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  • KATHMANDU, April 27- Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached camps 1 and 2, which are at altitudes...

  • *Badly injured airlifted back to Kathmandu. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu on Sunday after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal a day earlier killing more than 2,460 people, at least 17 of them in the avalanche it triggered on the world's tallest peak. Like hundreds of other earthquake victims, the 20- year-old was waiting for...

  • Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 26- A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The situation is worsening a humanitarian crisis triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years. So far many of the seriously injured in Kathmandu were being...

  • Nepal earthquake death toll climbing Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    An earthquake with estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, killing many and triggering an Everest avalanche.

  • ENSENADA, Chile— Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America. Authorities said the evacuees from the towns of Chamiza, Lago...

  • Correction: Oil Leak-Arkansas story Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— In a story April 22 about a settlement involving an Arkansas oil spill, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of an Exxon Mobil Corp. spokesman. Exxon Mobil firms to pay nearly $5 M for Arkansas oil spill. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil must pay almost $5 million in penalties for state and federal violations involving the...

  • Comcast drops Time Warner Cable deal: Report   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    Comcast drops Time Warner Cable deal: Report

    Comcast shares are moving higher after a report saying Comcast will drop its bid for Time Warner Cable, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Confusion causes flight to nosedive 10,000 feet Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    Emergency vehicles surround a SkyWest Airlines plane, operating as United Express, that made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, April 22, 2015, in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

    An unconscious passenger alarmed a SkyWest Airlines pilot into making a swift descent and emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday.

  • White Collar Convicts: Life on the Inside - Sneak peek

    Go where cameras are were not allowed -- until now. White Collar Convicts premieres Wednesday, April 29 at 10p ET/PT.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil must pay almost $5 million in penalties for state and federal violations involving the 2013 Mayflower oil spill in central Arkansas, according to a consent decree filed in federal court Wednesday. Exxon Mobil spokesman Christian Flatham said the settlement lowered the number of barrels of oil estimated to...

  • The decision by the Kagoshima District Court clears another hurdle for the plant to begin starting up as early as June as the government pushes to restart Japan's idled nuclear industry four years after the Fukushima disaster. It also suggests another court ruling last week to prevent the operation of two reactors west of Tokyo may have been an aberration for...

  • ATLANTA— Federal regulators proposed an $11,200 fine Tuesday against Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. because its workers dropped a prefabricated section for a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina and then tried to cover it up, officials said. The accident happened March 1, 2013, at the CB&I manufacturing plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The facility makes...

  • ON THE GULF OF MEXICO— Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. The number of deepwater drilling rigs has increased, too, from 35 at the time of the Macondo blowout to 48 last month, according to data from...

  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO— A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. Presented with AP's findings, that the sheen recently averaged about 91 gallons of oil per day across eight square miles, the Coast Guard provided a new leak estimate that is about 20 times greater than one recently touted by the...

  • Payout from BP oil spill settlement tops $5 bln Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:11 PM ET

    April 15- The administrator overseeing a BP Plc fund to compensate people and businesses claiming they were harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said on Wednesday more than $5 billion has been paid out. A total of $5.037 billion has been paid to 62,162 claimants, the administrator, Patrick Juneau, said in a statement on his website for spill claims.

  • Possible new laws considered 2 years after West blast Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    DALLAS— As the second anniversary approaches of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, regulations are under consideration in Austin that could prevent a similar disaster— but it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them. The laws would be the first enacted since the April 17, 2013, explosion at West Fertilizer Co. that killed 15...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- The New York branch of the U.S. Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan. Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the...

  • FUKUI, Japan, April 14- A Japanese court will rule on Tuesday whether to block the restart of nuclear reactors in western Japan on safety grounds, in a case that could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. A three-judge panel is to rule on the injunction request against Kansai Electric's...

  • TOKYO, April 14- A Japanese court will rule later on Tuesday on an injunction request against reactors owned by Kansai Electric Power, in a case that could derail Japan's slow return to nuclear power after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. A panel of judges is due to rule on the injunction request against Kansai Electric's Takahama reactors west of Tokyo at 0500 GMT.

  • How Apos Therapy works   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    How Apos Therapy works

    Apos Therapy is a boot with adjustable pods that creates an imbalance when a patient walks in them, which after time helps those suffering with arthritis and other joint problems align their gait.