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End of hope in Everest search

Sunday, 20 April 2014 21:15
KATHMANDU — Rescuers have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after the deadliest ever accident on Nepal's Mount Everest killed at least 13 and shocked the mountaineering world. Snow and huge chunks of ice swept down the perilous and crevasse-riddled Khumbu Icefall on Friday as guides ferried supplies to upper camps for foreign climbers trying to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain. Helicopter searches and teams scouring the area…
No way out: 'Temp' jobs become forever
Sunday, 20 April 2014 21:15
For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it’s a dead-end route. With full-time work hard to find, these workers have built temping into a de facto career, minus vacation, sick days or insurance. The assignments might be temporary — a few months here, a year there — but labor economists warn that companies’ growing hunger for a workforce they…
Brand names that appear in NY standardized tests vex parents
Sunday, 20 April 2014 21:15
Barbie and Nike are among the easily recognizable product names that have appeared on standardized tests in New York taken by grades three through eight.AP NEW YORK – "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests. Brands including Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers showed up on the tests more than…
TARGETING OREGON GOP to use poor health law rollout in Senate push
Sunday, 20 April 2014 21:15
FILE: March 19, 2014: Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby at a candidate forum in Lake Oswego, Ore.AP Democratic-leaning Oregon seems like an unexpected place for Republicans to advance their efforts to win control of the Senate this year. But with a strong candidate in a state with arguably the worst ObamaCare rollout in the country, Washington Republicans think they have a winning strategy. A Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide Oregon office in…
'HERE TO PROTECT' Boston ramps up security ahead of Marathon
Sunday, 20 April 2014 21:15
BOSTON – In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners — easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets — picked up last-minute supplies for what will be the second-largest field in the race's history. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT But even as runners focused on the exhilaration of crossing the finish line, the festive atmosphere was inevitably tinged with…
Bipartisan call for tougher sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine violence
Sunday, 20 April 2014 21:15
A Democrat and Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ignored U.S. and European pleas to withdraw military troops from Ukraine and called for tougher economic sanctions, following a deadly shootout this weekend. "I don't think Putin really believes we're going to punish them in that way," Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker, the committee's senior Republican member, said on NBC's "Meet the Press.
FBI ISSUES WARNINGUS students abroad are espionage activity targets
Sunday, 20 April 2014 20:01
Three years ago, former college student Glenn Shriver, pictured here, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit espionage for a foreign government and was sentenced to a four-year term in federal prison.FBI.gov The FBI has issued a stern warning to U.S. college students studying abroad: Beware of foreign intelligence officers who are discreetly targeting young, often naive Americans for espionage activities. Glenn Shriver seemed like any other adventure-seeking college student -- embarking on a study abroad…
PUTIN IGNORING PLEAS?Call for more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Sunday, 20 April 2014 20:01
A Democrat and Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ignored U.S. and European pleas to withdraw military troops from Ukraine and called for tougher economic sanctions, following a deadly shootout this weekend. "I don't think Putin really believes we're going to punish them in that way," Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker, the committee's senior Republican member, said on NBC's "Meet the Press.
Celebrating Easter _ and creativity_ in New York with festive hats and whimsical costumes
Sunday, 20 April 2014 19:00
Dressed for the occasion, Paul Nagle, left, poses for photographs as he takes take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)The Associated Press Dressed for the occasion, Sara Bender, left, and Gin Minsky, right, take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Boston ramps up security ahead of Marathon
Sunday, 20 April 2014 19:00
BOSTON – In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners — easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets — picked up last-minute supplies for what will be the second-largest field in the race's history. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT But even as runners focused on the exhilaration of crossing the finish line, the festive atmosphere was inevitably tinged with…