Some still alive inside capsized ship on China's Yangtze River, five bodies recovered
By Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Some passengers are still alive inside the hull of a passenger ship carrying 458 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, that capsized on the Yangtze River, state media said on Tuesday, in what could be one of China's worst disasters for years. Five bodies had been recovered since the ship capsized in a storm late on Monday, state media said. The microblog of the official People's Daily newspaper said some passengers were still inside the Eastern Star, while the official Xinhua news agency said rescuers could hear people calling for help from inside the four-deck ship.
NY tribe opens 'Wizard of Oz'-themed strip mall casinoALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? With new competition looming, a New York Indian tribe is expanding its gambling business with a small "The Wizard of Oz"-themed casino in a strip mall near Syracuse.
Copper thefts from the rails rise with price of the metal
NEW YORK (AP) ? Longtime New York City subway cops have seen copper thefts before, but last week's heist on a stretch of open-air tracks was particularly brazen: 500 feet of inch-thick cable stripped from the rails in the middle of the night.
Asian stocks down as markets weigh Greece, US growth
Kerry arrives back in U.S. after breaking his leg
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived back in the United States on Monday aboard a special military flight from Europe after breaking his leg in a cycling accident. After landing at Boston's Logan airport at 8:50 p.m. EDT, Kerry headed to Massachusetts General Hospital in that city for further treatment, State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Kerry had been in Geneva for negotiations on Saturday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and after the accident has had to cancel planned visits to Madrid and Paris.
Arizona mosque, site of anti-Islam protest, holds 'love not hate' event
By Deanna Dent PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona mosque where hundreds gathered last week for an anti-Islam demonstration, with counter-protesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," was the site of a "love not hate" event on Monday to promote peace and inclusiveness, participants said. The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix said it was hosting a gathering that includes a multi-faith prayer service and speakers to "show that when one of us is mistreated, our community responds with a message of Love and Not Hate." "We ask that you bring a FLOWER as a symbol of love and care," the event organizers said on Facebook. "We are better together, and together we are strong." (https://www.facebook.com/events/1648234602075105) Monday's event, organized by more than 20 groups, comes four days after an anti-Muslim event held outside the mosque drew more than 200 protesters, some armed, who berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed.] The rally was held at the mosque in part because two Texas gunmen who opened fire outside an anti-Muslim event in Texas last month had worshipped there, said rally organizer Jon Ritzheimer, an Iraq war veteran.
The Latest on China Boat Sinking: Rescuers hear survivors
Series of quakes strikes off Northwest coast; no tsunamisSALEM, Ore. (AP) ? Scientists say a cluster of earthquakes ranging in magnitude up to 5.9 have struck off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but haven't been strong enough to generate tsunamis.
Report: Survivors yell for help in China boat sinking
BEIJING (AP) ? Rescuers heard trapped survivors yelling for help Tuesday from inside a capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River after it went down overnight in a storm with 458 people aboard, most of them elderly, state broadcaster CCTV said.
Nevada GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) ? Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory Monday when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending.