More magazine 07 29 2013 Articles

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn't get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast....

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of complications from Parkinson's disease, his...

  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the urgent need to find something that can help solve...

  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said Sunday....

  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid."...

  • 1 dead after solo-car crash in Loudoun County

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man is dead after a single-car crash in Loudoun County. Troopers say it happened Saturday around 12:18 a.m. on Route 7, just beyond Yellow Schoolhouse Road. Troopers say a pickup truck was traveling along Route 7 when the truck ran off the...

  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors. Lawmaker Keiji Furuya, who chairs the National Public Safety Commission, said on his website that he paid...

  • Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War"

    Every year, two rival parishes on the northern Greek island of Chios fire handmade rockets at each other's bell towers to celebrate Orthodox Easter. (April 19) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Chios Island, Greece - April 19, 2014 1. Wide of rockets being fired 2. Mid of man...

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Another three guides...

  • Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

    BEIJING (AP) — Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market. Brands from General Motors Co. to Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors are unveiling new and restyled sedans, sport utility vehicles and other...

  • Examiner Editorial: Barack Obama and the politics of lies

    That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of...

  • A casino mogul and Baptists team up against online gambling

    Last month, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed gambling legislation that was written by a lobbyist for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation...

  • Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46 .

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The characterization comes in a report that one oil company...



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