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Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

| | Apr 25 2015 - 6:13am | Comments

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

  • | Posted: Apr 6 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

  • | Posted: Apr 5 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.

  • | Posted: Apr 5 2015 - 1:00am

    This weekend and in the coming days, Christians around the world will celebrate Easter and their belief in the resurrection of Jesus. In the Philippines, intense Catholic passion plays enacted there yield photo essays year after year.

  • | Posted: Apr 5 2015 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Deep wrinkles crease Artemio Caleda’s face as he brushes his hand against a scar on the left side of his chin.

  • Posted: Apr 4 2015 - 5:12am

    Christians celebrate Holy Week

  • | Posted: Apr 4 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — For months, the U.S. economy’s strength has been flagging.

  • | Posted: Apr 4 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American trend survey.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 6:58pm

    Encouraging data on weekly unemployment benefit applications and factory orders helped lift stock indexes in afternoon trading Thursday. Telecommunications services stocks were among the biggest risers. Oil prices eased after climbing the day before. The market was coming off a two-day losing streak as traders look ahead to the start of the next round of corporate earnings beginning next week.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 6:58pm

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act is a boon to the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser said in a speech aimed at changing the tone of debate over the plan’s effects, though he offering little direct evidence.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 6:57pm

    SALT LAKE CITY — President Barack Obama said the U.S. economy is being buffeted by slowdowns overseas and made a pitch for his proposals on infrastructure, education and energy as the remedy to sustain growth.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 6:50pm

    WASHINGTON — The framework nuclear deal sealed by world powers and Iran leaves major questions: Could Iran cheat? Possibly. Would the U.S or anyone else be able to respond in time? In theory, yes. Are they prepared to use military force? Questionable.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of Republican candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush and other potential GOP rivals in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — The federal indictment against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez turns in part on prosecutors’ ability to show that the gifts and favors at the center of the case amount to bribery rather than reflections of a longtime friendship between the lawmaker and the donor.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 1:00am

    NAIROBI — Masked al-Shabab militants stormed dormitories at a university in northeastern Kenya early Thursday, killing at least 147 people in the worst terror attack on Kenyan soil in nearly two decades, officials said.

  • | Posted: Apr 3 2015 - 1:00am

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — What’s it going to take to get people to use a lot less water in drought-stricken California, the Technicolor landscape of lush yards, emerald golf courses and aquamarine swimming pools?