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Guides hope Everest deaths will impel safety fixes

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya’s Khumbu region, Nepal. An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday, April 18, 2014, along a...
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Kerry urges steps to ensure democracy in Africa

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the US embassy in Juba, South Sudan, Friday May 2, 2014. Kerry, landing in the capital Juba on Friday, carried the threat of U.S. sanctions against prominent South Sudanese leaders if the rampant violence...

Schools in Nigeria capital closing for security

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — All schools and government offices will close in Nigeria’s capital during a three-day international conference next week, according to a presidential order that followed two bomb attacks in three weeks that killed nearly 100 people in Abuja. A...
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Column: Playoff drama sets up Heat for three-peat

Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) goes up to dunk against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) goes up to...
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Odessa police call for calm after 42 die in clash

This image made from AP video shows people carrying a scaffolding frame through fires on the ground in Odessa, Ukraine, on Friday, May 2, 2014. Deadly clashes took place in the southern Ukraine port of Odessa on Friday, triggered by Ukraine’s offensive to recapture the...
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5 cautionary signs tucked into April’s jobs report

In this April 10, 2014, photo, a sign points to a job fair on the campus of Kaplan University in Lincoln, Neb. At first glance, April’s U.S. employment report suggested that the agonizingly slow 5½-year-old economic recovery has gained new momentum. Yet several cautionary...
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Lillard’s 3 clinches series win for Portland

Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard (0) shoots his winning shot against the Houston Rockets during the last .9 of a second of game six of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series game in Portland, Ore., Friday May 2, 2014. The Trail Blazers won the series in a 99-98...

Rescuers struggle to help Afghans hit by landslide

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says rescuers and hundreds of residents from nearby areas are trying to help people in a small village in northeastern Afghanistan hit by a massive landslide. Abdullah Homayun Dehqan the director of Badakshan province’s...

Bluffton events moved indoors

BLUFFTON — Unfavorable weather has pushed Bluffton University’s May Day and commencement events inside the Sommer Center. The May Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. today. The 114th annual commencement is to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Brantley, Santana Spark Indians In 12-5 Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley homered and drove in three runs, Carlos Santana also homered and the Cleveland Indians broke a six-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Cleveland’s struggling offense, which scored 13 runs on an 0-6...