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Tears, anger mark 1st anniversary of SKorean ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tears and grief mixed with raw anger Thursday as black-clad relatives mourned the 300 people, mostly high school kids, killed one year ago when the ferry Sewol sank in cold waters off the southwestern South Korean coast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Court rules GM shielded from death claims before bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a 2009 bankruptcy order shields General Motors from billions of dollars in death and injury claims tied to defective ignition switches in older small cars.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal shooting and didn't even show it to aldermen Wednesday before they approved a $5 million settlement with the family.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until it is located.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Presumed deaths of 400 migrants among worst recent tragedies

MILAN (AP) — The presumed drowning of 400 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea is one of the deadliest known migrant tragedies in the last decade, the U.N. refugee agency says, and comes amid unprecedented wave of migration toward Europe from Africa and the Middle East.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

SEATTLE (AP) — For some companies, Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law isn't doing enough to help workers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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