Possible GOP presidential candidates to court NRA

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the NRA's annual convention Friday.
Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.
Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. Avalanche

A shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon gets past Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, for a goal during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.



Study: US manufacturers gaining competitiveness

FILE - In this file photo taken March 2, 2011, a forklift arranges the shipping containers near a port in Shanghai. U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies. So says a new private study issuing a report Friday April 25, 2014, which found that rising wages and higher energy costs have diminished China's long-standing edge over the United States. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies.



Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims

Family member of a victim onboard the capsized Sewol ferry, prays for the missing and dead passengers, at a port where many family members wait for news from the search and rescue team, in JindoBy Ju-min Park and James Pearson ANSAN, South Korea/SEOUL (Reuters) - A floral tribute to the children who drowned in a sinking South Korean ferry displays photographs of the victims in their school uniforms, while lines of empty spaces wait to be filled with photos once those still missing are confirmed dead. The pictures, flowers and spaces are banked up the entire wall of a gymnasium near Danwon High School in Ansan, on the outskirts of Seoul. And I hope the missing kids will also come back to their parents as soon as possible." One wailing old woman shouted out for her granddaughter, Lee Bomi. What am I supposed to do?" The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju.





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