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Nepal Earthquake: LIVE REPORT
09:50 PM, 04.26.2015

A Nepalese family rest in their makeshift shelter next to a road in KathmanduHong Kong (AFP) - 03:40 GMT - "Heartbreaking" - The earthquake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest which buried part of base camp and killed at least 18 people.

Asian markets rise after Wall Street gains
09:42 PM, 04.26.2015

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

Quake warnings of minutes, not hours, are possible, but pricey
09:40 PM, 04.26.2015

The area around Kathmandu suffered damaging quakes in 1934 and 1988, but when disaster experts met in Nepal's capital earlier this month, all they could forecast was that the next one would probably come in the next couple of decades.

Writers withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie Hebdo
09:33 PM, 04.26.2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

10 Things to Know for Monday
09:25 PM, 04.26.2015

Caira Byrd hold support signs for Freddie Gray outside of Vaughn Greene Funeral Home, during his wake in Baltimore, Md., Sunday, April 26, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd straight year
09:19 PM, 04.26.2015

Lydia Ko of New Zealand laughs standing by her trophy after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. Ko won the tournament for the second straight year, beating Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a playoff. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko twice thought someone else would leave Lake Merced with the trophy this year.

US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon; could go slightly up
09:14 PM, 04.26.2015

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58.

A-Rod hits No. 659, Yanks beat Mets 6-4 to win Subway Series
09:07 PM, 04.26.2015

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) hits a first-inning solo home run in a baseball game against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Rodriguez now stands at 659 career home runs and needs one more to tie Willie Mays. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Willie Mays for fourth place on the career list, and the New York Yankees took advantage of one mistake after another by the suddenly sloppy New York Mets in a 6-4 victory Sunday night.

Factbox: Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake
09:06 PM, 04.26.2015

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who were in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing almost 2,500. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for tourism-reliant Nepal's trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, several hundred of those on Mount Everest. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. - AUSTRALIA: 549 Australians registered as traveling in Nepal, 200 confirmed safe. No reports of Australian deaths. ...

Desperate Nepalese sleep in open, seek help as aftershocks spread fear
09:06 PM, 04.26.2015

A family sits inside their makeshift shelter at an open ground after an earthquake in KathmanduBy Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies on Monday, two days after a massive quake killed more than 3,200 people and overwhelmed authorities struggled to cope with the disaster. The sick and wounded lay out in the open in the capital, Kathmandu, unable to find beds in the devastated city's hospitals. "We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country," said Deepak Panda, a member of the country's disaster management. Across Kathmandu and beyond, exhausted families whose homes were either flattened or at risk of collapse laid mattresses out on streets and erected tents to shelter from rain.

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200
09:02 PM, 04.26.2015

Family members break down during the cremation of an earthquake victim in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets.

Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
09:01 PM, 04.26.2015

Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.

Wall, Beal lead Wiz past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for sweep
08:56 PM, 04.26.2015

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball to center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), from Lithuania, in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 125-94 to complete the first sweep of a seven-game series in club history, and advancing them to the second-round. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall twirled a red towel overhead, Paul Pierce motioned to the fans to make more noise, and the sellout crowd of 20,356 chanted "Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!"

AP NewsAlert
08:50 PM, 04.26.2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal police official says at least 3,218 people have been confirmed dead after massive quake.

Tennessee brings back electric chair but suspends executions
08:45 PM, 04.26.2015

File picture shows the decommissioned electric chair at the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, TexasTennessee suspended all executions this month, ahead of a US Supreme Court ruling on the future of lethal injections, but it could still subsequently put prisoners to death, with the electric chair. The southern state recently brought the electric chair back from retirement as a backup method for capital punishment. The US Supreme Court is set to consider Wednesday whether a lethal injection mix should be banned. In Tennessee, state law allows for electrocution if lethal injection is ruled to be unconstitutional.

