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2 mature spellers stand out among 15 left at national bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As the Scripps National Spelling Bee inched its way through the four grueling rounds that would determine the primetime finalists, two spellers seemed like young men among boys and girls. Sitting on opposite sides of the stage, veteran spellers Tejas Muthusamy and Shourav Dasari, both 14, handled their time at the microphone with ease and…

Woman Likely Froze To Death Walking To Canada

BODY FOUND IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA

1/1Freezing Conditions Likely Led To Woman’s Death Show Caption Hide Caption Associated Press A woman who may have been trying to reach Canada on foot from the United States probably froze to death in a remote part of northwestern Minnesota, authorities said. The body of 57-year-old Mavis Otuteye, who authorities believe was a citizen of Ghana in western Africa, was…

Tropical Depression Forms Near Southern Mexico

HURRICANE SEASON KICKS OFF A DAY EARLY IN THE PACIFIC

1/1The First Tropical Depression of the Season Develops In The Pacific Ocean Show Caption Hide Caption Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st for the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, but Mother Nature is a step ahead as a Tropical Depression formed near southern Mexico. The depression has formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, prompting authorities to issue a Tropical Storm…

BREAKING: Huge Explosion in Kabul, Kills 64 People

OFFICIALS REPORT 64 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND ABOUT 320 INJURED IN CAR BOMBING

1/5 Photo From Associated Press Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Photo From Associated Press Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Photo From Associated Press Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Photo From Associated Press Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Photo From Associated Press Show Caption Hide Caption KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul…

Retrieval of Mt. Everest Bodies Stirs Debate

MANY IN CLIMBING COMMUNITY QUESTION RISK VERSUS REWARD

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The Indian man wept as a helicopter landed in Nepal’s capital carrying the body of his brother, one of hundreds of climbers who have died while attempting to climb Mount Everest. The body had been left on the mountain for a year until last week, when a team of Sherpa climbers managed to recover it along…

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history.” Varela added, “His daughters and his relatives…

Storms Blamed For 11 Deaths And 70 Injuries In Moscow

STRONG WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE ALL OVER RUSSIA

1/1Trees Down In Moscow Due To Strong Winds Show Caption Hide Caption Associated Press Thunderstorms and strong winds buffeted Moscow and its surrounding areas on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring dozens, Russian officials said. Most of the fatalities were caused by falling trees. Another 70 people were injured, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. Russian television stations showed metal fences,…

Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) —Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78.He died Sunday in Key West, Florida, his family said Monday.Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and…

UK bomber said to have pleaded ‘Forgive me’ before blast

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The alleged culprit in a deadly concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: “Forgive me.” Salman Abedi was particularly upset by the killing last year of a Muslim friend whose death he believed…

Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Begins

JURY SELECTION UNDERWAY IN BILL COSBY SEXUAL ASSAULT TRIAL

Bill Cosby sexual assault trial in jury selection phase. Cosby trial in jury selection phase.   Jury selection began in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial in a Pennsylvania court room. The 79-year-old entertainer left the Pittsburgh courtroom late Monday after five of the twelve jurors were chosen. Defense attorneys demanded jury selection be moved to Pittsburgh, about 300 miles away…