• Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Saturday's massive Nepal earthquake swept down the Himalayas. The snow and ice ripped through key Mt. Everest climbing routes and tore into base camp, the nylon mountaineering city that...

  • More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked...

  • Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev. Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion's first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight titles with a...

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have studied his...

  • Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage. Before baby Orion could be treated for croup, the hospital had to...

  • Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman. But they are urging the court to resist embracing what they see as a radical change in society's view of...

  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hopefuls — face a far more complicated landscape. Looming ahead for these contenders are early contests in states such as Iowa and...

  • Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water touching all four countries that have been targeted by Nigeria's Islamic insurgency, Niger's defense ministry said Saturday. The army may have...

  • German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead. International Search and Rescue Germany said a team of 52 relief workers including doctors,...

  • Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are voting Sunday for a leader in a runoff that pits moderate Mustafa Akinci against hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu. The poll will determine who Turkish Cypriots will entrust to represent them in delayed talks aimed at reunifying...

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