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Mark Memmott

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Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 15-year-old boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.

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3 Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire. One victim was a doctor from Chicago. The other two were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.

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7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man's body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.

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Government Will Try To Persuade Sherpas To Stay On Everest

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don't want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest's base camp.

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Death Toll Rises, Hopes Fade At Site Of Korean Ferry Disaster

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Divers have found no air pockets where passengers might have taken refuge. They have, however, retrieved more bodies. The number of confirmed deaths has topped 150. An equal number remain missing.

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In Tasmania, A Food Bounty As Spectacular As The Scenery

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Australian state known for its marsupial "devil" has a local food scene that might be described as heavenly. If you can't try it person, get a taste with these Tasmania-inspired recipes.

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Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

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Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Students at a Melbourne, Fla., elementary school were offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop.

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'Object Of Interest' Found In Search For Malaysian Jet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Investigators are studying a piece of metal discovered on a beach in western Australia to see if it might be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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45 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Weekend

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

That follows 33 shootings the weekend before and 27 one week before that. As the weather is warming, the deadly incidents are on the rise again.

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'Stop Supporting Men Hiding Behind Masks,' Biden Tells Russia

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In Ukraine on Tuesday, the vice president also said "it's time for Russia to stop talking and start acting" to help resolve the crisis there.

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UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Last week, at least 13 of the Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche. Sherpas have been discussing a boycott of the climbing season if they aren't given more insurance and other aid.

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As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Although the captain and some of the officers have been called cowards or worse, passengers say other crew members acted heroically. At least seven crew members died or are missing.

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Wheel Well Stowaway Was 'Runaway Kid With A Bad Idea'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The California teen "ran for the nearest plane," according to the FBI. He ended up riding for 5 1/2 hours to Hawaii, and luckily survived the thin air and freezing temperatures.

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You Can Survive A Flight In A Jet's Wheel Well, But Probably Won't

Monday, April 21, 2014

A California teen, the FBI says, flew from San Jose to Maui inside the landing gear bay of a Boeing 767. He is said to be OK. He's also very lucky. Nearly everyone else who's tried has died.

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Parents Say 234 Girls Are Missing From School In Nigeria

Monday, April 21, 2014

Accounts have varied widely about what has happened to girls and young women presumed kidnapped by Islamic extremists. Authorities say 85 are unaccounted for. Families say the number is much higher.

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After Tragedy, Nepalese Sherpas May Refuse To Climb Everest

Monday, April 21, 2014

The deaths last week of at least 13 guides have led others to issue demands, including for more compensation for families of the dead. They're considering a boycott if the requests aren't granted.

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Teen Survives Flight To Hawaii In Jet's Wheel Well, FBI Says

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Kid's lucky to be alive," an FBI spokesman says of a 16-year-old boy who authorities think stowed away Sunday in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. The odds were against him.

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