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 - 02:59 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 - 02:59 PM Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry
UPDATE - 01:28 PM Putin admits Crimea troops were his, calls east Ukraine 'new Russia'
UPDATE - 02:56 PM CBO: Boost to $10.10 wage would cost firms $15B
UPDATE - 01:32 PM Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case
UPDATE - 02:57 PM Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
UPDATE - 02:54 PM Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years
UPDATE - 02:59 PM Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
Entertainment & Living
Some advocates for a $15-per-hour minimum wage in Seattle oppose including health-care benefits because the benefits don't pay the rent. That's shortsighted.Dave Gering, guest column: "Consider health insurance in minimum-wage debate"
- Editorial: Rodney Tom leaves legacy of bipartisanship in Olympia
- An almost-united front on the fish-consumption issue
- Seattle Times editorial writers win Sigma Delta Chi award for marijuana editorials
UPDATE - 02:09 PM Game thread: Mariners at Rangers - April 17, 2014
UPDATE - 02:00 PM Thursday's pregame notes and line-ups vs. the Rangers