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Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:46 AM

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. The Everest climbing season began March 2014 with new rules that require climbers to bring down at least eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of their personal garbage, and more security officials at the mountain's base camp to help climbers. More than 4,000 climbers have scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit since it was conquered in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay. Over the years, climbers have left tons of garbage on the slopes on the mountain, and some have called it the "world's highest garbage dump." (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.


Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:45 AM

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.

Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:44 AM

Filipino penitent Ruben Enaje, who has portrayed as Jesus Christ for 27 times, reacts as a nail is removed from his hand after being crucified during Good Friday rituals on March 29, 2013 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember Jesus Christ's suffering and death, an annual rite rejected by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.


Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:37 AM

St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) scores the game-winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) during the third overtime in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-3 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.


Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:32 AM

Former President Bill Clinton and actor Kevin Spacey on stage together at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man that recently found out he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton.


Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:32 AM

Front page from a local newspaper announcing the death of Colombian Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Cali, Colombia, on April 17, 2014Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author whose "magical realism" told epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, has died at the age of 87. Known affectionately as "Gabo," the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" was one of the world's most popular Latin American novelists and the godfather of a literary movement that witnessed a continent in turmoil. The longtime journalist was a colorful character who befriended Cuban leader Fidel Castro, was once punched by fellow Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and joked that he wrote to make his friends love him. "The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers," US President Barack Obama said.


Views differ of imam accused in terror case

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:31 AM

FILE - In this March 28, 2003 file photo, radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London. Mustafa faces charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., and by helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Jury selection for his terrorism trial begins in New York on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney.


Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:30 AM

Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) celebrates his game winning goal against the Minnesota Wild with Tyson Barrie (4) during the fourth period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Denver. Colorado beat Minnesota 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER (AP) — Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.


Gunmen kill 20 in attack on S. Sudan UN base

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:29 AM

File picture shows United Nations peacekeepers guarding the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) camp in Bor, the state capital of South Sudan's power-key eastern state of JongleiAt least 20 people were killed and another 70 injured by gunmen posing as peaceful protestors who stormed a UN base in South Sudan, the US ambassador to the world body said. Samantha Power strongly condemned Thursday's "brazen, inhuman attack on unarmed civilians" where 5,000 people are sheltering inside the base of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in the war-ravaged town of Bor. "The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as UN Mission in South Sudan sites and personnel," Power said. "This latest outrage against the people of South Sudan is an affront to the international community and violates fundamental principles of civilian protection," Power said, adding that UNMISS sites should be considered "inviolable".


Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:28 AM

San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) celebrates with Joe Pavelski, left, after Vlasic scored against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 17, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.


South Korea investigates capsized ferry crew as rescue hampered by tides

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:27 AM

South Korean medics help a collapsed family member of a missing passenger who was on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, as she cries while waiting for news from a rescue team, at a gym in JindoBy Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Strong tides and murky waters off South Korea's southwest coast were hampering efforts on Friday to find survivors from a ferry accident over 48 hours previously that left hundreds of passengers missing, most of them high school students. Twenty eight passengers are officially listed as dead, 179 have been rescued and 268 are missing, presumed trapped in the stricken vessel, out of 475 passengers and crew bound from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju. Our people are just touching the hull with their hands," Kim Chun-il, a diver from Undine Marine Industries, told relatives gathered near the site of the rescue effort in the port city of Jindo. The captain, Lee Joon-seok, faces criminal investigation, which is standard procedure in South Korea.


Masters contender Kuchar shares PGA Heritage lead

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:22 AM

Matt Kuchar hits a tee shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 17, 2014 in Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaHilton Head Island (United States) (AFP) - Matt Kuchar carried on his good form from the Masters to fire a five-under par 66 for a share of the first-round lead at the $5.8 million US PGA Heritage. Fellow Americans Scott Langley and William McGirt, each seeking a first tour triumph, were level with Kuchar after 18 holes at Harbour Town, two shots ahead of Harris English. Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old talent who shared second-place honors at Augusta National last week, was in a pack of 15 players on 69. Four days after briefly sharing the lead in the final round of the Masters with Spieth and eventual winner Bubba Watson, world number six Kuchar was back in contention just a few hours down the road.


Six killed in Everest avalanche

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:18 AM

Mountaineers look out from the summit of Mount Everest, May 23, 2013At least six climbers have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, with all of the dead believed to be Nepalese sherpas working on the peak ahead of the start of the climbing season, officials said Monday. "Rescuers have already retrieved four bodies and they are now trying to pull out two more bodies that are buried under snow," Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told AFP. The avalanche occurred at around 6:45 am (0100 GMT) at an altitude of about 5,800 metres (19,000 feet) in an area known as the "popcorn field" which lies on the route into the treacherous Khumbu icefall, Sherpa said. An executive at a US climbing company told CNN that the avalanche had struck while guides were preparing the route for mountaineers.


Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:12 AM

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. Investigators said Collier was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass., by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a botched attempt to obtain his gun several days after the twin explosions. Collier will be remembered on the first anniversary of his death in a ceremony at MIT Friday morning, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's Office, File)BOSTON (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen.


Captain not at helm of capsized Korean ferry

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:12 AM

A woman confronts police chief Choi Sang Han (C) as relatives of missing passengers aboard a capsized ferry express frustration at conflicting reports of progress in the ongoing rescue and recovery operation, in Jindo on April 18, 2014Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel. More than 48 hours after the 6,825-tonne Sewol suddenly listed and then sank, a small of army of more than 500 exhausted divers -- battling powerful currents in almost zero visibility -- have yet to obtain any access to the ferry's interior.


Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:59 PM

South Korean rescue team members prepare to search for passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Fears rose Thursday for the fate of more than 280 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTMOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.


Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:54 PM

A U.S Navy P-8 Poseidon prepares to takes off from Perth International Airport en route to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in Perth, Australia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. (AP Photo/Theron Kirkman)PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane.


Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:51 PM

President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:45 PM

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - FILE - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.


Avalanche sweeps Everest; 4-5 believed buried

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:35 PM

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. The Everest climbing season began March 2014 with new rules that require climbers to bring down at least eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of their personal garbage, and more security officials at the mountain's base camp to help climbers. More than 4,000 climbers have scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit since it was conquered in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay. Over the years, climbers have left tons of garbage on the slopes on the mountain, and some have called it the "world's highest garbage dump." (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, and at least five climbers are feared buried, officials said.


Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:27 PM

Brad Pustejovsky is hugged by his wife Dolores as he answers a reporters question about his brother Joey Pustejovsky, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas. Joey was a volunteer firefighter in West, who was killed one year ago fighting a fire at a fertilizer plant that would later explode. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)WEST, Texas (AP) — Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."


Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:24 PM

A woman shows a book by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez for sale next to a book by Fidel Castro at a state-run bookstore in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, who died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday, became a hero to the Latin American left as an early ally of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.


US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:18 PM

File picture shows a worker sorting oranges at a grove in FloridaA citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon. "It feels we are losing the fight," said Ellis Hunt, the head of a family-run citrus farm spread over about 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) in the central Florida town of Lake Wales. Citrus greening disease has become such a problem this year that the US government has lowered its forecast for the upcoming harvest four times.


Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:16 PM

In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. The FNPI was founded by Garcia Marquez. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.


Venture investments highest since 2001

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:10 PM

A girl touches the sign outside the Gabriel Garcia Marquez cultural center in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. (AP Photo/Diana Sanchez)Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:


Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:07 PM

In this March 6, 2014 photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:02 PM

In this Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, Sept. 11 accused conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammad confers with defense attorney Cheryl Bormann, in black abaya prior to hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Thursday April 17, 2014. An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay. (AP PHOTO/Janet Hamlin, Pool)GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.


Today in History

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:00 PM

Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.

Stanford takes 1-shot lead over Wie at LPGA LOTTE

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:57 PM

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday.

'Pit bull' Pistorius prosecutor shines in court

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:49 PM

Chief prosecutor in the murder trial of South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Gerrie Nel, gestures during cross-examination at the high court in Pretoria, on April 14, 2014Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa's beleaguered public sector. Forensic geologist Doctor Roger Dixon is a clever man, but when he slinked out of the witness box on Thursday after two days of withering cross-examination at the hands of South Africa's favourite "pit bull" prosecutor, he looked a little less smart. "What does a pit bull do? Nel, already well known in South Africa before taking this case, has excelled in Pistorius's murder trial thanks to his sharp eye for detail and his take-no-prisoners approach.


Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:44 PM

Plaintiff Michael Egan takes questions from to the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, April 17, 2014. A sex abuse lawsuit by Egan, a former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement that the claims are absurd and defamatory. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.


Stanford takes lead at LPGA LOTTE tournament

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:42 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday.

Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:40 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday.

South Korea coastguard denies divers have entered capsized ship

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:18 PM

South Korea's coastguard said on Friday divers have not yet entered the hull of the capsized ferry where more than 270 people, most of them school children on a field trip, are missing. South Korea's YTN television earlier said divers had entered the hull and were searching the dining hall and cafeteria of the Sewol ferry where many of the passengers were believed to be at the time of Wednesday's accident.

Japan PM talks to U.S. Vice President Biden about Ukraine, trade

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:16 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by telephone to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on topics including the situation in Ukraine and trade negotiations, an Obama administration official said. U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but that Washington and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Moscow if the situation fails to improve. The U.S. official said the phone conversation touched on Obama's April 23-25 visit to Japan, talks on the U.S. ...

Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:02 PM

New York Rangers' Derick Brassard, left, and Anton Stralman, right, celebrate with Mats Zuccarello after Zuccarello scored a goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth.


Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:01 PM

Residents pay homage in front of the house of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez in AracatacaBy Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo," Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions.


Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:56 PM

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87.



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