FILE - In this July 9, 2009 file photo Dr. Craig Rowles stands with hogs in one of his Carroll, Iowa, hog buildings.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

US orders farms to report pig virus infections

The U.S. government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the country last year.…
Pastor Justice Coleman, founder of Freedom Church poses for a picture with a flyer from his coming service Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Highland Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

Social media in the U.S. has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.…
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Photos: Mount Everest avalanche

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing.…
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911 dispatcher meets boy she saved

A 2-year-old little boy fell in his backyard pool in Phoenix, Arizona. When dad called 911, Danica Dunn was on the line coaching him through CPR, saving Charlie's life. …
Cranes wait near the buoys installed to mark the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Doomed ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives.…
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Box office preview

Raphael Seth takes a look at this week's major theatrical movie releases, including "Transcendence" and "A Haunted house 2." …