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The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was formally charged and is in custody, state-run media reported early Saturday, citing prosecutors and police. Erin Burnett has more.
April 18th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Did major renovations contribute to ferry's capsizing?

What caused the South Korean ferry to sink?

That's the question authorities are trying to answer. One contributing factor could involve the ship's weight.

According to one report today, major renovations were made to the ferry recently - adding more rooms and increasing its weight by over 180 tons.

CNN's Tom Foreman has more on the renovations and whether it could have been a contributing factor to the shipwreck.

April 18th, 2014
09:16 PM ET

Morgan Spurlock's quest to live forever

Do you want to live forever?

Until now, the idea of immortality has been the stuff of science fiction. But recent scientific breakthroughs have brought extreme life extension within mankind's grasp.

CNN's Inside Man, Morgan Spurlock is OutFront with the secrets of the fountain of youth.

Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man: Futurism" airs Sunday at 10pm Eastern.


Filed under: Health • Tech
April 18th, 2014
09:01 PM ET

Source: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 soared high briefly, then descended

New details in the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

The plane soared near its peak altitude after drastically changing course, a Malaysian aviation source said. Also, investigators never got a signal from devices on the plane that should have been triggered if the plane crashed or hit the water.

Nic Robertson has more.

April 18th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Costa Concordia survivors compare experiences: People who died were told to return to cabins

The captain who fled the sinking ferry with hundreds of students on board is in police custody.

He has been charged with causing the accident that killed at least 29 people.

That number is likely to rise. With 270 passengers still missing, the search is turning increasingly grim. It's been four days since the boat capsized off the coast of South Korea, and it is now completely underwater.

Many people are drawing parallels between this tragedy and the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia that capsized off the western coast of Italy in January 2012, killing dozens.

Georgia Ananias and Dean Ananias were on that ship and among the last passengers to escape.

They are OutFront.

April 18th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested, charged with negligence

The captain of the capsized ferry in South Korea has been arrested and charged with causing the accident that has so far killed 29 people.

Video shows the captain was among the first to make his way off the sinking ship, leaving behind his passengers, most of them students.

Handcuffed captain defends delay in evacuating sinking South Korean ferry

According to officials, about 270 people are still missing.

Their families are desperate for any news of their loved ones and are growing more anxious and angry at the pace of the rescue effort.

Kyung Lah is OutFront in Jindo, South Korea with the latest.

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