By By IAN DEITCH Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:11 a.m.
JERUSALEM — The dark hall inside Christianity’s holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.
By FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:10 a.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers today finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said.
By ELAINE GANLEY and DIAA HADID, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:09 a.m.
PARIS — Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country’s chaotic civil war.
By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:08 a.m.
PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.
By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:07 a.m.
KATMANDU, Nepal — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.
By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Democrats sweating this year’s elections may be hoping that the Obama administration’s latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms. Fat chance.
By Lesley Clark, McClatchy-Tribune
April 20, 2014 12:04 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave Tuesday for a four-nation trip to Asia, looking to recharge a focus on the region, an ambitious initiative that’s been sidetracked by domestic politics and international conflicts elsewhere.
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:03 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press
April 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.
NEW YORK — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that’s the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.
By Chuck Raasch, McClatchy-Tribune
April 20, 2014 12 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Dr. Alexander Garza, associate dean at St. Louis University’s College of Public Health and Social Justice, will be watching news from the Boston Marathon on Monday a little differently than most Missourians.
The body found Friday off Interstate 190 has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said. No charges were immediately announced related to the death.