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MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.<p>The three people killed by the twin …

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

(Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.<p>Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful …

Natural disasters

More than 26,000 lives were lost in natural and man-made disasters last year, according to Swiss Re, an insurer. The biggest humanitarian catastrophe …

Economics

South Sudan: Dozens dead as group opens fire in U.N. base

At least 58 people were killed Thursday when a group of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians and opened fire, the world body said.<p>Among those killed in the …

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.<p>The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when …

Natural Disasters

Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage.<p>The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 and its …

Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 …

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake sparks panic in Mexico City, Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered …