- Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.
- Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.
- Kerry, Zarif set for nuke talks in NY as Senate weighs move
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies.
- Prosecutor: 2 exams found James Holmes to be sane
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could inflict more "collateral damage."
- The Latest: DA says booby trap had 'detonation redundancy'
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- Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — A mix of mourning and civil rights protest took center stage Monday at a funeral attended by thousands paying tribute to a man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.
- Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers urged a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.
- Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes.
- Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.
- Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.
- Hamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers.
- Marlins catcher Saltalamacchia designated for assignment
MIAMI (AP) — Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins, an acknowledgement their multiyear deal with him was a bust.
- Owner Ahmed Zayat takes aim at Kentucky Derby with 3 horses
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ahmed Zayat can't contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink.
- Cavaliers move on, maybe without Love and Smith
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are bruised, not beaten or broken. Their playoff run ambles on amid uncertainty and a heaping dose of anxiety.
- Vegas sets up 'concentric' security for upcoming megafight
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather hadn't even decided how much it would cost home viewers to watch their fight when the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission started planning security for their big bout.