Dozens of passengers remain missing after a cruise liner reportedly hit a reef late Friday, causing what many passengers are calling a "Titanic-like" crisis.
"Have you seen 'Titanic?' That's exactly what it was," Valerie Ananias, 31, from Los Angeles told The Associated Press.
Three people have been reported dead and 70 are still unaccounted for, according to AP. More than 4,000 people were on board the Costa Concordia, half of which is now underwater. more >>
Police working on the disappearance of a 2-year-old Washington boy are now talking about switching the case from a missing persons search to a criminal investigation.
The boy's mother, Julia Biryukova, originally told police her son, Sky Metalwala, vanished Nov. 6 in Bellevue, Wash., when she left him unattended in her unlocked car after it ran out of gas.
The mother told police she walked to a gas station with her daughter and noticed the boy was missing when they returned to the car about an hour later. Police later found that there was gas still left in the car. more >>
Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard, both held hostage and sexually assaulted in two of the nation’s most famous missing children’s cases, are becoming victims advocates by taking their stories to the media in the next few days.
Smart, who at 14 years old was kidnapped and held captive by homeless “street pastor” Brian Mitchell, has taken a job as an ABC news contributor. Her first broadcast assignment will be within the next two weeks, according to ABC. She will not be appearing on the 2-hour special the network is doing on Dugard.
ABC News' Diane Sawyer’s interview with Dugard airs this Sunday night at 9 p.m. EST. It will be Dugard’s first interview about her 18-year ordeal as a hostage to Nancy and Phillip Garrido. She was kidnapped while walking to school at the age of 11. Dugard was repeatedly raped during the 18 years, and gave birth to two daughters, now ages 13 and 17. more >>
The Missouri Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday that all persons previously reported as unaccounted for following the May 22 Joplin tornado had either been located or confirmed deceased.
Of the 268 people reported missing as at 1 p.m. Wednesday, 144 had been reported located and 124 confirmed dead, according to the Public Safety Department’s website, which says, “This list is final.”
“That brings the number of unaccounted-for individuals to zero.” more >>
President Obama told Joplin, Mo. residents Sunday at a memorial service for tornado victims that after the news cameras leave and the media turn their attention to other topics, the country will still be with Joplin in its effort to rebuild.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Joplin will rebuild. And as president I can promise you that your country will be with you every single step of the way,” declared Obama at Missouri Southern State University, inciting roars of applause and whistle-blowing.
“The cameras may leave, the spotlight may shift, but we will be with you every step of the way until Joplin is restored and this community is back on its feet,” he shouted amid loud clapping and shouts of support. “We aren’t going anywhere!” more >>
A Joplin, Mo., official said the number of people missing since last week's powerful tornado is down to 40.
Just the evening before, the number of people still unaccounted for was 100. But Mike O'Connell, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said the figure had dropped to less than half as of today, according to The Associated Press.
Sadly, however, the drop is due to relatives being notified that their love ones had died, rather than because of rescue efforts. more >>