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A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, Monday, April 20, 2015. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. (Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP) GREECE OUT

Capsized migrant boat captain arrested

Monday, April 20, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya. Even as the search continued for victims of the weekend disaster, coast guard ships rushed to respond to …

Six accused of trying to join Islamic State

Monday, April 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn’t easily deterred. The Minnesota man emptied his bank accounts last May and planned to fly to Syria via San Diego, federal officials say, but his family confronted him and he set …

Utah woman gets life for six newborn deaths

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an “incredibly indifferent and callous” murderer. The judge imposed a sentence against Megan …

Texas boy, 4, makes exciting dinosaur find on building site

Sunday, April 12, 2015

MANSFIELD, Texas — Not every kid can say he made the discovery of a lifetime before he started kindergarten. Wylie Brys can. The 4-year-old from southeast Arlington was searching for fish fossils in Mansfield with his dad, Tim, …

Minister says shooting of black man in South Carolina ‘motivated by racial prejudice’

Saturday, April 11, 2015

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — The death of a black man shot in the back while fleeing a white police officer was the act of a racist cop, a minister told hundreds who gathered Saturday for the funeral of Walter …

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign to focus on economic security, opportunity

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CHICAGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign will center on boosting economic security for the middle class and expanding opportunities for working families, while casting the former senator and secretary of state as a “tenacious fighter” able to …

Penalty phase of marathon bombing trial to start after race

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The second phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on April 21, after the second anniversary of the attack and the day after this year’s race. U.S. District Judge George …

Two women killed during Illinois tornadoes were neighbors, friends

Friday, April 10, 2015

FAIRDALE, Ill. — The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through northern Illinois shared a friendship, favors and, ultimately, a neighborhood that turned out to be a prime target of a twister that also …

Gap in video record of fatal SC police shooting

Friday, April 10, 2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dashboard video shows a police officer making a routine traffic stop. Cellphone video shows the officer shooting the fleeing motorist in the back. What remains a mystery is what happened during the minutes in …

Clinton expects to make run for president official Sunday

Friday, April 10, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans. The first official word that Clinton will seek …

Removal of sanctions against Iran to be phased

Friday, April 10, 2015

PANAMA CITY — The White House pushed back Friday against declarations from Iran’s leaders that any nuclear deal must include an immediate lifting of sanctions, indicating President Barack Obama will walk away from negotiations unless sanctions are removed over time. Obama foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes portrayed the …

Tornado takes toll in Illinois

Friday, April 10, 2015

ROCHELLE, Ill. — At least one large tornado touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, causing significant damage and prompting reports of more than a dozen people rescued from a collapsed restaurant. The National Weather Service confirmed on …

Investigation details hundreds of perimeter breaches at US airports

Friday, April 10, 2015

Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation’s busiest airports — sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets. One …