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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in car crash

Nobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed with his wife in New Jersey in a car crash, police said Sunday. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were riding in a taxi on Saturday when the accident took place, police Sergeant Gregory ...

May 25, 2015

Great struggle, greater success characterized life of John Nash

Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with ...

Bikers converge on Washington to honor vets, ex-POWs, MIAs

May 25, 2015

Bikers converge on Washington to honor vets, ex-POWs, MIAs

One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests after a shootout, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation’s capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Rolling Thunder, ...

Key Sunni body: 'Battle of all humanity' needed to save Palmyra

May 25, 2015

Key Sunni body: 'Battle of all humanity' needed to save Palmyra

Leading Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar said Sunday the world must unite in a “battle of all humanity” to prevent the Islamic State group from destroying Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. The appeal came a day after Syria’s antiquities director said that Islamic State fighters ...

Civilians killed as coalition airstrikes rage on in Yemen

May 25, 2015

Civilians killed as coalition airstrikes rage on in Yemen

Fighting raged on in Yemen on Sunday, with airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hitting rebel targets in multiple cities, including the capital, while fierce street battles in the city of Taiz killed several civilians, including four members of the same family. Security officials said ...

War-ravaged Aden receives boatload of Emirati aid

May 25, 2015

War-ravaged Aden receives boatload of Emirati aid

A ship carrying 460 tons of Emirati humanitarian aid docked Sunday in Yemen’s restive port city of Aden, as a Saudi-led coalition bombarded Shiite rebels across the country. The United Nations, which is hoping to host a conference on Yemen in Geneva next week, ...