May 1, 2015

Thunder hire Donovan

The Thunder hired Florida’s Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City. “We warmly welcome Billy and his family to Oklahoma City,” team chairman Clayton Bennett said. “He is the perfect fit for ...

Nadal remains confident despite recent slump in form

May 1, 2015

Nadal remains confident despite recent slump in form

Rafael Nadal insisted Thursday that he will not panic over his worrying slump in form which has placed serious question marks over his dream of a 10th French Open title. The 28-year-old Spaniard is down at four in the world rankings and has maximum ...

New avian flu viruses send U.S. scientists scrambling

May 1, 2015

New avian flu viruses send U.S. scientists scrambling

Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their potential long-term threat. ...

May 1, 2015

East Asia NGOs push for no-nukes zone to engage North Korea

Nongovernmental organizations from Japan, South Korea and Mongolia called on governments in Northeast Asia and elsewhere to push for the creation of a nuclear-weapons-free zone during a gathering at U.N. Headquarters on Thursday. In a joint statement, the NGOs and other organizations said the ...

May 1, 2015

NASA craft falls from orbit onto Mercury

The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash on Thursday. NASA’s Messenger plunged from orbit as planned and slammed into the sun’s closest planet at about 8,750 mph (14,081 kph), creating a crater an estimated 52 feet (16 ...