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55 colleges facing sexual assault investigations

As part of the Obama administration’s effort to combat sexual violence at colleges and universities, the Department of Education released a list …

Malaysia Report on MH370 Urges Study Into Real-Time Jet Tracking

Recordings of conversations between the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's pilots and air traffic controllers were released for the first time Thursday as authorities urged an international aviation body to consider real-time tracking of commercial jets.<p>Not a single trace of debris from MH370 has been …

How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Our test kitchen assistant Erin McDowell shows us how to make dog treats -- from scratch.</i><p>The first time I cooked for my dog was, not surprisingly, …

MH370: Narrowed underwater search nears end as officials plan next steps

The Bluefin-21's initial search is nearing its end. As the underwater sonar device plunged into the Indian Ocean, kicking off its 14th mission, authorities are focusing on what they will do if it comes up empty. That outcome would seem likely.<p>The Bluefin has slowly scoured 95% of the ocean floor …

Malaysia to release report on flight MH370

Malaysia will next week release a preliminary report into the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, as the government continues to face criticism over its handling of the investigation.<p>Malaysian officials said on Wednesday that the report had already been sent to the International Civil …

U.S. 'Shoulder to Shoulder' with South Korea on North's Nukes

President Barack Obama said the U.S. stands "shoulder to shoulder" with its ally South Korea in refusing to accept a nuclearized North Korea.<p>Addressing a joint news conference alongside South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday, Obama said threats by North Korea will get it "nothing except …

Eastern Ukraine councilman mourned as a hero who met a gruesome end

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Yelena Rybak sat quietly next to her husband for an hour under their carport, alone and for the last time. She touched his battered face and stroked his cold hands, as if the warmth of her fingers might still wake him.<p>Then it was time for the young, bearded priest, who arrived …

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Syrian warplanes 'target crowded market'

Syrian warplanes have killed 30 people in a raid on a village market, as President Bashar al-Assad's regime nears the completion of surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile.<p>The air raid on the Aleppo provincial village of Atareb, where the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that …

Search for missing Malaysian jet may take years: U.S. official

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane’s wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed.<p>Family members (front) of …

Their classmates gone, South Korean teens face first day back at school

First days back at school are usually filled with optimism about what's ahead, but many students at Danwon High School near Seoul, South Korea, are looking back in mourning.<p>On Thursday, a series of hearses made a slow crawl toward the school in the city of Ansan. Inside each, a person in the …

Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane

PERTH/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean.<p>Steve March (L) and Mike …

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Sheet Metal Not Likely Part of Missing Plane

As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

With the death toll continuing to rise and likely to exceed 300, the captain and crew of the ferry that sank last week off the coast of South Korea have been called cowards and accused of murder.<p>Now, though, we're also hearing about the heroic acts of some among the 29-member crew — seven of whom …

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. …

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

You Can Now Try Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

For those curious about trying Google Glass before shelling out $1,500, Google is launching a free try-it-at-home pilot for the high-tech specs.<p>First …

Source: Malaysia Airlines jet soared high briefly, then descended

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude, a senior Malaysian aviation source said -- adding yet another wrinkle to the enigma of the plane's last flight.<p>Before disappearing from radar screens on March 8, the commercial airliner deviated from its …

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>Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater …

Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

BOSTON (AP) — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 update: Submarine search cut short again

<b>A man places a LED candle after a mass prayer for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 6, 2014. The head of the multinational search for the missing Malaysia airlines jet says that electronic pulses reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship are an</b> …

10 Killed After Truck Hits Students' Bus in California

<b>Updated 2:01 p.m. ET Friday</b><p>A fatal collision on a northern California highway Thursday afternoon left at least 10 people dead, including a number of …

Carter chides Clinton on Mideast role

Former President Jimmy Carter said this week that Hillary Clinton didn’t do enough to push for peace in the Middle East during her tenure as secretary of state.<p>In an interview with Time magazine posted on Thursday, the Democrat said that “when Secretary Clinton was Secretary of State, she took very …