By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 1:40 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
By Ilya Arkhipov and Torrey Clark, Bloomberg News
April 17, 2014 11:19 a.m.
MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former U.S. security contractor under asylum in Russia, made a rare appearance Thursday, asking President Vladimir Putin if the nation spies on its citizens like the United States.
By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:16 a.m.
PARIS — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.
By CHARLES BABINGTON and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:48 a.m.
WASHINGTON — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it’s time to stop hiding from the president’s health care overhaul, even in this year’s toughest Senate elections.
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:37 a.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.
By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:33 a.m.
BOSTON — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTI EATON, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:14 a.m.
DENVER — Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom.