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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Searchers have been hampered by poor visibility as they look for possible survivors of the sinking of a South Korean ferry carrying more than 460 people -- most of them high school students headed to a tourist island. More than 280 people are still missing, and there are fears that the confirmed death toll of four will rise dramatically.

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The anger felt by the Chinese relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysian jetliner doesn't appear to have eased. More than 100 of the relatives of Chinese passengers walked out of a teleconference meeting today with senior Malaysian officials -- protesting the decision by the government not to address them in person. Meanwhile, a robotic submarine is continuing its search in the Indian Ocean for debris from the plane.

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed. And she says the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policies to respond to unforeseen challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen told the Economic Club of New York that the economy so far has "remained far from maximum employment."

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home. Police say they've determined that Megan Huntsman did not go to a hospital to have the babies. They're not saying whether anybody helped her give birth. Huntsman acknowledged to police that she killed six of the babies. Another was stillborn. She was arrested Sunday on six counts of murder and is being held on $6 million bail.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers in New Jersey who are looking into the traffic jams that were arranged by aides to Gov. Chris Christie plan to start calling people who work for him to testify starting next month. And they haven't ruled out asking to hear from the governor himself. The state assemblyman who chairs the panel says no one has been excluded.

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