Sunday, April 20, 2014
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers are going through a sunken South Korean ferry and recovering the bodies of those who perished when the ship went down on Wednesday. It took the divers days of battling nasty currents to finally find a way to enter the ferry. The confirmed death toll has reached 59. But it's feared it will climb dramatically since about 240 people are still missing.
TORONTO (AP) — The boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice is dead. A friend says Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died in his sleep today at the age of 76. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, his adopted home. He spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a New Jersey tavern in 1966. Carter was freed in 1985 when his 1967 and 1976 convictions were set aside.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The price of gasoline has jumped nine cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks. According to the Lundberg Survey, the average for a gallon of regular is now $3.69. Of cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, the lowest price, $3.29 a gallon, was in Salt Lake City. Los Angeles had the highest, at $4.26.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term. The research published in the journal Nature Climate Change challenges the Obama administration's conclusions that biofuels are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change.
DENVER (AP) — Denver police say they've issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20. Public consumption of marijuana is still illegal in Colorado, the first state to legalize — and regulate — recreational marijuana.