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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010

PROBE FINDS 30 CASES OF ABUSIVE PRIESTS QUIETLY TRANSFERRED ABROAD A 21-nation investigative report by Associated Press finds pattern of Church officials moving priests accused of abusing minors from country to country. Will add to pressure on Pope Benedict XVI. (AP)

VOLCANIC ASH SWEEPS ACROSS EUROPE, GROUNDING FLIGHTS, RAISING FEARS Erupting volcano in Iceland sends plume of ash eastward, closing air space and airports from UK to Scandinavia. Flood risk high. (CNN video/article)

RUSSIA SUSPENDS ALL ADOPTIONS TO U.S. FAMILIES Fallout after American woman sends 7-year-old adopted son back to Russia on plane by himself. Two countries must work out procedures before adoptions to resume, says Moscow. (AP)

SUNKEN S. KOREAN WARSHIP RAISED, 20 BODIES RECOVERED, DOUBTS REMAIN Military manages to lift vessel from bottom of Yellow Sea. Suspicions remain that it was sunk by a North Korean torpedo. (BBC video/article)

SURPRISE RISE IN US JOBLESS CLAIMS New unemployment data — biggest rise since February — shows economic recovery, labor market will take extra time to catch. (Bloomberg)

BONUS: LARRY KING FILES FOR DIVORCE NO. 8 Legendary TV interviewer, 76,  and wife Shawn, 50, cite”irreconcilable differences” in ending 13-year marriage. Overnight reports allege King was having affair with wife’s sister. (TMZ)

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