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WASHINGTON - New research is challenging medical guidelines that say people with a heart-zapping device in their chests should avoid intense sports like basketball and soccer in favor of golf or bowling.
Lucy Butler,15, gets ready to have her measles jab under a national vaccination catch-up campaign launched to curb a rise in measles cases in the United Kingdom.
LONDON - More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
WASHINGTON - Shipwrecks lying deep off America's coasts are more often historical artifacts than present-day threats from leaking old oil tanks, a new federal report says.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
Chicago defenseman Johnny Oduya, far right, checks Detroit left wing Justin Abdelkader in front of Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford in the second period, when the Red Wings took the lead with two quick goals.
DETROIT - The young Detroit Red Wings have made the mighty Chicago Blackhawks look vulnerable, beating them two straight times to gain an advantage in their last playoff matchup as Western Conference rivals.
BOSTON - NFL owners will vote on the sites of the 50th and 51st Super Bowls today at their spring meetings.
D-backs pitcher Patrick Corbin, throwing to first to get Colorado's Dexter Fowler in the ninth, threw a three-hitter to improve to 7-0.
DENVER - Patrick Corbin was a maestro on the mound, making his slider move all over the place.
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Monday told Myanmar's president during a long-awaited White House meeting that he appreciates the Asian leader's efforts to help the country on its sometimes difficult path to democracy and assured him of U.S. support.
A car bomb attack in the Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, was part of the wave of violence around the country.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's wave of bloodshed sharply escalated Monday with more than a dozen car bombings across the country, part of attacks that killed at least 95 people and brought echoes of past sectarian carnage and fears of a dangerous spillover from Syria's civil war next door.
Supporters of Bolivia's President Evo Morales marched in La Paz on Monday against union strikers demanding an improved pension law. Teachers and miners - members of the striking union - began an indefinite strike on May 6.
Hezbollah fighters in their military uniforms carry the coffin of Hezbollah fighter Hassan Faisal Shuker, 18, during a funeral procession in his hometown of Nabi Sheet in Lebanon. He was killed in a battle against Syrian rebels in Qusair, Syria.
BEIRUT - Hezbollah was pulled more deeply into Syria's civil war as 28 guerrillas from the Lebanese Shiite militant group were killed and dozens more wounded while fighting rebels, Syria activists said Monday.
TUNIS, Tunisia - A Tunisian feminist who scandalized her country by posting topless photos of herself online has been arrested after allegedly sneaking into Tunisia's holiest city disguised in a veil, then trying to undress during a protest.
WASHINGTON - Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes, a Senate investigation has found.
SOCHI, Russia - The mountains of Sochi are now home to Potanin's slope, Gazprom's gondola lift and Sberbank's ski jump. The nicknames used by locals and an army of construction workers leave no doubt about who is paying for the 2014 Winter Games: Russia's business powerhouses.
WASHINGTON - In another case of the Obama administration investigating classified information improperly disclosed to reporters, the government is prosecuting a State Department expert on North Korea in a probe that appears to step into uncharted territory - by declaring that a journalist is…
Immigration activists gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, where the Senate Judiciary Committee worked on an immigration bill Monday. The National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council opposes the measure.
A child calls to his father after being pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School after a tornado Monday in Moore, Okla.
An aerial photo of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., after a tornado destroyed the school, which had kindergarten through fourth grade.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Attorney in Arizona violated Justice Department policy by providing Fox News with information apparently aimed at undercutting the credibility of a federal agent who helped reveal the botched arms-trafficking probe called Operation Fast and Furious, the Justice Departme…
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - For the first time, Utah police said Monday they believe Susan Powell's brother-in-law was "heavily involved" in getting rid of her body, even as they announced they couldn't solve the sensational case of a mother's disappearance after a nearly 3 1/2-year investigation.
A child is pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., and passed along to rescuers, who formed a human chain Monday after a tornado a half-mile wide with winds up to 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs. The school took a direct hit.
