• Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but details on her condition have not been released. "Joni has been hospitalized," said a statement on the...

  • Avedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon's photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie. "Richard Avedon: Family Affairs" opens Wednesday at the National Museum of American Jewish History...

  • Djokovic defeats Dolgopolov in Miami; Venus Williams loses

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Before the first set ended Tuesday, Novak Djokovic had busted a racket in anger, drawn jeers from the crowd and received two code violations, which cost him a point penalty. There were no further outbursts, and as Djokovic's play improved, so did his mood. He...

  • Leftist Colombian jurist Carlos Gaviria dies at 77

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its constitutional court, died Tuesday night. He was 77. Gaviria died two weeks after checking into a Bogota hospital with a...

  • Nepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese mountaineering official said Wednesday. Climbers from four teams have already been issued permits allowing them to...

  • Japanese woman, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as her grandson and nursing home workers stood by her side, praising her for achieving a healthy long...

  • On Cuban isle once home to Americans, a look back and ahead

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD, Cuba (AP) — Fidelia Rodriguez looks at photos of the Smith family, the Americans who once owned the home she has lived in all her life. She lives behind the big house where the Smiths raised their children, a property now owned by the Cuban state. Her home was the...

  • Thousands strike at major shoe factory in Vietnam

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy. Several thousand people at the Taiwanese-owned Pou Yuen factory in southern Ho Chi Minh City...

  • Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills home

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of the late oil billionaire J. Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was found dead Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, police and family members...

  • In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime suspect in the disappearance of Etan Patz is looming over the murder trial of the man who confessed to killing the 6-year-old boy. Jose Antonio Ramos wasn't charged criminally in the case that helped galvanize the national missing children's movement. But...

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