Quacking duck ringtone helps firefighter rescue ducklings
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.
Newgarden claims first IndyCar Series win not far from home
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden held off a hard-charging Graham Rahal on Sunday in the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his first IndyCar Series victory.
As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons
Kerry to see Iranian FM as nuke talks hit end phase
NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month.
Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear
Orioles get 20 hits in 18-7 rout of Red Sox
Memphis G Conley to miss Game 4 in Portland
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Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife
Scientists camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
SBS presenter fired for Anzac tweets
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for disrespectful tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.
Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp
Frances president warns that anti-Semitism and racism are still here on a commemorative visit to the site of Frances only Nazi concentration camp.
Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.
Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue
Hope over child malaria vaccine tests
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.
Syria Islamists take northern town
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
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With new Joker, many memes launched
Love it or hate it, Jared Letos interpretation of the Joker is an internet sensation.
Shots fired at Lil Wayne tour bus
Gunshots were fired at rapper Lil Waynes tour bus early Sunday in Atlanta.
Karaoke can make your career
Anthony Bourdain travels to South Korea, where hes reminded of the countrys voracious appetite for a good time.
Tasting the 'soup of death'
Anthony Bourdain meets up with Mark Yin, a former member of Korean hip-hop group Drunken Tiger, for a bowl of bugs on Parts Unknown.
40 most beautiful places in South Korea
In South Korea there are places where travel photographers fall in love, and go back to again and again.
Everest avalanche caught on camera hitting climbers
A photographer captured the moment an avalanche on Mt. Everest barreled into a group of people.
Huge war games begin off UK
Huge military exercises are underway off and around Britains coast, but NATO insists they are not a deliberate response to the Russian militarys increasingly brazen behavior.
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Supreme Court set to hear same sex marriage arguments
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'WE MADE MISTAKES' Clinton Foundation opens up on contributions, filings
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NEW HOSTAGE POLICY? Report: Panel wants WH to let families pay ransom
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BIRTHDAY BOY DIES 6-yr-old whose request for cards went viral had tumor
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Church axes pig wrestling event after critics squeal
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France detains 3 new suspects in thwarted church attack probe
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It looks good, but is it?
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iconThe Washington Post

Assad’s hold on power looks shakier than ever as rebels advance in Syria
BEIRUT — A surge of rebel gains in Syria is overturning long-held assumptions about the durability of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, which now appears at greater risk of collapse than at any time in the past three years.Read full article
Climbers trapped on Mount Everest ‘are getting desperate’
ITANAGAR, India — Helicopter teams began evacuating critically injured climbers at Mount Everest’s base camp Sunday morning, but the effort came to an abrupt halt when a significant new aftershock triggered more avalanches and fears of additional casualties at the
In a country where the leader gets 96 percent of the vote, what’s next?
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — In a nation where the president won his last election with 96 percent of the vote, not even Kazakhstan’s pro-government media bothered to cover the campaign this time around.“We know the result. It’s not interesting for people,”
More than 1,900 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal
ITANAGAR, India — At nightfall, Nepal’s capital became a tent city, as thousands of residents displaced by Saturday’s devastating earthquake stayed in their dark gardens and out on the cracked streets and lanes, afraid to go back inside because of
Ukraine’s military mobilization undermined by draft dodgers
KIEV, Ukraine — As the country’s eastern conflict drags into a second year, Ukraine’s military leaders are trying to learn from past mistakes. They are trying to be better trained and prepared, because no one knows when the warm weather
World crises may be multiplying, but campaign turns Britain further inward
LONDON — Less than two weeks before British elections, the race remains wide open, with half a dozen or more plausible permutations of what this country’s next government could look like. And for Washington, which has gazed across the Atlantic
After months of scandals, new rules in Mexico to tackle corruption
MEXICO CITY — One day, it’s police and soldiers killing civilians. The next, top government officials lapping up perks of wealth and power. After months of scandals and public outcry, the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto has endorsed new
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Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes
(Reuters) - The Clinton Foundations acting chief executive admitted on Sunday that the charity had made mistakes on how it listed government donors on its tax returns and said it was working to make sure it does not happen in
German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday to maintain contact during talks between Athens and its lenders to reach a debt deal, a Greek government official said.
Deutsche Bank first-quarter profit falls by half as legal charges bite
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Banks earnings fell by half in the first quarter, a greater-than-expected drop as hefty legal charges eroded gains in investment banking revenue, while it prepares to unveil details of a strategic overhaul.
No military solution to boat migrant crisis: U.N. chief to paper
ROME (Reuters) - There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety
Yemen minister rejects peace talks call from ex-president
LONDON (Reuters) - Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen on Sunday rejected a call for peace talks issued by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and said a Saudi-led military operation against Houthi militia had not ended.
Russia's Putin says taking Crimea righted historical injustice
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscows seizure of Crimea righted a historical injustice, according to news agency reports on Sunday citing a new documentary film.
Car bombs, suicide attack kill at least 22 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed in explosions across Iraq on Sunday, including a suicide car bomb attack on a military post in western Anbar province, police and medical sources said.
