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National & World Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry(Photo Gallery)
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, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos.
National & World Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
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 own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.
National & World (New) South Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base
An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said.
National & World Police: Student ate too much marijuana cookie before fatal jump
A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.
National & World Oil slick in search area not from missing plane Oil slick in search area not from missing plane
Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.
National & World Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured
Fifteen people were injured, including at least five firefighters, when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.
National & World 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria
Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.