THE CAPTAIN OF THE FERRY THAT SANK OFF S KOREA ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF NEGLIGENCE AND ABANDONING PEOPLE IN NEED *

TWO CREW MEMBERS ALSO WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY *

MEANWHILE, COAST GUARD OFFICIALS SAY DIVERS RETRIEVED THREE BODIES FROM INSIDE THE FERRY, RAISING THE DEATH TOLL TO 36, WITH MORE THAN 265 PEOPLE STILL MISSING *

RESCUERS ARE PLANNING MORE DIVES TO TRY TO RECOVER AT LEAST SOME OF THE BODIES BELIEVED TRAPPED ON BOARD *

IN HIS WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS, PRES OBAMA ENCOURAGES AMERICANS TO DRAW STRENGTH AND INSPIRATION FROM THE EASTER AND PASSOVER HOLIDAYS *

THE PRES SAYS HOLY WEEK AND EASTER ARE TIMES FOR REFLECTION AND RENEWAL *

IN THE GOP ADDRESS, SEN LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN) SAYS REPUBLICANS BELIEVE GOVT SHOULD BE A PLATFORM FOR OPPORTUNITY, WHILE DEMS WANT TO MANDATE WHAT AMERICANS MUST DO *

FRANCE'S PRES PALACE SAYS FOUR FRENCH JOURNALISTS HELD HOSTAGE IN SYRIA SINCE JUNE HAVE BEEN RELEASED *

THE PALACE SAID THE FOUR WOULD RETURN TO FRANCE BY EASTER SUNDAY, BUT DIDN'T PROVIDE ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THEIR RELEASE *

THE FOUR WENT MISSING IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS IN JUNE *

YEMENI MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYS AN AMERICAN DRONE STRIKE HAS KILLED NINE SUSPECTED AL QAEDA MILITANTS *

OFFICIAL SAYS AT LEAST SIX CIVILIANS WERE KILLED AND WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK ON THE AL-BAYDA PROVINCE *

THERE'S BEEN NO COMMENT FROM U.S. OFFICIALS, WHO CONSIDER YEMEN'S BRANCH OF AL QAEDA TO BE THE MOST DANGEROUS IN THE WORLD *

STANDOFF CONTINUES BETWEEN ARMED STATES' RIGHTS ADVOCATES AND FED BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT IN NV *

SELF-DESCRIBED MILITIA MEMBERS ARE STILL PROTECTING RANCHER CLIVEN BUNDY AND HIS FAMILY *

SENATE MAJ LDR HARRY REID (D-NV) CALLS THE ARMED CAMPERS "DOMESTIC TERRORISTS," WHILE SEN DEAN HELLER (R-NV) ARGUES THEY'RE PATRIOTS *

THE BUNDY RANCH IS THE LATEST SKIRMISH IN A DISPUTE ABOUT WHETHER STATES OR THE FED GOVT SHOULD CONTROL PUBLIC RANGE LANDS IN THE WEST *

CREEPING LANDSLIDE THAT SPLIT A WA HILLSIDE HOME IN HALF IS THREATENING MORE HOUSES AND BUSINESSES BELOW *

AUTHORITIES ARE ENFORCING AN EVACUATION ORDER IN HOPES OF AVOIDING INJURIES *

OFFICIALS SAY THE HILLSIDE IS UNLIKELY TO COLLAPSE SUDDENLY LIKE THE MARCH 22 SLIDE IN OSO, WA, THAT KILLED 39 PEOPLE *

IRAN'S VP SAYS A DISPUTE BETWEEN WORLD POWERS AND THE COUNTRY OVER ITS HEAVY WATER REACTOR AT ARAK HAS BEEN "VIRTUALLY RESOLVED," IRANIAN STATE TV REPORTS *

VP ALI AKBAR SALEHI WAS QUOTED AS SAYING THE COUNTRY PROPOSED TO REDESIGN THE ARAK REACTOR TO PRODUCE ONE-FIFTH OF THE PLUTONIUM INITIALLY PLANNED FOR IT *

IRAN AND WORLD POWERS ARE NEGOTIATING THE TERMS OF A PERMANENT DEAL OVER ITS CONTESTED NUCLEAR PROGRAM *

POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE STRIKES OFF THE SOUTH PACIFIC NATION OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA *

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SAYS THE MAGNITUDE-7.5 QUAKE THAT STRUCK LATE SAT WAS LOCATED 47 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PANGUNA *

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF MAJOR DAMAGE *

STRONG CURRENTS HAD PREVENTED DIVERS FROM GETTING INSIDE SINCE THE FERRY WITH 476 PEOPLE ABOARD SANK...ONLY 174 PEOPLE WERE RESCUED *

GOVT DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT GM WAITED YEARS TO RECALL NEARLY 335,000 SATURN IONS FOR POWER STEERING FAILURES... THIS DESPITE RECEIVING THOUSANDS OF CONSUMER COMPLAINTS AND WARRANTY REPAIR CLAIMS *

IN ADDITION, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION DIDN'T SEEK A RECALL OF THE 2004-2007 COMPACT CARS EVEN THOUGH IT OPENED AN INVESTIGATION MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO *

THE FEDERAL AUTO SAFETY WATCHDOG FOUND THE PROBLEM CAUSED 12 CRASHES AND TWO INJURIES *

A TEXAS-BASED VOLUNTEER GROUP INVOLVED IN LOOKING FOR MISSING PERSONS AROUND THE NATION HAS BEEN BANNED FROM USING DRONES IN THEIR SEARCHES *

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION HAS GROUNDED A FLEET OF FOUR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT USED BY TEXAS EQUUSEARCH UNTIL THE AGENCY DEVELOPS RULES ALLOWING THE COMMERCIAL USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT *

CONGRESS HAS GIVEN THE FAA UNTIL THE END OF NEXT YEAR TO DO SO...TEXAS EQUUSEARCH CLAIM ITS DRONES ARE NOT USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES AND THEREFORE SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS *

GROUP'S FOUNDER SAYS AN ATTORNEY INVOLVED IN DRONE LITIGATION IS WORKING ON A LAWSUIT TO CHALLENGE THE BAN *

THE BODY OF A SMALL BOY APPARENTLY CAST OFF THE SIDE OF A MA HIGHWAY HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS MISSING 5-YR-OLD JEREMIAH OLIVER *

THE BODY WAS FOUND FRI OFF I-190 IN STERLING...THE FITCHBURG BOY WAS MISSING FOR MONTHS BEFORE POLICE LEARNED OF HIS DISAPPEARANCE *

JEREMIAH'S CASE HAS LED TO CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HIS MOTHER AND HER BOYFRIEND AND CALLS FOR CHANGES WITHIN THE STATE'S CHILD WELFARE AGENCY *

THREE MA WORKERS HAVE BEEN FIRED AND AN INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING *

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES HAS DETERMINED THAT A DEADLY EXPLOSION AT A TN AMMUNITION PLANT WAS ACCIDENTAL *

THE EXPLOSION WED AT RIO AMMUNITION KILLED ONE MAN AND INJURED THREE OTHERS...A COMPANY NEWS RELEASE SAID THE PLANT PRODUCES SHOTGUN CARTRIDGES, AND THAT THE BLAST HAPPENED DURING CARTRIDGE LOADING OPERATIONS *

AN ATF SPOKESMAN SAID IT WILL NOW BE UP TO THE TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMIN TO DETERMINE FAULT AND WHETHER THERE WERE ANY SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT THE PLANT *