Gunshots fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour buses on Georgia highway
08:13 PM, 04.26.2015

Rapper Lil Wayne sings during the seventh inning stretch in Game 6 of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco(Reuters) - Multiple gunshots were fired early Sunday into two buses carrying Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne and his entourage on a Georgia highway following a performance in Atlanta, but no one was hurt, police said. About a dozen people were aboard the two buses together when the pre-dawn shooting occurred on Interstate 285 near the junction of Interstate 75, northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County police spokesman Sergeant Dana Pierce said. Atlanta police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy was quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper as saying there were two suspect vehicles involved, possibly a sports car and a sport utility vehicle, both white. According to the Journal-Constitution and the celebrity news website TMZ, Wayne, 32, performed Saturday night at the Compound nightclub in Atlanta.

Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man
08:02 PM, 04.26.2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mourners filed for hours on Sunday past the coffin of the man who died after sustaining serious injuries in the custody of Baltimore police, somberly paying respects after a night of violent protests.

Government official says death toll from Nepal earthquake rises to 2,789
08:00 PM, 04.26.2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Government official says death toll from Nepal earthquake rises to 2,789.

Baltimore mayor says outsiders turned peaceful protest violent
07:18 PM, 04.26.2015

People rally for support of Freddie Gray, who died following an arrest in Baltimore, at his wake in Baltimore, MarylandBy Shannon Stapleton BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor and police on Sunday again blamed outside agitators for violence and vandalism that flared during a mostly peaceful protest over last week's death of a young black man who sustained an unexplained spinal injury while under arrest. A day after thousands of demonstrators marched through the city demanding justice in the investigation into the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, 25, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake condemned the lawlessness that erupted on Saturday. "Last night we saw a small group of agitators turning what was otherwise a peaceful demonstration into violent disruptions," Rawlings-Blake said at a news conference held by civic leaders and clergy at a Baltimore church, echoing comments she made Saturday night.

Justin Rose wins in New Orleans for 7th PGA Tour title
07:09 PM, 04.26.2015

Justin Rose, of England, celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Whatever derailed Justin Rose's game appears long gone now.

Obama to send aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man
07:08 PM, 04.26.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for young men of color will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up
06:51 PM, 04.26.2015

Members of a German rescue organization board a plane at the airport in Frankfurt, central Germany, Sunday, April 26, 2015, for their flight to earthquake-torn Nepal. International Search and Rescue Germany says a team of 52 relief workers including doctors, experts trained in searching for people buried under rubble and several dog squads will fly to Nepal. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)LONDON (AP) — There is still time to save lives — that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.

Parise, Wild advance with 4-1 win over Blues
06:43 PM, 04.26.2015

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, left, celebrates with teammates center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and defenseman Marco Scandella (6) after Parise's goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota was killing an early penalty when Zach Parise snagged a loose puck in the neutral zone, raced away from St. Louis and triggered a huge roar from the home crowd with his highlight-reel goal off a bad-angle shot.

Rupert Murdoch says Scottish self rule inevitable 'in next few years'
06:21 PM, 04.26.2015

Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman News Corp and Chairman and CEO 21st Century Fox speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna BeachBy Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland is likely to win self rule in the next few years while the economic divide between the international powerhouse of London and the rest of the United Kingdom will deepen, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said on Sunday. Murdoch, whose global media interests stretch from movies to newspapers that claim to turn elections, visited Scotland on the eve of the Sept. 18 independence referendum last year and praised the country of 5 million people for its lively debate. Scots rejected independence in that referendum, but the Scottish National Party is now forecast to win the majority of Scotland's seats in the United Kingdom's May 7 election, potentially making it the third largest party in Westminster. "Scots may be crazy or not wanting self rule, but who can deny right of self determination?" Murdoch, 84, wrote on his Twitter feed.

Labour pledges to scrap stamp duty for first-time home buyers
06:18 PM, 04.26.2015

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband gestures at an election campaign event in north London(Reuters) - Labour Party will announce a plan on Monday to scrap the stamp duty for first-time home buyers and give them the right to buy up to half of new homes built locally, as the party lays out its plan to tackle the country's housing crisis ahead of next month's parliamentary election. Labour leader Ed Miliband will lay out the proposal to cut the stamp duty to zero for first-time buyers of homes worth up to 300,000 pounds, which would help those buyers save as much as 5,000 pounds, the Labour Party said on its website. With less than two weeks to go before the May 7 election, most opinion polls have shown voters fairly evenly split between the left-wing Labour Party and the ruling centre-right Conservatives - Britain's two main political parties - meaning neither is likely to win enough seats to hold a clear parliamentary majority. The Labour Party also proposes to stop foreign buyers from buying properties before local buyers get a chance to look at them by ensuring they are advertised in local areas, increasing taxes paid by foreign buyers and levying council tax for empty homes.

Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs
06:14 PM, 04.26.2015

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (3) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories.

Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland
06:03 PM, 04.26.2015

FILE - This July 1, 2014, file photo shows the Hound Dog II, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley on display at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Graceland released a statement Sunday, April 26, 2015, saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two custom-designed airplanes once owned by Presley, will permanently remain at the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and career of the late singer.(AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all.

Kerry to see Iranian FM as nuke talks hit end phase
05:58 PM, 04.26.2015

FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland. The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday, April 27, 2015 at the United Nations on the sidelines of a conference on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in which both men are participating. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month.

Mock draft: Jameis Winston to Bucs to start NFL draft
05:57 PM, 04.26.2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in our mock draft not planning to be on hand. No matter: Tampa Bay will already have let its selection know when the crowd in the Windy City gets, uh, wind of the pick.

Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer
05:51 PM, 04.26.2015

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) is helped off the field after getting injured while batting during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Adam Wainwright tried his best to hide the stress of the situation.

Newgarden claims first IndyCar Series win not far from home
05:48 PM, 04.26.2015

Josef Newgarden (67), right, celebrates after winning the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Newgarden held off a hard-charging Graham Rahal on Sunday in the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his first IndyCar Series victory. (Joe Songer/ via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden's wait is over. To his relief, so is the race.

Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United
05:45 PM, 04.26.2015

Arsenal's defender Hector Bellerin (L) vies with Chelsea's defender John Terry during the English Premier League football match at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 26, 2015Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho's men would have travelled to Leicester City on Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have been enough to secure Chelsea's first English title since 2010. Sunday's fiery clash ended with Arsenal going level on points with second-placed Manchester City, with both clubs 10 points adrift of Chelsea, who like the Gunners have five league matches left to play this season.

Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
05:43 PM, 04.26.2015

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of Kerry's residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Abe arrived in the U.S. Sunday for a weeklong visit. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.

Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters
05:40 PM, 04.26.2015

U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in WaukeeBy Luciana Lopez DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty. Citing high-profile dust-ups over religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, the contenders are painting a vivid picture of faith under fire. “In the past month, we have seen religious liberty under assault at an unprecedented level,” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Saturday at a forum sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition outside Des Moines.

Memphis G Conley to miss Game 4 in Portland
05:25 PM, 04.26.2015

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is helped off the floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return. The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Memphis point guard Mike Conley will not play Monday night in Game 4 of the Grizzlies' playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers because of a facial injury.

Three U.S. citizens among dead in avalanche after Nepal quake
04:54 PM, 04.26.2015

(Reuters) - Three Americans died in a massive avalanche triggered by the devastating Nepal earthquake, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday, including a medic and a filmmaker who were at a base camp for Mount Everest climbers. Nearly 2,500 people were confirmed killed in the 7.9 magnitude quake, making it the worst such disaster to hit Nepal since 1934 when 8,500 died. The medic, Marisa Eve Girawong, was a physician's assistant who worked for Madison Mountaineering, a Seattle-based guide service, according to Kurt Hunter, the company's co-founder and chief technology officer. "We’re deeply saddened by her loss." Girawong, who was from Edison, New Jersey, according to media reports, was among more than a dozen people who perished in the Mount Everest avalanche.

Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory
04:41 PM, 04.26.2015

Kurt Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

Grizzlies, Bulls wary even with big leads in playoffs
04:35 PM, 04.26.2015

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley looks back towards his bench from the floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return. The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)The Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games on Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round.

Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments
04:33 PM, 04.26.2015

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks in Nashua, N.H. Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week’s debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.

Cavs' Kevin Love out after hurting shoulder in first quarter
04:14 PM, 04.26.2015

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder Sunday on what he said was a "bush-league" play. Facebook Page

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