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Cops get K.C. area highway shooting suspect

A male suspect has been taken into custody in connection with as many as 20 highway shootings in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, that began in early March, police said Thursday.

The news comes a day after police announced they were investigating the...

South Korean ferry sinks, families of missing passengers

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Death toll jumps to 25 in S. Korea ferry disaster

Like the fog that continued Friday to envelop the perilous search-and-rescue zone, rising anger and desperation shrouded those waiting for word on their loved ones still trapped on a capsized South Korean ferry.

Those massing on the dock in the Jindo,...

Stocks file

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Stocks end week up over 2%

Investors were ready for the long weekend, and it showed. Trading meandered around the breakeven mark for much of the day. Volume was light.

The Dow fell more than 50 points this morning, but by the afternoon it was up more than 30 points. In the end ...

Michaels crafts

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Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.

Darren Sharper

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Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona

Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's office said.

Family members of missing ferry passengers

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Mother's grief: 'My daughter's in the water'

Through the unrelenting rain, with the biting winds whipping against her tear-stained face, Christine Kim stands on the cold, gray harbor.

"Inside that water," she says, pointing to the choppy waves on the Yellow Sea, "there are children whom I teach ...

Warren Jeffs trial

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Texas begins seizing polygamists' ranch

Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.

He was 87.

The literary giant was treated in April for infections and deh...

Unrest in eastern Ukraine

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Ukraine talks: Call for end to violence

Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the tensions and ensuring the security of all Ukrainians.

The statement -- which appears to be the biggest step toward calming the ...

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