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Migrants rescued at sea after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean receive bottles of water as they arrive Wednesday in Palermo, Italy. Italian ships have saved some 10,000 people since Friday.Associated Press

Feared drowning of 400 migrants raises alarms in Europe (w/video)

MILAN, Italy — The feared drowning of 400 migrants in a shipwreck this week in the Mediterranean Sea, one of the deadliest such tragedies in the past decade, raised alarms Wednesday amid an unprecedented wave of migration toward Europe from Africa and the Middle East. The U.N. refugee agency expressed shock at the  …


  1. U.S. Army trainers arrive in Ukraine


    MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Friday warned that the arrival of several hundred U.S. military trainers in Ukraine could "destabilize the situation" in the country's southeast, where a cease-fire between government troops and Russian-backed separatists is barely holding.

  2. Senator says put a woman on the $20 bill


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    Senator says put a woman on the $20 bill

  3. Appeals panel weighs fate of Obama's immigration overhaul after hearing


    NEW ORLEANS — The immediate fate of President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration overhaul now rests with a three-judge appeals panel after an intense legal clash Friday between lawyers for the federal government and for a 26-state coalition that has challenged the executive actions.

  4. Saddam Hussein loyalist is killed, officials report



    Saddam Hussein loyalist is killed, officials report

    Associated Press
  5. Astronauts get espresso machine


    Astronauts get espresso machine

    The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule, which arrived three days after its Florida launch, …

    Cologne, Germany A time of national mourning Wreaths are set up Friday in front of the hallowed Cologne Cathedral before a ceremony in memory of the 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash last month in the French Alps. The leaders of Germany joined hundreds of mourning relatives to honor the passengers and crew who died in a crash that horrified the world after investigators said the co-pilot had deliberately brought down the plane. The two-hour, nationally televised memorial service was the first time Germany has mourned as a nation.