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March 23, 2017 11:22 AM Marco Verratti's agent clarifies 'misinterpreted' PSG comments

The agent of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has clarified his recent comments about the French champions and his doubt over their ability to win the Champions League. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday, Donato Di Campli said Verratti "wants to win things and PSG, as they are, cannot win. He has been in Paris for five years and now he needs 11

March 23, 2017 9:13 AM The Latest: Salvaging of S. Korean ferry progressing well

South Korean officials say efforts to raise a 6,800-ton ferry from waters off the country’s southwestern coast are going well after an earlier delay. The ferry Sewol sank in April 2014, killing more than 300 people, including many students on a high school trip. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Thursday that the top of the ferry was 8.5 meters 11

March 23, 2017 8:35 AM South Korean Sewol Ferry Raised After Three years

An extensive South Korean salvage operation Thursday successfully raised the Sewol ferry, which capsized nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 passengers, many of them high school students. “At 4:47am we lifted (the Sewol) 22 meters and entire body of the ferry started to show for the first time above the surface,” said Lee Cheol-jo, an official 14

March 23, 2017 8:06 AM Republican health bill would widen America’s big wealth gap

WASHINGTON — House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America’s big income gap between the rich and everyone else. Over the past quarter century, only one group of people has seen significant increases in income — those at the very top. Families in the middle 12

March 23, 2017 7:40 AM The Ferry in South Korea's Sewol Disaster Is Being Raised From the Sea

(SEOUL, South Korea) — A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever. More than 300 people — most of whom were students 11

March 23, 2017 7:10 AM Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionism

CANBERRA, Australia – China's premier on Thursday warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship rather than retreating from it. Premier Li Keqiang said in a speech in Australia's Parliament House that globalization created "some problems," but that free trade 12

March 23, 2017 6:05 AM How do you lift 6,800-ton ferry from seafloor? Delicately

SEOUL, South Korea – How do you lift a corroded, 6,800-ton ferry lying more than 40 meters (130 feet) undersea, keeping it in one piece? It's a massive, delicate operation. The ferry sank in the Maenggol Channel off the southwestern coast. Maenggol means "fierce bones" and the waterway is notorious for dangerous currents. The initial searches when the ferry 13

March 23, 2017 5:01 AM A terrorist attack in London and the all-too-familiar response

, along a packed beachside esplanade in Nice, France, last July. (Wednesday also marked the one-year anniversary of the Islamic State's devastating assault in Brussels, which left 32 people dead.) “This is a day that we planned for but hoped would never happen. Sadly it has now become a reality,” said the assistant Metropolitan Police commissioner, Mark Rowley 13

March 23, 2017 4:56 AM Sword death of black man is "assault" on diversity, New York officials say

NEW YORK – New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, "an assault" on the city's inclusiveness and diversity. James Harris Jackson took a bus to New York to target black men when he encountered Timothy Caughman, who was collecting bottles from trash 13

March 23, 2017 4:48 AM Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date. Death row inmate Romell Broom was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in Cleveland in 1984. The state stopped Broom's execution after two hours in September 12