South Korea ferry sinking: School official found hanged

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The vice principal of the high school whose students were aboard the vessel committed suicide, authorities say. In all, 28 have been confirmed dead and 268 are unaccounted for.

At the new Coachella, partyers take to the sky

For some Coachella festival goers the party begins in the sky, where for $1,500 round trip passengers can skip the traffic and travel in private luxury.

12 killed, 3 missing in Mt. Everest avalanche

The dead and missing Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit.

Gasoline prices jump in California as refineries encounter trouble

The statewide average for a gallon of regular has surged 13 cents in a week. Analysts differ on when prices will begin to drop.

Insurance premium subsidy boosted superintendent's pay to $772,457

Centinela Valley Union district paid $98,000 for Supt. Jose Fernandez's life insurance, making his compensation $772,457, not $674,559 as previously stated.

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