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Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
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 people still missing and feared dead.
Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings
GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.
US stocks rise as investors close out quarter
Stocks rose broadly in midday trading Monday as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Microsoft led the technology sector higher.
US stock market heads for a solid weekly gain
The stock market looked ready to finish off a turbulent week with solid gains Friday. Investors brushed aside concerns about higher interest rates and trouble with Russia. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track to close at an all-time high.
Big changes ahead for frequent fliers on Delta
Delta Air Lines is making fundamental changes to its frequent flier program and will reward those who buy its priciest tickets, as opposed to those who fly the most miles.
Burglary suspect arrested after leaving wallet
Authorities say a teenager who burglarized a Dallas police officer's apartment, taking his service weapon and ammunition, was apprehended after he lost his wallet as he fled.
Rescue delayed for icebound ship in Antarctica
The latest attempt to rescue passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week was delayed again today after sea ice prevented a barge from reaching one of the rescue vessels.
Santa's sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx
Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.
'Montana Dueling Dinos' to sell at NYC auction
"Montana Dueling Dinosaurs" are up for sale at Bonhams auction house on Tuesday for an estimated $7 million to $9 million, a price out of the reach of most museums.
Police: Spy in bag probably died by accident
A spy whose naked, decomposing body was found inside a padlocked gym bag at his apartment likely died in an accident with no one else involved, British police said Wednesday — a tentative conclusion that is unlikely to calm conspiracy theories around the bizarre case.
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