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Anniversary of 1st Everest climb marked as industry frets

Everest Day, marking the conquest of the world's tallest peak 62 years ago, was marked quietly by officials, people in the mountaineering business and a few climbers Friday, little more than a month after an earthquake-triggered avalanche swept the base camp and killed 19 people. The low-key gathering in Kathmandu, ...

Vatican's anti-money-laundering norms taking hold

The Vatican's financial watchdog agency says it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank. The Financial Information Authority released its annual report Friday. It showed a slight decline in the number of suspicious ...

South African rhino gets treated after poacher attack

A rhino in South Africa that survived an attack by poachers who cut off her horns, leaving a massive wound on her face, has had a setback in her medical treatment. A conservation group, Saving the Survivors, said Friday that veterinarians removed a protective mask from the rhino because she ...

The Latest: Lucic-Baroni opens play on Day 6 at French Open

The Latest from the French Open: ___ 10:50 a.m. Former tennis prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is about to open play on center court at the French Open. Now 33, the 70th-ranked Croat is bidding to reach the fourth round for the first time in Paris after upsetting 2014 runner-up Simona Halep ...

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THE LATEST: Call for revote if World Cups awarded corruptly

The Latest on FIFA developments: ___ 10:30 a.m. (0830 GMT; 4:30 a.m. EDT) Germany's Justice Minister is quoted as saying FIFA's decision to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar can't stand if it turns out that votes were bought. Swiss authorities announced this week that ...

Latest on flooding: EMS rescue 21 from houseboat in Austin

3:30 a.m. (CDT) Occupants of a houseboat that was adrift in Lake Travis in Austin were rescued early Friday. Austin-Travis County EMS say the 21 occupants of the boat were not injured and were being evacuated with rescue boats. Responders say the houseboat broke free from Sandy Creek Marina earlier ...

India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800

Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday. Meteorological officials called the heat wave "severe" and warned that it would continue for at ...

Srinath Mahankali, 11, of New York, N.Y., stands onstage before correctly spelling "sphenogram" during the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Toughest words aren't tough enough for 2 spelling bee champs

For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were the last two standing Thursday after exhausting the 25 words reserved for the final three spellers ...

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing

James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist has testified. Dr. William Reid was the first expert witness to testify about Holmes' mental state at the time of the ...

In this image taken from a surveillance camera observed from Motomura Nishi on Kuchinoerabu island, a column of black smoke rises from Mount Shindake on the island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted on the small island about 10 a.m. local time Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island. (Japan Meteorological Agency via AP) CREDIT MANDATORY

Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky

A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. One person was reported to have suffered minor burns from falling ...

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