• NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    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. More »NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Associated Press - 19 minutes ago

    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. More »Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

    Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate. More »San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    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. More »Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    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. More »Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

  • NBA: Hawks swoop for win over top-seeded Pacers

    AFP News - 31 minutes ago

    The Atlanta Hawks surprised the top-seeded Indiana Pacers 101-93 on Saturday in the opening game of their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Atlanta's Jeff Teague, an Indianapolis native, scored 28 points and handed out five assists to lead the Hawks to a victory and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The other Eastern Conference game on the opening day of the post-season also saw the visitors come out on top. Paul Pierce found his form in the final minutes, sparking the Brooklyn Nets to a 94-87 victory over the Raptors in Toronto. More »NBA: Hawks swoop for win over top-seeded Pacers

  • Pulis not manager of the year, say Goal Singapore readers

    GOAL.com - 37 minutes ago

    The Welshman has done brilliantly to bring Crystal Palace out of the relegation zone and into mid-table safety since taking over and has been touted as a worthy winner of the award More »Pulis not manager of the year, say Goal Singapore readers

  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 40 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather. More than 300 people are missing or dead, and the captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. More »Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather. More than 300 people are missing or dead, and the captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. More »Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

  • Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

    Associated Press - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. More »Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

  • Man detained after threats at LA Times building

    Associated Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said. More »Man detained after threats at LA Times building

  • NBA: First-round playoff results - 2nd update

    AFP News - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Results from Saturday's first-round NBA playoff games (all series best-of-seven): More »NBA: First-round playoff results - 2nd update

  • Hate crime charge in NYC attack on Sikh professor

    Associated Press - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor in an attack where young men called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police in New York City said Saturday. More »Hate crime charge in NYC attack on Sikh professor

  • Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather. More than 300 people are missing or dead, and the captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. More »Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

  • Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor

    Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday. More »Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor

  • Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather. More than 300 people are missing or dead, and the captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. More »Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Associated Press - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    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. More »13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

  • 'Black beasts' Bayern must step up in Madrid, says Guardiola

    AFP News - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    Pep Guardiola has said Bayern Munich will only beat Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final with a vastly improved display after their lacklustre Bundesliga win at bottom-side Eintracht Braunschweig. European champions Bayern ended a run of three Bundesliga games without victory with an unimpressive 2-0 win at Braunschweig on Saturday, four days before their semi-final, first-leg at Madrid's Bernabeu. "We won't reach the Champions League final unless we put in a commanding performance against Real Madrid," said Guardiola. More »'Black beasts' Bayern must step up in Madrid, says Guardiola

  • Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

    Associated Press - 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. More »Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

  • Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

    Associated Press - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 ... More »Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

  • Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

    Associated Press - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl. More »Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

  • Juan Gabriel released from Las Vegas hospital

    Associated Press - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital. More »Juan Gabriel released from Las Vegas hospital

  • Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage

    Reuters - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday. Donald, who has a dazzling record of consistency at the post-Masters event, birdied the par-three 17th and had a tap-in par at the last to card an impressive five-under-par 66. I just felt I was going to play well and obviously I did," the quiet Englishman told Golf Channel after posting an eight-under 205 total. Americans Jim Furyk, Nicholas Thompson and Ben Martin and South African Charl Schwartzel are three strokes behind, while Matt Kuchar is in contention for the fourth successive week among a five-strong group on four under and ready to pounce if Donald stumbles on Sunday. More »Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage

  • 10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

    Associated Press - 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather. More »10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

  • Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather. More than 300 people are missing or dead, and the captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. More »Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

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