Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday.

    Boston reflects, revs up for first marathon since last year's bombing

    BOSTON -- The line stretched for blocks outside Boston's Old South Church.

    Obama's Putin strategy: isolate, ignore

    WASHINGTON -- Even as the crisis in Ukraine continues to defy easy resolution, President Barack Obama and his national security team are looking beyond the immediate conflict to forge a new long-term approach to Russia that applies an updated version of the Cold War strategy of containment.

    A deadly shootout underscores fragile truce in Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- A shootout at a checkpoint run by pro-Russian militants near the town of Slovyansk that left at least three people dead Sunday highlighted that a truce reached days earlier by diplomats in Geneva was fraying in eastern Ukraine.

    General Mills backs off arbitration policy

    General Mills, one of the country's largest food companies, on Saturday night announced in a stunning about-face that it was withdrawing its controversial plans to make consumers give up their right to sue it.

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    WASHINGTON -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.