An American woman in her 50s on a Hawaii-bound cruise ship leaped overboard on Wednesday afternoon in a bid to kill herself and is presumed dead, a spokeswoman for Princess Cruises said. A passenger and a security camera saw the woman jump off the 1,300-cabin Grand Princess ship into the Pacific Ocean about 650 miles northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, at about 2 p.m. PST, Princess Cruises spokeswoman Julie Benson said. It was apparent that she went overboard intentionally." The ship was bound for Hawaii on the third day of a 15-day trip that started in San Francisco, California, Benson said. Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corp & Plc, one of the largest vacation companies in the world, according to its website.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homes are completing the foreclosure process and ending up repossessed by banks because investors are increasingly buying up properties when they go on sale at public auction.