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Court won't hear Arizona appeal over harboring ban

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the state of Arizona over a ruling that blocked enforcement of part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law.

Who should pay to keep the Internet's locks secure?

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

Boston Marathon begins under tight security

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon has begun amid heavy security a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians suffer uncertainty together

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.

Relatives grieve as divers pull bodies from S. Korean ferry

The grim recovery operation off South Korea continues Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.

'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer was wrongfuly convicted of murder

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

Ukraine: Deadly gunfight rattles Easter truce

The shootout took place at a checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week.

GM waited years to recall faulty Saturns

Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions despite getting thousands of complaints.

French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche struck an area known as the "popcorn field" for its bulging chunks of ice at about 6:30 a.m.

7.2 earthquake rattles Mexico: How to get updates

The USGS has confirmed that there have been no significant earthquakes within the Guerrero Seismic Gap since 1911. They have referred people to various resources for up-to-date information.

7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.

California's unemployment rate rises to 8.1 percent in March

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

Police in Canada make arrest related to 'Heartbleed' bug

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

Weekly jobless claims stay near 7-year low

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

Ukraine crisis: Diplomats meet, Putin admits Russia's role in Crimea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is among those gathering in Geneva to see if they can find a diplomatic solution. The prospects for progress appear to be slim.