13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Saturday, 19 April 2014 21:30
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 remained missing, and searchers were working quickly to find them in case weather conditions deteriorated, said Maddhu Sunan Burlakoti, head of the Nepalese government's mountaineering department.
At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter
Saturday, 19 April 2014 20:15
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises. In Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, a co-chairman of the self-appointed Donetsk People's Republic, which is demanding broader regional powers and closer ties to Russia, vowed that insurgents will continue occupying government offices until the new pro-Western Kiev government is…
Bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers
Saturday, 19 April 2014 20:15
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…
Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings
Saturday, 19 April 2014 19:15
By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) - Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback. Starting this September, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume mailings at five-year intervals to workers who have not signed up to view their statements online, an agency spokesman told Reuters. The statements will be sent to workers at ages 25, 30,…
Obamacare website flagged in Heartbleed review
Saturday, 19 April 2014 14:16
WASHINGTON -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government's Heartbleed review is ongoing, the officials…
Sen. Lamar Alexander: GOP wants to be the "iPhone party"
Saturday, 19 April 2014 14:16
When it comes to their ideas for growing the economy and creating jobs, "Republicans are the enablers and Democrats are the mandators," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Saturday in the weekly Republican address. Alexander compared his party to an iPhone, saying they want to create an environment and a platform that allows people to thrive rather than dictating how they should behave. "Republicans want to enable you. We want to be the iPhone party. We…
White House on petition to deport Justin Bieber: No comment
Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:00
WASHINGTON -- The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment. Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking Obama to revoke his green card. That's far more than required to merit an official response through the White House's "We the People" program. The White House says it's sorry to disappoint, but it won't be commenting. It's citing…
Lamar Alexander: GOP wants to be the "iPhone party"
Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:00
April 19, 2014, 10:34 AM|Tennessee Republican senator says Republicans want to empower people to grow and innovate, while Democrats are more concerned with dictating behavior.
Obama offers Easter, Passover greetings
Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:00
April 19, 2014, 10:40 AM|President Obama offers his well wishes to Americans celebrating religious holidays during his weekly address.
Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China. Each of the four countries on Obama's itinerary — Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines — has a dispute with Beijing over islands in the South and East China Seas. Their leaders will be weighing Obama's willingness to support…
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