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Everest Avalanches Sweep Same Deadly Path Where Sherpas Perished

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Fresh ice avalanches struck on a perilous route where 16 Everest sherpas were killed last week, hiking officials said on Friday, making it almost certain that no one will summit the world's highest mountain from Nepal during this year's climbing season.<p>"Teams are leaving, it's …

Mountaineering

South Korean shipwreck survivors: Passengers told 'don't move' as ship sank

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.<p>"Don't move," a voice warned, according to a recording obtained by CNN affiliate YTN. "If …

Olympian Ian Thorpe Released from Hospital After Serious Infection

<b>Update from Wednesday, April 30</b><p>Ian Thorpe, five-time Olympic champion in the pool, has taken a significant step toward recovery from a serious infection that required intensive care.<p>Reuters reported via the <i>Guardian</i> on Wednesday:<p>Five-times Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has been released from a …

Intensive Care

Korean reunions resume after Pyongyang accord

Agreement between North and South allows group of elderly South Koreans to cross border to meet long-lost siblings and relatives<p>A group of 82 elderly South Koreans gathered at a coastal resort before crossing into North Korea for the first reunion in more than three years for the peninsula's …

Obama to propose $1B climate fund

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to set up a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” in his proposed budget next month.<p>Obama is traveling to Fresno, Calif., on Friday to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions, including …

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sochi but Were Too Distracted by Toilet Photos to Ask

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the news about the Winter Olympic Games, you prob­ably think So­chi is a pothole-rid­den vil­lage with no clean wa­ter or …

Death Toll From Deep Freeze Tops 20; Warm-Up Is Coming

The deaths of at least 21 people are now being blamed on the winter storms and severe cold weather that have gripped much of the nation since late last week, The Associated Press reported early Wednesday.<p>At least half have been attributed to weather-related traffic accidents. The wire service adds …

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Historians tend to rate JFK as a good president, not a great one. But Americans consistently give him the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Why?<p>Among the many monuments to John F. Kennedy, perhaps the most striking is the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, in the …

Associated Press News

The student debt bubble isn’t bursting

While banks pull out of student loan business, the government is still making bank on student debtors<p>News that Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase will cease to make student loans next month, whispers about the much-anticipated burst of the vast student loan bubble are growing louder.<p>And while …

Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

Neuroscience

America's 10 Deadliest Jobs

If your work day sometimes seems to consist of nothing but boring meetings, coffee spills, and computer glitches, consider yourself lucky.<p>Each year thousands of U.S. workers die from injuries on the job. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows a …