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Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off LibyaNFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension (Yahoo Sports)

A migrant receives first aid upon disembarking at Palermo's harbor, Italy, after being rescued at sea, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Italian ships have picked up some 10,000 people, many of them refugees of war and persecution, over the past week, an unprecedented number in such a short period. The influx is putting pressure on Italy's shelter system and raising calls for a better response to the emergency. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)Rescuers responded to one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday.


FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson in Conroe, Texas. The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. The league announced its decision on Thursday. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. Goodell wrote that Peterson will have to fulfill all the obligations of his plea deal that reduced a felony charge to a misdemeanor.


Oklahoma City and Boston bombings are linked by an enduring mysteryReports: Top prospect Kris Bryant headed to the Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Oklahoma City Bombing 20th AnniversaryYahoo News' Holly Bailey, who covered both tragic events, speculates on a common thread.


FILE - In this March, 2015, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant signs autographs prior to start of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. Bryant was reassigned by the Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

Prized prospect Kris Bryant looks to be on his way to the Chicago Cubs. Multiple outlets reported Thursday night that Bryant will be called up before Friday's game against the San Diego Padres, clearing the way for his much-anticipated major league debut. The Cubs would not comment, but Bryant wrote on Twitter that his ''dream is coming true'' and that he is ''so excited for this journey.'' Bryant and agent Scott Boras made it clear they were not happy that he opened the season in the minors. He had a dominant spring training, but by waiting to call him up, the Cubs gained an extra year of control before he can hit free agency.


From Okla. City to 9/11: 20 years on, rescue workers who responded to both share a bondBrowns QB Manziel hopes to earn back respect after rehab (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)It was just after 9 a.m. on April 19, 1995, when the bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. It was one of those events that seem to make the world stop turning. At the time, it was the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. Lt. (now Capt.) Stephen Spall of the New York City Fire Department was driving home from his shift when he heard the news on the radio. He immediately called in to see if he needed to go back to work. The next day, he was on a plane to Oklahoma.


FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland. A person familiar with the situation says Manziel has been released from a rehab facility. Manziel entered the undisclosed clinic Jan. 28 for treatment of an unspecified problem. The person said he was discharged Saturday, April 11, 2015, speaking on condition of anonymity because of privacy issues. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has apologized to the team and its fans and asked for privacy during his recovery from an undisclosed substance problem. Manziel released a statement through the Browns on Friday. Manziel was discharged last week following a 2 1/2-month stay. Manziel says he takes ''full responsibility for my actions'' and he intends to ''work very hard to regain everyone's trust and respect.'' Manziel, who earned his ''Johnny Football'' nickname while winning the Heisman Trophy as a freshman at Texas A&M, intends to attend Cleveland's offseason practices next week.


Life or death? Boston bomber's trial turns to sentencingWinston's lawyer calls sex assault suit against QB a 'stunt' (Yahoo Sports)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in the Boston Marathon explosion, is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to return to court on Tuesday for the next phase of his trial, when prosecutors will argue that he should be sentenced to death for his role in the deadly attack in 2013. In sharp contrast to the guilt phase of the trial, when lawyers for the ethnic Chechen defendant did not contest that their client had killed three people and injured 264 in the bombing, the next four weeks are expected to feature emotional testimony from both sides as Tsarnaev fights for his life. The question of whether Tsarnaev, 21, should live or die is highly controversial around Boston. Polls have shown that a plurality of area residents, 49 percent, prefer a life sentence, and family members of two of the people he killed have also spoken out against executing him.


FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. While 26 draft-eligible players have accepted invitations from the NFL to attend the proceedings later this month, Winston and Marcus Mariota are not among them. The two most recent Heisman Trophy winners and highest-profile players in this year's crop have opted to stay home with their families for the April 30-May 2 draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston says the lawsuit filed against him by a woman who says he raped her is ''false'' and a ''stunt.'' David Cornwell said in a statement Friday the lawsuit by former Florida State student Erica Kinsman was expected. He said her accusations against the former Seminole quarterback have been rejected by police and Florida State. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, two weeks before the NFL draft where Winston could be the No. 1 pick. Kinsman says she was intoxicated when Winston and others took her back to Winston's apartment and he sexually assaulted her.


Survivors gather for 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombingRangers get early goals, jump on Penguins 2-1 in opener (Yahoo Sports)

Nekia McCloud, PJ Allen, Brandon Denny, Chris Nguyen and Joseph Webb (L-R) reunite for the first time in ten years at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City, OklahomaBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - When Priscilla Salyers attends Sunday's anniversary ceremony for victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, she will be thinking how far she has come in fighting depression and survivor's guilt. She and hundreds of other survivors will bow their heads at the 20th Remembrance Ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, marking the day a cargo truck with more than two tons of explosives blew up, killing 168 people. Salyers plummeted five floors when the fuel-and-fertilizer bomb detonated at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who carried out the bombing, and accomplice Terry Nichols were tried and convicted on federal charges.


New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, stops a shot on goal during the third period of Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, April 16, 2015, in New York. The Rangers won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the Rangers shut down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and won 2-1 Thursday night. Game 2 is in New York on Saturday night.




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