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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

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Fears rise for missing in S. Korea ferry sinking

Fears rise for missing in S. Korea ferry sinking

MOKPO, South Korea — Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of S...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Fourteen people were injured, including five firefighters, when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.
Updated: 7 hours ago
St. Pete Pride parade gets cooler, moves to sunset

St. Pete Pride parade gets cooler, moves to sunset

ST. PETERSBURG — The long stretch of Central Avenue jam-packed with vendors and spectators in the hot June sun is testament to the success of Florida’s biggest gay pride parade.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Police: Diabetic driver dead after traffic incident

A man who suffered from diabetes is dead after apparently having a medical issue while driving, Tampa police said.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed bicyclists

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed bicyclists

CLEARWATER — After he finished his shift as a barback at Shepard’s Beach Resort, Christopher Weed had three to four shots of liquor, drank one or two beers, and, when a friend failed to show up to give him a ride, hopped into his pickup...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rays Notes: Myers epitomizes club’s woes at plate

Rays Notes: Myers epitomizes club’s woes at plate

BALTIMORE — Maybe if he was swinging the bat better, the Rays’ Wil Myers would not have been out front of the slider thrown by Zach Britton in the seventh inning Wednesday that Myers hooked foul with the bases loaded.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Punchless Rays lose 3-0 in chilly Baltimore

Punchless Rays lose 3-0 in chilly Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles had a runner on third base in the bottom of the sixth for the third straight inning and were on the verge of blowing Wednesday’s game open when Ryan Flaherty smacked a sinking line drive to left field that se...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials this evening.
Updated: 9 hours ago

One person injured in Hudson house fire

One person was taken to a hospital this evening after a three-story home caught fire in Hudson, Pasco Fire Rescue said.
Updated: 9 hours ago