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Lawyers facing off on gay marriage poised to make history
A decision to either bolster or cripple the gay rights marriage campaign rests with them.       
#YourNomz: What are you eating?
Show us what snacking on or eating right now.       
Mount Everest base camp doctor among victims
Marisa Eve Girawong of New Jersey was among at least 18 killed in an avalanche in Nepal.     
Israel launches airstrike on Syrian border after seeing bomb
Military said troops saw terrorists approach the border with an explosive.       
After months of captivity in Cleveland, the appeal of death
Playing a dangerous game of Russian roulette with kidnapper Ariel Castro       
After a decade of terror, Cleveland captives on their scars — and futures
For Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, a story of terror, tedium - and survival       
U.S., several nations gear up Nepal earthquake disaster response
Several nations have begun sending aid to Nepal after devastating earthquake.       
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Flying High: Man Arrested at Airport With 18 Pounds of Pot: Cops
A Bronx man was arrested at LaGuardia Airport for attempting to board a flight with 18 pounds of marijuana in his luggage, police said.
Israel Says It Launched Airstrike at Syrian Border
The Israeli military said it launched airstrikes and neutralized an imminent attack by bomb-carrying militants along the Israeli-Syrian border.
Clinton Foundation Admits 'Mistakes' in Tax Returns
The acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation said Sunday there were mistakes on its tax returns but says its total revenue was accurately reported.
Loved Ones Mourn Baltimore Man Who Died After Arrest
Mourners filed quietly in and out of Vaughn Greene East Funeral Home to honor Freddie Gray, who died April 19, a week after his arrest.
25 Dead in Peshawar Storm, Hundreds Injured
At least 25 people died and many more injured when a powerful windstorm, coupled with rain and hail, ripped through Peshawar in northwest Pakistan.
Sisters Survive 2 Weeks on Girl Scout Cookies, Cheese Puffs
Two sisters whose SUV got stranded in a remote part of Michigan spent two weeks surviving on melted snow, Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs.
Kathmandu's Historic Dharahara Tower Destroyed
The nine-story Dharahara Tower was built by Nepals royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument.
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A Son of Football Calls His Mother
Patrick Risha was born into a football family in a football-first community and he became an Ivy League star. But after he graduated, there were signs that something was off.
Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market
About 20 percent of 2010 graduates have jobs that do not require a law license, a new study shows, and only 40 percent are working in law firms.
Israel Says Airstrike on Syrian Border Targeted Militants
Israels military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.
Jeep Safety Still Shadows Fiat Chrysler
Regulators are considering whether to reopen an investigation into Jeeps with rear gas tanks, despite Fiat Chrysler’s agreement two years ago to recall some of the affected models.
Fear, Loss and Devastation in Katmandu
Residents were on a difficult search for safety in a city where thousands have died and homes and temples have been reduced to rubble.
Nepal Earthquake Poses Challenge to International Aid Agencies
International agencies, even those with staff members on the ground, face logistical hurdles in distributing aid, as the United States, India and China all initiated their own relief efforts.
Maps: Aftershocks Continue in Nepal
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Clinton Foundation Admits Missteps in Donor Disclosure
Yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, Clinton aide says
Here’s What People Want the New Royal Baby to Be Named
Prince George is expected to have a sibling any day
Russian Hackers Read Some of Obama’s Email, Report Says
The hackers did not access any highly-classified information
WWII Vet Who Flew on D-Day Skydives to Celebrate 95th Birthday
Youre sitting there, and you can see everything below you. Its beautiful
Man Sidetracked by Tater Tots During Suspected Robbery Attempt
The man was awoken when a woman tried to escape her home, police say
See 9 Stunning Photos From the Volcano Eruption in Chile
It was the volcanos first eruption in more than four decades
Russia Jails 3 Women for Twerking Next to WWII Memorial
They were found guilty of hooliganism and sentenced to between 10 and 15 days in jail
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Bernice Cohen Waldbaum, widow of one of Waldbaum's founders, head of foundation, dies at 87
Bernice Cohen Waldbaum, whom family called a headstrong woman ahead of her time and the not-so-silent partner in one Americas most storied grocery store chains, has died. She was 87.
Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor, and Oskar Groening, ex-Nazi guard on trial, embrace
A Holocaust survivor and a former Nazi guard did something totally unexpected: They embraced.
Long Islander Eva Casale finishes 150-mile run from NYC to Montauk
She made it!
Suffolk police: TD bank in Shirley robbed a third time
Suffolk County police are investigating a robbery at a Shirley bank that took place Sunday about noon -- the third robbery at that location since March.
Chris Christie is who he is
The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate
Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor, and Oskar Groning, ex-Nazi guard on trial, embrace
A Holocaust survivor and a former Nazi guard did something totally unexpected: They embraced.
Hempstead man charged in thefts of rooftop heating and air-conditioning parts, police say
A Hempstead man was held in lieu of a $55,000 bond or $27,500 cash Sunday in connection with six incidents involving the removal of rooftop air conditioner parts in Hempstead.
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