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  • Search resumes for bodies in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Seven of the 12 bodies pulled out and brought down Friday have been handed over...

  • Sub search for missing plane to be done in week

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight 370 hit week six,...

  • Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin told reporters that the 25-year-old mate was steering the ship as it passed through an area with lots of islands clustered close together...

  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported...

  • Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — All authorities are saying for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway in central Massachusetts. An autopsy should reveal if the child is Jeremiah Oliver, the Fitchburg 5-year-old missing for months before police learned of his disappearance. Jeremiah's case...

  • Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside. A huge crack in the ground that had opened up under the house a couple weeks ago shifted several feet downhill in less than a day,...

  • Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said. The man was detained by police and removed from the building less than an hour after the threat report, the Times said. The man does not work for the newspaper...

  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Krishna Lamsal, a Nepal Tourism Ministry official at the base camp, said the...

  • AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation. From Brazil to Haiti, the faithful staged processions that recreate the final days of Christ on Earth and held other...

  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual. Nowhere is that ambiguity more evident than in this sweltering hamlet that was...

  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses. The 100-foot-high hillside is unlikely to liquefy and collapse...

  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need — three of whom were seen lifeless in the drowned vessel by a diver who was unable to get them out. Rescuers planned 40 dives Saturday in...

  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search coordination center said Saturday. The Bluefin 21 sub has covered around 133 square kilometers (51...

  • Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000. A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver Thursday night. The auction of numerous items related to Earp and his family in Scottsdale, Ariz.,...

  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference...

  • NY judge upholds charges against financier's kin

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in a ruling filed Friday that the indictment brought against Rengan Rajaratnam...

  • Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

    SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community. Authorities say no injuries have been reported in the smoky seven-alarm fire, which erupted around 4:30 p.m. Friday in Sea Isle City and sent large clouds of black smoke spewing across the region. It was...

  • Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube. Andrea Cardosa, a 40-year-old former assistant principal, was charged in February with 16 felony counts,...

  • Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith. To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They...

  • UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday. An angry mob of youths attacked the U.N. peacekeeping mission's camp in Bor in Jonglei state on Thursday where ethnic Nuers...

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