An aerial view gives an idea of the widespread destruction from Monday's tornado, the fourth to hit Moore in 15 years.
MOORE, Okla. - A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds of up to 200 mph.
"I got a phone call from her screaming, `Help! Help! I can't breathe. My house is on top of me!'" _ Tiffany Thronesberry, who heard from her mother, Barbara Jarrell, shortly after a tornado roared through Oklahoma City's suburbs.
The massive tornado that ripped through a handful of Oklahoma City suburbs and killed at least 50 people grabbed the attention of the sports world on Monday, especially the players and coaches with ties to the area.
Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2013. There are 224 days left in the year.
The devastating tornado that swept through Oklahoma turned houses into matchsticks and sent parents and teachers running to pull children from the wreckage of an elementary school in the eye of the storm. At least 51 people were killed by the 200-mph storm and dozens of homes destroyed. The …
A list of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900:
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were kill…
WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Obama’s spokesman disclosed Monday, expanding the circle of top officials who kn…
Yahoo Inc. lured Marissa Mayer from Google in July to become its fifth CEO in as many years. Her task: Help the Internet pioneer regain its stature after years in a financial funk. In her 10 months leading the company, she has overseen a redesign of Yahoo services and orchestrated several ac…
MOORE, Oklahoma. (AP) -- Un monstruoso tornado de 1,6 kilómetros (una milla) de ancho con vientos de 320 kph (200 mph) cruzó el lunes los suburbios de Oklahoma City, dejando en ruinas vecindarios enteros y dando un golpe directo a una escuela primaria.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. (AP) -- El brasileño Yan Gomes bateó un jonrón de tres carreras en el décimo inning y los Indios de Cleveland, que obtuvieron oxígeno en dos ocasiones gracias a los errores de Seattle, superaron 10-8 a los Marineros el lunes para barrerlos en cuatro partidos.
BAGDAD (AP) -- Una oleada de coches bomba y ataques a tiros mataron el lunes al menos a 95 personas en zonas chiíes y suníes de Irak, dijeron las autoridades, aumentando a más de 240 la cifra de muertos en hechos de violencia ocurridos durante la última semana.
TORONTO (AP) -- El dominicano Edwin Encarnación conectó un doble con la casa llena en la séptima entrada, R.A. Dickey obtuvo su segundo triunfo seguido y los Azulejos de Toronto vencieron el lunes 7-5 a los Rays de Tampa Bay.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Star Trek: Into Darkness" logró colectar 70,6 millones de dólares en su fin de semana de estreno en los cines de Norteamérica, pero no consiguió superar a su predecesora.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Antonio Banderas interpretará al carismático minero conocido como "Súper Mario", que en 2010 se convirtió en el rostro público de los 33 mineros chilenos que sobrevivieron 69 días atrapados bajo tierra.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Centenares de cultivadores cocaleros y campesinos seguidores del presidente Evo Morales marcharon en las principales ciudades del país el lunes para respaldar al mandatario que afronta una ola de protestas de sectores que demandan un aumento en las jubilaciones.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- El ex dictador Jorge Rafael Videla murió a causa de las fracturas internas y posterior hemorragia que sufrió por una caída mientras se duchaba en la cárcel donde cumplía cadena perpetua por delitos de lesa humanidad, reveló el lunes un informe preliminar de la autopsia.
NUEVA YORK (AP) -- Un detective de la policía de Nueva York le dijo a un juez federal que él no había visto evidencia de que uno de sus informantes mencionara el tema de la yijad (guerra santa) como forma de provocar comentarios incriminatorios por parte de musulmanes. Pero mensajes de texto…
ALBUQUERQUE, Nuevo México. (AP) -- Dos casos recientes en que se prohibió hablar español en eventos deportivos de una escuela secundaria de Nuevo México son ejemplos de un patrón "preocupante", afirmó el lunes un grupo activista.