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Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015

4 hours 17 min ago

Automaker Fiat-Chrysler said on Saturday that it would begin producing the iconic American brand Jeep in China from 2015 to meet demand in the world's largest car market. Fiat-Chrysler -- created by Italy's Fiat acquiring Chrysler of the United States -- will produce three Jeep sport utility vehicle (SUV) models in China, including one specifically designed for the Chinese market, the company said in a statement. The announcement came ahead of the Beijing auto show, which opens to the public on Monday, as global automakers flock to China to show off their latest models. Jeeps are currently available to Chinese consumers as imports, the statement said, adding nearly 60,000 Jeeps were sold in China last year, making the country the largest market for the brand outside of the United States.


Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

4 hours 19 min ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.


Australian officials say should complete current underwater search for plane in 5-7 days

4 hours 35 min ago
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days. A U.S. Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the flight, which disappeared from radars on March 8 with 239 people on board and is believed to have crashed in the area. The current underwater search has been narrowed to a circular area with a radius of 10 km (6.2 miles) around the location in which one of four pings believed to have come from the black box recorders was detected on April 8, officials said.

Anger mounts after bodies found trapped inside sunken South Korean ferry

4 hours 37 min ago

By Ju-min Park and Jungmin Jang JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Angry relatives of more than 200 people, mostly children, missing inside a sunken South Korea ferry demanded authorities act now to raise the vessel and hit out at officials, including the country's president, as hopes of finding survivors faded. "Please lift the ship, so we can get the bodies out," a woman who identified herself as the mother of a child called Kang Hyuck said, using a microphone in the gymnasium where hundreds of people have spent day and night since the ferry capsized on Wednesday.


Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

4 hours 56 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.


Memphis guard Calathes hit with 20-game doping ban

4 hours 58 min ago

Nick Calathes, a Greek rookie backup guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, was suspended 20 games without pay Friday by the NBA for a doping violation, the league announced. Only minutes before the opening day of the playoffs, the NBA revealed that Calathes would be banished after testing positive for tamoxifen, a banned substance found in a supplement he had been taking. The suspension for Calathes will begin with Saturday's playoff opener for the Grizzlies at Oklahoma City. Last season, Memphis upset Oklahoma City in the playoffs.


Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

5 hours 4 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.

Search resumes after Everest's worst climbing tragedy

5 hours 10 min ago

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. "I sat and counted 13 helicopter lifts - 12 were dead bodies flying overhead suspended by a long line from a helicopter," Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions wrote in a blog. "Everyone is shaken here at Base Camp. Reality has set in." The ice avalanche struck a perilous passage called the Khumbu Icefall, which is riddled with crevasses and piled with seracs - massive ice boulders or columns that can break free without warning.


Ricciardo fastest in wet final Formula One practice

5 hours 10 min ago

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo pushed his Red Bull to the fastest lap time during a wet final practice session on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix. With championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton opting not to set any flying lap times in the miserable damp and cold conditions but instead perform pit stop practice and preserve tyres, there were some unfamiliar names near the top of the timings board. Felipe Massa in the Williams, an impressive sixth fastest on Friday, continued to show great pace with second place in 1 min 54.492 sec, and Romain Grosjean in the Lotus was third with a 1:54.514. The rain meant Ricciardo's time of 1:53.958 on intermediate tyres was more than 15 seconds down on his best from Friday.


Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad

5 hours 12 min ago

Sterling (United States) (AFP) - Adrienne Schreiber curls down her lower lip to reveal "SF1" inked in black -- a tattoo celebrating Scare Force One, a tribe of fierce Washington women on roller skates. Bureaucrats, teachers and scientists, the women who compete in roller derby -- an American game that is quickly gaining traction abroad -- come from all walks of life. On a recent Saturday afternoon in a sportsplex in Sterling, Virginia, a suburb of the US capital, the DC All-Stars A team -- drawn from the area’s four teams including Scare Force One -- competed against the Vixens from Canada's Rideau Valley Roller Girls league. Condoleezza Slice and Nasty Pelosi -- puns on the names of two of Washington's most powerful women -- play in the area.


Loney has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Yankees 11-5

5 hours 43 min ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — James Loney and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their four-game slide with a late-inning comeback.


From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

5 hours 56 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6

6 hours 10 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs.


10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways

6 hours 12 min ago

Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:


Datsyuk's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:42

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.


Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:40

LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates seek their third title in a row and fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals starting with their playoff opener Sunday against Charlotte. But it will be the league-best San Antonio Spurs and Eastern Conference pace-setter Indiana that carry the top seedings and home-court edges throughout the NBA playoffs that begin Saturday. Attention will focus on four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James and Miami's bid to defend the crown once again.


Chelsea's title pedigree can make the difference

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:38

Chelsea's vast experience of the Premier League title race could be the deciding factor as the Blues try to overhaul leaders Liverpool, according to the club's assistant manager Steve Holland. Jose Mourinho's side are two points behind Liverpool but, with a crucial trip to Anfield looming on April 27, the Blues have their destiny in their own hands. If Chelsea win their last four matches, starting at home to bottom of the table Sunderland on Saturday, then they will be crowned champions for the fourth time in the Premier League era. The west Londoners' impressive pedigree means they know exactly what it takes to get over the finish line, while Mourinho has enjoyed title triumphs in several countries including England in his previous spell with Chelsea.


Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:33
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate.

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:33

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.


Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:30

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Harang knew the score, he'd done this before: No hits, too many tosses.