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Monday April 27, 2015
The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 flattened sections of Katmandu’s historic center, where many structures were made with bricks.
The hackers dido not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message traffic from President Obama’s personal BlackBerry, officials said.
The earthquake struck near Katmandu. Residents described scenes of panic, and trekkers reported a major avalanche on Mount Everest.
The avalanche rumbled down a treacherous icefall into a mountaineering base camp, killing at least 10 climbers and injuring an untold number of others, officials said.
At the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, President Obama made use of an Anger Translator, and sought to skewer just about everyone in the ballroom.
Powerful aftershocks continued to convulse Nepal on Sunday, complicating efforts to rescue those trapped and to maintain adequate supplies of food and water.
Augie Sanchez, now a top boxing trainer, beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the 1996 Olympic trials, then watched as Mayweather rose to the top of their sport.
More than 25 million years ago, India crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding today, creating the world’s highest mountains and setting off major earthquakes about every 75 years.
American students are falling behind in reading and, especially, math. Just look at some of the math problems kids in other countries are doing a better job of solving.
What a knotty predicament Republicans are in.
A largely peaceful protest over the death of Mr. Gray while in police custody turned chaotic on Saturday night after demonstrators smashed a store’s window and damaged police cruisers.
Dan Fredinburg helped Google’s Street View project document many of the world’s most majestic peaks before his death in Nepal in an earthquake-related avalanche.
Maps show the epicenter of the earthquake, aftershocks and an avalanche triggered on Mount Everest.
A recent analysis in The Times highlights the damage caused by the stigmatization of blackness in the United States.
Meet Ava, the sexy successor to Gort, Hal and R2-D2.
New studies show how a four-year degree greatly benefits even marginal students.
Like IBM in the 1980s, the stock market giant has room to grow, but there are early signs of the end of its dominance.
Bruce Jenner has been such a standout in the transactional exhibitionism that is reality television that his coming out risked seeming crass. That didn’t happen.
The Finnish “day fine” system, which factors in income when calculating penalties for infractions, is causing a debate in a nation with an egalitarian streak. One millionaire, for example, was fined 54,024 euros (about $58,000) for a traffic ticket.
A writer who survived the earthquake with her 10-year-old son tells of the sadness at seeing history destroyed, but also of the resilience of Nepalis.
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