Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe' Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land.

  • Written by JAMES NORD, Associated Press

Malaysia: 2 more pieces 'almost certainly' from Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, are "almost certainly" from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five.

  • Written by EILEEN NG, Associated Press

2 Brits, Mexican are 1st foreigners on Everest in 2 years

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two British and a Mexican climber on Thursday became the first foreigners to scale Mount Everest in two years together with three Nepalese guides, officials said.

  • Written by BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

Online auction halted for gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

MIAMI (AP) — An online auction was halted without explanation Thursday for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

  • Written by FREIDA FRISARO, Associated Press