Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
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The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U. S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.
Coast Guard and Navy planes, helicopters, cutters and tugboats searched across a 300-square-mile expanse of Atlantic Ocean near Crooked Island in the Bahamas, where the ship was last heard from while on its way from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico.
 spotted were an oil sheen, cargo containers, a partly submerged life raft — the ship carried five rafts, each capable of holding 17 people — life jackets and life rings, authorities said.
Phil Greene, president and CEO of ship owner Tote Services Inc., said the captain had a plan to sail ahead of the hurricane with room to spare.
The captain, who has 20 years' experience on cargo ships, calmly told company officials the crew was removing the water.
Steven Werse, a ship captain with 31 years' experience on the seas, said merchant vessels have access to up-to-date weather forecasting and technology that allow them to avoid most storms.
Anxious family members, gathered at the Seafarers union hall in Jacksonville, tried to remain optimistic, but some wondered why the ship sailed into such a potent storm.
"What we've all questioned from the very start is why the captain would take them through a hurricane of this magnitude, or any hurricane," said Barry Young, uncle of crew member Shaun Riviera.
The Boston Red Sox tried to buy their way out of the AL East cellar last offseason with splashy free agents, guaranteeing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval a total of $183 million.
 the 2013 World Series champions are rebuilding again, this time under new baseball boss Dave Dombrowski.
The Red Sox locked up Sandoval and Ramirez, and now they could be eating those salaries to make room for a youth movement.
Ramirez finished the season on the disabled list, leaving him with a .249 average, 19 homers and 53 RBIs.
When Dombrowski was hired during a front-office shuffle that saw longtime team president Larry Lucchino move into semi-retirement, Cherington decided not to stick around.
Lovullo, his bench coach, took over and the team went 28-17 before a sweep in Cleveland to end the season cost the ballclub a chance to finish .500 and escape last place.
The two former Division I football players walked into the NCAA's own backyard to criticize the governing body at Indiana's AFL-CIO state convention Monday, just seven weeks after the National Labor Relations Board effectively killed an effort to unionize Northwestern's football team.
Just a short walk away from NCAA headquarters, Colter, the co-founder of the College Athletes Players Association, and Huma, the CAPA president, argued that while recent reforms such as multi-year scholarships and stipends to cover normal college expenses are a good start, much more still needs to be done.
In July 2014, NCAA President Mark Emmert told The Wall Street Journal that school leaders had discussed the possibility of seeking an antitrust exemption from the federal government and might pursue that course if the courts struck down the amateurism model.
Colter, the former quarterback and receiver at Northwestern, continues to plead his case on campuses around the country, arguing that schools, conferences and the NCAA must take stronger stances on concussion protocol and long-term health care.
"Another reason we're having a discussion today is to send a message to the justices in the federal court system and to lawmakers because basically the NCAA is basically asking them to uphold a Jim Crow system," Huma said before explaining the motivation in this case is more financial than racial.
While Huma wages the hardball political and legal battles, Colter is content to try to change the hearts and minds of college athletes, even those who might not agree with the concept of unionization.
A Marine has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at a shooting range at Camp Pendleton Marine Base.
Officials at the military base say the Marine was taking part in a training exercise in which live ammunition was used Monday morning.
The circumstances of the fatal gunshot are under investigation.
The name of the Marine, from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, has not been released.
Camp Pendleton, a vast seaside base north of San Diego, is the major West Coast outpost for the U.
A Gulfport man has been indicted for capital murder in the slaying of a 5-year-old girl who was abducted outside her family's apartment last year.
Multiple media outlets report Harrison County District Attorney Joel Smith announced the indictment of Alberto Garcia on Monday.
Smith says it took more than 14 months to present the case to the grand jury because investigators were waiting for state crime lab technicians to finish analyzing forensic evidence.
Residents from across South Mississippi later gathered to pay their respects at a visitation, but most were unable to fit inside Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Gulfport for her funeral.