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 LARA JAKES and JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 7 p.m.
GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 4:33 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.
OSO — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month as crews dig through the devastation with a swarm of excavators.
By STEVEN DuBOIS, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:40 a.m.
PORTLAND — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen’s urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.
An 11-year-old girl was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for minor injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in Ridgefield this morning, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he's being deliberately provocative when he says the university in Bellingham will have failed if it's as white in the decades ahead as it is today.