at LA airport

    Los Angeles Authorities say the ticketing area of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated after a man said he had a bomb in ...

    • 11:49 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

    Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for ...

    • 11:02 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Cops: Mom drove into Delaware River in attempt to kill 3 kids

    Florence Township, N.J. A woman tried to drown her three teenage children by driving a van into a river, police said, but all four of them were rescued by a ...

    • 10:06 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

    Maiduguri, Nigeria The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the ...

    • 10:32 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    10th-grader suspended for having yellow squirt gun at Maine school

    Lewiston, Maine A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright-yellow squirt gun.

    • 12:11 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Police: Wyoming college student who jumped to his death ate more pot than recommended

    Denver Authorities say a Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana ...

    • 12:09 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Nebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' flier

    Lincoln, Neb. A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle ...

    • 10:43 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Man fined $525 for drink refill at South Carolina hospital

    Charleston, S.C. A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he ...

    • 10:26 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Firetruck plows into California cafe; 15 hurt

    Monterey Park, Calif. A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into a restaurant, injuring 15 people ...

    • 8:56 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Forensic expert faulted at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial

    Pretoria, South Africa The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which ...

    • 7:42 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1 in Tennessee

    Nashville, Tenn. An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured.

    • 7:34 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Samples collected from oil slick not from missing Malaysia plane

    Perth, Australia Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the ...

    • 6:47 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced in Chicago

    Chicago Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a ...

    • 12:18 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Search targets hundreds missing in ferry disaster

    A multi-story ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast today, ...

Today's Talker

Ear surgery for Michigan girl mauled by raccoon called success

Charlotte Ponce, 11, waits with her mom Sharon Ponce at Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak on Tuesday. Chris Clark / The Grand Rapids PressRoyal Oak A surgeon has created a new ear for a Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby. -- Read More

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