Evacuation was delayed and confusion reigned on the South Korean ferry that sank, likely with hundreds of people inside, while officers tried to stabilize the vessel, a crew member said. The captain may have been in one of the first lifeboats. Above, a relative weeps as she waits for missing passengers.
UPDATE - 04:29 PM
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions
Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
UPDATE - 04:06 PM Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine
UPDATE - 04:13 PM Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
UPDATE - 04:37 PM Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years
UPDATE - 04:37 PM Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
UPDATE - 04:37 PM Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
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