April 17th, 2010
10:19 PM ET

Jimenez throws first no-hitter in Rockies history

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday threw the first no-hitter in the franchise's 18-year history, a 4-0 victory over the Braves in Atlanta, according to MLB.com.

Jimenez also singled in a run and scored a run in the Rockies' three-run fourth inning, according the Web site of Major League Baseball.

He struck out seven batters and walked six. Jimenez threw 128 pitches, 72 for strikes, and his fastball was clocked at 100 mph early in the game. He was still throwing in the upper 90s late in the game, according to MLB.com.

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April 17th, 2010
09:57 PM ET

Flight disruptions could delay U.S.-Russia adoption talks

A meeting between U.S. and Russian officials over the newly charged issue of American adoptions of Russian children, scheduled for Monday, will likely be delayed, officials in both countries signaled Saturday.

The U.S. delegation is delayed in getting to Moscow because of flight disruptions due to an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano. The ash has triggered the cancellation of thousands of international flights in recent days.


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April 17th, 2010
08:37 PM ET

6.3-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey Reported.

There were no immediate report of injuries, damages or deaths.

The quake struck at 9:15 a.m. Sunday (7:15 p.m. ET Saturday), according to the USGS.

The quake's epicenter was 30 kilometers (20 miles) east of Lae, Papua New Guinea, and 300 km (185 miles) north of the capital, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The quake had a depth of 66.2 kilometers (41.1 miles), the USGS said.

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April 17th, 2010
07:51 PM ET

Bhutto's party says Musharraf failed to prevent her death

The Pakistan Peoples Party, led by former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before she was slain in 2007, said Saturday it accepts a United Nations commission report into her death and placed blame on former Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf for failing to prevent it.


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April 17th, 2010
03:52 PM ET

Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of president, hospitalized

Luci Baines Johnson, the younger of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson's daughters, has been hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, according to a former member of Johnson's staff.

Luci Johnson, 62, was taken to the Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday after complaining of extreme weakness in all her extremities, said Tom Johnson, who worked for the Johnson administration and later served as president of CNN in the 1990s.

Doctors there recommended that she be treated at the Mayo Clinic for what physicians believe is Guillain-Barre syndrome, Johnson said. It's an autoimmune disorder affecting the nervous system.

The president's other daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, was at the facility with her sister. Luci Johnson's husband, Ian Turpin, and other relatives were also there.

Luci Johnson had been in excellent health with no prior medical issues of this nature, Tom Johnson said.

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April 17th, 2010
11:40 AM ET

Two NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

Two NATO-led troops died in southern Afghanistan on Saturday after a roadside bombing attack, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

The nationalities of the victims and the precise location of the incident were not disclosed.

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April 17th, 2010
09:57 AM ET

Army discharges soldier who threatened comrades

A U.S. soldier who has pleaded guilty to threatening to attack fellow troops in Iraq has been discharged, allowing him to avoid court-martial proceedings, the military said Saturday.

Spc. Marc A. Hall, who had been based in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, has spent more than four months in confinement.


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April 17th, 2010
07:36 AM ET

Dalai Lama wants to visit China quake region

The Dalai Lama said Saturday he'd like to visit China to pray with people injured in the earthquake that struck in the province where he was born.

The Dalai Lama, who in 1959 went into exile in India after an aborted Tibetan rebellion against Chinese rule, had expressed a wish to visit victims of the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan that killed about 70,000 people. But he was not allowed to visit China then.


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April 17th, 2010
07:19 AM ET

Bomb at Indian cricket match injures guards

Several police guards were injured in a low-intensity explosion outside a southern Indian stadium barely minutes ahead of a star-studded cricket match Saturday, authorities said.

The explosives placed near one of the gates of the packed Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore went off at about 3:15 p.m. (5:45 a.m. ET), city police commissioner Shankar Bidari told reporters.


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