More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets. The cawing of crows mixed with terrified screams as the worst of the aftershocks - magnitude 6.7 - pummeled the capital city. It came as planeloads of supplies, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving in this poor Himalayan nation. No deaths or injuries were reported from the early Sunday afternoon quake, but it took an emotional toll.
First survivors of Mount Everest avalanche reach Kathmandu KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal's capital on Sunday and taken to hospitals. None appeared to have life-threatening injuries. At least 17 people were killed when Saturday's avalanche, set off by the massive earthquake that struck Nepal, obliterated part of the rocky village of nylon tents, where dozens of teams were training and acclimatizing themselves to higher altitudes as they prepared to make summit attempts in the next few weeks.
Violent protests in Baltimore for man injured in custody BALTIMORE (AP) - A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile. The chaotic scene Saturday night prompted the first public remarks from Freddie Gray's twin sister, who pleaded for peace at a news conference alongside the mayor.
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Q&A: What's at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments WASHINGTON (AP) - Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity of state marriage bans, but courts across the country, with few exceptions, said its logic compelled them to invalidate state laws that prohibited gay and lesbian couples from marrying.
Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. "Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw," Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week's debate.
Iowans hear from GOP field on social issues DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in. That array of choices - a "wonderful dilemma" in the estimation of Iowa voter Bill Campbell - was on display Saturday night as Republican hopefuls wooed evangelicals with remarks that emphasized religious freedom and opposition to gay marriage.
Coast Guard: 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Coast Guard crews continued their search Sunday morning for at least four people missing in the water after a powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Alabama. The storm rolled through the area about 4 p.m. Saturday and a man was plucked from the waters by the Coast Guard around 9 p.m., Petty officer Carlos Vega said. He said crews would continue searching through later Sunday morning, when they would reassess their strategy.
Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. "It's amazing how time flies," Obama told those attending the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association on Saturday night. "Soon, the first presidential contest will take place, and I for one cannot wait to see who the Koch brothers pick. It's exciting."
Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) - The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, are rarely visited despite being a UNESCO World Heritage site like those in Egypt. Sanctions against the government of longtime President Omar al-Bashir over Sudan's long-running internal conflicts limit its access to foreign aid and donations, while also hampering tourism.
Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles NEW YORK (AP) - The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev. Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion's first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision Saturday night.