A coast guard official says that 70 people unaccounted for after a cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany might be "in the belly of the ship."
Capt. Cosimo Nicastro said Saturday divers are helping carry out a risky operation to inspect the submerged half of the Costa Concordia in case anyone remained trapped inside. Read More
Italian news reports have identified the three dead after a luxury cruise liner went aground off the coast of Italy as two French passengers and a Peruvian crewman.
The ANSA news agency said Saturday that the bodies of the three men were in a morgue. It did not cite a source. Read More
A luxury cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4,200 people from the listing vessel early Saturday, the Italian coast guard said. Read More
Firefighters worked Sunday to rescue a crew member with a suspected broken leg from the overturned hulk of the luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia, 36 hours after it ran aground while carrying more than 4,200 people. Read More
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he's "very comfortable" with his decision to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers, in his last days in office.
Barbour said Friday during his first interview on the pardons that nearly 190 of the people who got pardons or other reprieves had already been released from prison before his actions. Only 10, he said, have been or will be fully released from prison. Read More
Nigeria's government is warning that a paralyzing national strike risks "anarchy" in the oil-rich nation, as demonstrations over spiraling fuel prices and government corruption entered their third day Wednesday.
Attorney General Mohammed Bello Adoke's comments come as at least nine people have been killed in violence during the strikes over the government removing subsidies that had kept gasoline prices low in Africa's most populous nation. Read More
In his first speech since June, Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to respond to threats against him with an "iron hand" and refused to step down, insisting he still has his people's support despite a 10-month-old revolt.
Assad repeated claims that a foreign conspiracy is behind the unrest — not true reform-seekers — and he blamed the news media for fabrications. Read More
A civilian court in Bahrain overturned death sentences Monday for two protesters convicted of murdering two policemen during a wave of anti-government demonstrations last year. Read More
Hundreds of people gathered at the University of Arizona for speeches in tribute to each person who died and was wounded in a deadly shooting rampage one year ago.
It's the latest in a day full of events.
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who was born and raised in Tucson, spoke about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot to the head. Read More
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is attending a candlelight vigil in Tucson to honor the six people killed one year ago in a deadly supermarket shooting.
A crowd of about 1,000 people cheered as she emerged from backstage and walked up stairs onto the stage. Read More