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  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics…

  • Volvo ocean race heading for thrilling leg finish in Newport

    ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — After two weeks and nearly 4,000 nautical miles of sailing, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was still locked together on Sunday with any of the six boats in with a chance…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Baltimore relieved by charges, weary of curfew as final night of restrictions approaches BALTIMORE (AP) — People seeking racial justice and rebuilding for Baltimore planned a day of prayer and healing, even as others chafed…

  • Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

    BEIJING (AP) — A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the…

  • Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election

    LONDON (AP) — Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain’s general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party could bring Britain a…

  • Quake hobbles Nepal, so villagers fend for selves

    POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) — Knock-kneed children drag scavenged sleeping mats into tarpaulin tents. Grandmothers clear rocks from demolition sites once called homes. And prodigal sons who rushed home to comfort their mothers are building new…

  • IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite militia.…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — House Speaker…

  • The Latest on Nepal: 51 bodies recovered on trekking route

    2:30 p.m. (0845 GMT) Rescuers have found 51 bodies in a village on a popular trekking route over the weekend, including six foreigners. Government administrator Gautam Rimal says the remains were dug up in the…

  • Survey finds lower wage workers have longest commutes in D.C. area

  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other…

  • Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby’s name

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s newborn princess has spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace — but the guessing game continues over what her name will be. It’s possible she will be named Sunday…

  • Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Meher Khuda Sabar, an official in the Refugee…

  • S. Korea confirms college student held in N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted…

  • The nation’s weather

    Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, May 03, 2015 An area of low pressure will skim across the northern tier of the country on Sunday, while a ridge of high pressure will build over the eastern…