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  • French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is holding a moment of remembrance inside a former gas chamber to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters killed in the only Nazi concentration camp on French…

  • Washington Everest team loses medic as result of avalanche

    SEATTLE (AP) — A member of a Seattle-based climbing group’s Everest team died Saturday as a result of an avalanche that hit the mountain following the Nepal earthquake, but several other climbing organizations reported that…

  • Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for leader in runoff

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are voting for a leader in a runoff that pits moderate independent Mustafa Akinci against hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu. Sunday’s poll will determine who Turkish Cypriots will entrust…

  • Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills nearly 2,000

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Planeloads of aid material, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people…

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to…

  • Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before ‘Goodfellas’ shoot

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick “Goodfellas.” On the red carpet, star Ray Liotta recalled…

  • LEADING OFF: Astros go for 1st sweep vs. A’s, Volquez active

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ NOT SO ONE-SIDED The most lopsided matchup in baseball history is getting a little more even. Despite losing the first two games of…

  • Home-ice advantage overrated in Wild-Blues series

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — NHL teams play all season for home-ice advantage. Only to give it away. It hasn’t meant much at all in the Wild-Blues first-round Western Conference series. The teams have traded victories…

  • The 1st round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBron

    The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James. He’s never lost a first-round series. His teams are 39-7 in first-round games. And when Cleveland visits Boston in Game 4 of…

  • Rangers squander scoring opportunities in 4-1 loss to Angels

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers clearly don’t expect Josh Hamilton to solve their problems on offense, and Los Angeles Angels fans can attest to the wisdom of that attitude. Yet while the Rangers…

  • Memphis G Conley injured in Game 3

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Memphis guard Mike Conley left Saturday night’s Game 3 of the opening-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a facial injury. Conley, who had 14 points, went down on the…

  • Seattle’s 3 errors contribute to 8-5 loss to Minnesota Twins

    SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon can accept an opponent beating his team. What he has trouble with is his team beating itself. Seattle committed three errors to go along with two wild pitches…

  • More aftershocks as aid begins arriving

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night outdoors under a chilly sky were jolted awake Sunday by strong aftershocks from a powerful, magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed nearly 2,000…

  • Japan’s prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s itinerary for his weeklong U.S. visit beginning Sunday will showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo’s defeat in World War II, while promoting a political…

  • Escobar’s HR leads Twins’ balanced 8-5 win over Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — Minnesota pitcher Trevor May could not avoid a line drive but it could have been worse. May exited in the fourth inning Saturday night when Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager’s liner smacked…