South Korea Ferry Disaster

Photos: South Korea Ferry Disaster

A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday. …
Operators aboard the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment. Using side scan sonar, Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, approximately 35 meters above the ocean floor to spend up to 16 hours at this depth collecting data. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Released)

Robot sub returns to water to look for missing jetliner

The U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine began its second 20-hour underwater mission on Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said.…
University of Calgary students and staff sign condolences on a University of Calgary banner during a memorial service for victims of the multiple fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city's history, a bloody and baffling attack on a group of university students at a house party.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

Matthew Douglas de Grood, 22, the son of a 33-year veteran of the Calgary police force, was charged with five counts of murder late Tuesday. …
Malaysia plane search

Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday.…
Palm Sunday Around the World

Photos: Palm Sunday Around the World

Around the world, Christians are marking Palm Sunday which commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, when palm branches were strewn before him, before his crucifixion.…
Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Prosecutor challenges Pistorius’ story of killing

Contradicting himself at times, Oscar Pistorius sparred with the prosecutor over the differing accounts of what happened on the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp by firing four times through the closed door of a toilet cubicle.…
Nicaragua Quake

New quake shakes Nicaragua; nation on alert

There were no immediate reports of new casualties or serious damage, but the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was felt in El Salvador and neighboring Costa Rica.…
Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

The 27-year-old Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder in the Valentine's Day 2013 shooting of Steenkamp, who was hit three times, in the head, arm and hip, as she cowered behind a locked toilet door. …