• Afghan refugees gather around a fire to warm themselves from the morning cold at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, early Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    The Latest: Migrant arrivals in Greece rise sharply

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, photo, Massachusetts Maritime Academy second class cadets practice advanced seamanship aboard a crew boat near the training vessel USTS Kennedy, behind, in Bourne, Mass. Two of the missing crewmen who were aboard the 790-foot cargo ship El Faro that Hurricane Joaquin sank in the Bahamas were graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    US maritime schools feel connection to cargo ship sinking

    BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline come into view as the ship sails into New York Harbor on calm waters. A moment later, the sky darkens, lightning flashes and the ship is rocked by roiling waves. Alarm bells warn of shallow waters or an impending collision with a massive tanker carting liquefied natural gas.

    Updated: 7:26 am

  • T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Vice Chairman for the National Transportation Safety Board, answers questions about the search and investigation as Thomas Roth-Roffy, investigator in charge for the NTSB, left, and Capt. Mark Fedor, 2nd from right, chief of response, U. S. Coast Guard 7th District and Capt. Jason Neubauer, right, Chief for Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis, U. S. Coast Guard listen, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Coast Guard and NTSB held a news conference aboard Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville in regards to the missing Jacksonville-based cargo ship El Faro. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

    Finding recorder key to solving the sinking of cargo ship

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators trying to determine why a 790-foot cargo ship stalled and sank in the howling winds of Hurricane Joaquin will be searching for a brightly colored device bolted to the deck and pinging away in the blackness and pressure of the 15,000-foot-deep sea.

  • Maine Maritime Academy students attend a vigil of hope for the missing crew members of the U.S. container ship El Faro, Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015, in Castine, Maine. The Coast Guard has concluded the vessel sank near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Coast Guard abandons search for 33 missing crew members

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard officially ended its search Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.

  • The Latest: Search for missing crew to end Wednesday evening

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic and the search for crew members. All times local:

  • In this May 22, 2013, file photo crews works to contain odors from a slow-burning underground fire smoldering near a cache of nuclear waste at the Bridgeton Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo. Authorities have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could release radioactive fallout in a plume of smoke over a densely populated area of suburban St. Louis.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Roland Klose, File) MANDADORY CREDIT; EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.

  • CORRECT LOCATION TO NORTHFIELD, NOT ROXBURY - Emergency first responders assist a woman, center, as she is transferred to an ambulance from a trailer attached to an all-terrain vehicle near the site of an Amtrak train derailment, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Northfield, Vt.  The Amtrak train, headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., derailed in central Vermont on Monday after apparently striking rocks that were on the tracks about 20 miles southwest of the capital, Montpelier. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

    Federal investigators probe Amtrak train accident in Vermont

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Special fences protect railroad tracks from rock slides in some parts of the country, but the head of Amtrak said Tuesday it’s unclear if the mechanisms could have prevented a derailment that injured seven people in Vermont.

  • Albuquerque police: Balloon, truck collide at intersection

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say there’s been an accident involving a balloon participating in the city’s annual balloon festival.

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 photo made from video and released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a Coast Guard crew member is moved back to the helicopter after investigating a life boat, that was found from the missing ship El Faro. On Monday, four days after the ship vanished, the Coast Guard concluded it sank near the Bahamas in about 15,000 feet of water. One unidentified body in a survival suit was spotted, and the search went on for any trace of the other crew members. The search continued Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

    Sunken US ship had sufficient lifeboats, but terrible storm

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting.

  • Canadiens F Zack Kassian enters rehab program

    BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian has entered a substance abuse program after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.