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World: South Korea president condemns ferry crew actions

Source: BBC News

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has condemned the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder". Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Teenager survives flight over Pacific in jet wheel well

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 38,000 feet as it traveled from California to Hawaii, the FBI said. Read More »»

US: Court deportations fall 43 percent over five years

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Deportations through U.S. immigration courts have fallen 43 percent in the past five years as the federal government brought fewer cases before those courts, according to Justice Department data analyzed by the New York Times on Wednesday. Read More »»

Business: GE profit falls but beats estimates, outlook strong

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric posted lower first-quarter net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said its industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was "positive." Read More »»

World: Bad weather hampers search for survivors of South Korean ferry

Source: BBC News

Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Man wants to open a bar in his gun range

Source: Yahoo News

Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesn’t see it that way, however. Read More »»

US: Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Source: CNN Money

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law. Read More »»

World: Hundreds missing as South Korea ferry sinks

Source: BBC News

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea. Read More »»

Business: Litigation expenses push Bank of America into loss

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp posted a first-quarter loss on Wednesday as it set aside an extra $6 billion to cover litigation expenses, a figure that far exceeded the legal settlements the No. 2 U.S. bank has announced recently. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: German shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey

Source: The Associated Press

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Read More »»

Business: US Airways says lewd tweet was a mistake

Source: CNN Money

It's not the first corporate Twitter blunder, but it might be one of the most obscene. Read More »»

US: Lower gas prices keep inflation in check in March

Source: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping offset higher costs for food and clothing. Read More »»

World: Ukraine says 'anti-terror operation' underway

Source: BBC News

The acting President of Ukraine, Olexander Turchynov, has announced the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Couple steals car to make court date on time

Source: Yahoo News

Last Friday afternoon, a dealership in Redding, California called police because a 2001 Mitsubishi had been stolen from their lot. Read More »»

US: Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

Source: The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday. Read More »»

World: Chilean fire kills 12, destroys 2,000 homes

Source: The Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty Read More »»

Business: Citigroup quarterly profits rise 4 percent

Source: BBC News

US bank Citigroup has announced that it made profits of $3.9bn in the first three months of 2014, despite having a "difficult" quarter. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Woman mugged during on-camera interview about crime

Source: Yahoo News

A woman in Brazil was being interviewed on camera about the high crime rate in the center of Rio de Janeiro when a young thief snatched her necklace. Read More »»

Business: JPMorgan earnings shake broader market

Source: CNN Money

Markets could be in for another rough session Friday after disappointing earnings from JPMorgan. Read More »»

US: 10 dead after FedEx truck slams into bus

Source: USA Today

Ten people were killed and dozens injured Thursday when a charter bus collided with other vehicles and burst into flames in Northern California, authorities said. Read More »»

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