Some still alive inside capsized ship on China's Yangtze River, five bodies recovered

SHANGHAI - Some passengers are still alive inside the hull of a passenger ship carrying 458 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, that capsized on the Yangtze River, state media said on Tuesday, in what could be one of China's worst disasters for years. | Video

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Takata will change design for certain air bag inflators

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North Carolina Senate overrides governor's veto of marriage opt-out bill

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Homeland security chief reassigns top TSA official

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Kerry arrives back in U.S. after bike mishap

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U.S. safety officials to testify to Congress on Amtrak crash

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Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast: government

YANGON - More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar's navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country's coast. | Video