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How to help Nepal earthquake victims

2 hours 30 min ago

An empty coffin rests next the ghats of the Bagmati River, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. An earthquake hit Nepal centered outside Kathmandu on Saturday, the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. Here's a look at humanitarian efforts under way in Nepal and how to donate online:


Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man

2 hours 34 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — A night of violence gave way to a day of mourning Sunday for a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

Baltimore baseball fans urged to stay in stadium due to protests: social media

2 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters) - A message on a scoreboard at a Baltimore baseball game has asked fans to stay at Camden Yards as protests continue outside the stadium, according to social media. The scoreboard said the city's mayor and the police department had asked "all fans to remain inside the ballpark until further notice," according to photos posted to Twitter and a report from local television station WBAL. (Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by David Gregorio)

Baltimore man who died in police custody mourned at wake

2 hours 41 min ago

A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreBy Shannon Stapleton BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Mourners gathered at a Baltimore funeral home on Sunday to remember a 25-year-old black man who died a week ago while in police custody, an unexplained death that brought thousands to the city's downtown to protest police violence. The wake for Freddie Gray on Sunday afternoon came the day after the largest demonstration yet since he died on April 19 and two weeks after a foot chase with patrol officers, his eventual arrest and his ride in a police transport van. Anthony Batts, the city's police commissioner, said on Friday that officers who detained Gray failed to give him timely medical attention for a spinal injury he suffered while in custody. The head of the Baltimore police union said this assertion was premature and apparently "politically driven." Gray joined a growing number of black men who have died under questionable circumstances during police encounters in recent months.


Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

2 hours 58 min ago

Well-wishers congratulate regatta participant Robert Luiten of Mobile, Ala., in blue shirt, on word that his son, Leonard Luiten, was found several hours after their boat capsized in a storm Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Dauphin Island, Ala. The Coast Guard says five people are missing after several sailboats participating in a regatta capsized during a storm in Mobile Bay Saturday. (AP Photo/Mike Kittrell, AL.com)DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Coast Guard crews continued searching Sunday for five people missing in the water after recovering two bodies following a powerful storm that capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Alabama.


New Castle County Police investigating death of 20-year-old

3 hours 17 min ago

New Castle County Police investigating death of 20-year-oldNew Castle County Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man.


Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

3 hours 22 min ago

Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500Tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.


Ohio in a minority as high court weighs same-sex marriage

3 hours 40 min ago

Kelly Noe, left, listens to her partner Kelly McCraken speak to supporters during a send-off event in support of plaintiffs in gay marriage cases that will be argued April 28before the U.S. Supreme Court on the steps of City Hall in downtown Cincinnati, Friday, April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)CINCINNATI (AP) — While Ohio has traditionally been a national bellwether politically, the state now finds itself in the minority on same-sex marriage heading into Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments.


'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different

3 hours 43 min ago

 Black Ops 3," the third installment in Treyarch’s military shooter saga, scheduled for release Nov. 6. (Activision via AP)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits.


U.S. mulls ransom policy for families of overseas hostages: ABC TV

3 hours 46 min ago
The Obama administration is considering changing a U.S. policy prohibiting families of hostages held overseas from making ransom payments to abductors, according to a television report on Sunday. "Under recommendations contained in an ongoing White House review of U.S. hostage policy, there will be absolutely zero chance ... of any family member of an American-held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," according to the report aired on ABC's "This Week." The report said three senior U.S. officials told of the policy review, but it did not indicate when a decision might be made. A White House official contacted by Reuters would not comment on the ABC report. Last year, U.S. military forces unsuccessfully tried to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages thought to be in eastern Syria only to find that they had been moved.

Storied NYC college awaits results of attorney general probe

3 hours 46 min ago

Cooper Union's Foundation Building with its clock tower, one of the tallest in lower Manhattan when it was erected in 1859, rise above tree tops in Cooper Square Park, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in New York. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which produced alumni like Thomas Edison and World Trade Center planner Daniel Libeskind while remaining tuition-free for generations is awaiting the results of a probe that could expose financial mismanagement and tarnish its reputation. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations.


Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

3 hours 47 min ago

In this April 10, 2015 photo, an eager Spotted Salamander crosses the road to get to its breeding pool, on North Lincoln Street in Keene, N.H. Frogs, salamanders and toads have a shorter window for their annual migration to the temporary vernal pools where they breed thanks to this year's late spring and the trend toward hotter and dryer summers. (Brett Amy Thelen/Harris Center for Conservation Education via AP)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.


Correction: Nepal-Earthquake Warning story

3 hours 50 min ago

 Map locates a deadly earthquake in Nepal. ; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;In a story April 26 about a gathering of earthquakes experts a week before the Nepal quake, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one expert. His name is Hari Kumar, not Hari Ghi. The story also misspelled the name of his company, which is GeoHazards International, not Geohazards International.


Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

3 hours 55 min ago

Jonathon Keats poses in his "millennium camera" exhibit at the Mead Art Museum on the Amherst College campus Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Amherst, Mass. Keats, a San Francisco-based writer who describes himself as an experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a camera he plans to perch atop a church-less steeple on the Amherst College campus, hoping the device will chronicle climate change by making a 1,000-year-long photograph of the Holyoke Range in western Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years.


Two dead, five boaters missing after storm hits Alabama

3 hours 59 min ago
(Reuters) - At least two people are dead and five are missing after a powerful storm capsized several vessels off the Alabama coast, including sailboats participating in a regatta, Coast Guard officials said on Sunday. One of the bodies of those killed was found on Sunday morning and the other was located the night before in or near the waters in Mobile Bay, where severe weather struck the Dauphin Island regatta on Saturday afternoon, said Coast Guard Captain Duke Walker. Crews using rescue vessels and aircraft searched through the night for the missing people, covering 1,779 sq miles by Sunday morning, Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said.

Expert: Lift accidents like one at Sugarloaf are rare

4 hours 12 min ago
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A national expert says Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort was the only ski area in the nation to have a serious lift malfunction involving injuries this season.

3 Americans Among Thousands Dead in Nepal Earthquake

4 hours 30 min ago
Google executive, doctor among those killed.

PHOTOS: Nepal earthquake: Inside the aftermath

4 hours 35 min ago

 Inside the aftermathA look inside areas devastated by the powerful quake that struck Saturday in Nepal, causing widespread deaths, leveling homes and temples and triggering avalanches.


NYPD's Bratton: Less tension between city officials, union

4 hours 37 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there's "much less tension" between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.