Wide area of Mexico hit by earthquake; preliminary magnitude put at 7.2

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Seismologists say the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.2, which would make it one of the stronger temblors registered in the Mexico City area in several years.

South Korea ferry sinking: School official found hanged

The vice principal of the high school whose students were on the capsized vessel killed himself, authorities say.

California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate rises slightly to 8.1%

California adds a paltry 11,800 jobs and is among 17 states that saw their jobless rates go up.

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