FILE - In this July 9, 2009 file photo Dr. Craig Rowles stands with hogs in one of his Carroll, Iowa, hog buildings.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

US orders farms to report pig virus infections

The U.S. government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the country last year.…
Pastor Justice Coleman, founder of Freedom Church poses for a picture with a flyer from his coming service Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Highland Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

Social media in the U.S. has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.…
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Photos: Mount Everest avalanche

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing.…