accidents and disasters
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 20, 2014 — The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.
Apr 20, 2014 — The grim recovery operation off South Korea continues Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.
Apr 18, 2014 — The death toll surpasses what had been the single deadliest day on the world's tallest mountain. Officials say all of those killed were Sherpa guides.
Apr 18, 2014 — Lee Jun-Seok was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. Nearly 270 of those who were aboard are still missing.
Apr 17, 2014 — Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when it capsized. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.
Apr 16, 2014 — The search continues a day after a ship began sinking off of South Korea's southern coast. Most of the passengers, according to news reports, were high school students and teachers on a school trip.
Apr 11, 2014 — At least 10 people died and several dozen were injured when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus. The high school students and chaperones were going to visit a Northern California college.
Apr 10, 2014 — Amanda Skorjanc's home in Oso, Wash., was among those engulfed in mud and debris on March 22. But she managed to hold on to her 6-month-old son, Duke. "I thought I was losing him," she says.