US transport aircraft were to begin shuttling rescue teams and supplies on Monday to remote areas of Nepal that are desperately awaiting aid, nine days after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people. The arrival late Sunday in Kathmandu of the United States Air Force C-17 aircraft and four tilt-rotor Ospreys gave another much-needed shot in the arm to the aid effort after a 101-year-old man was pulled alive from his ruined home. An American general said pilots would begin flying sorties out of the capital Kathmandu to remote areas on Monday morning. "They're going to make an immediate difference," US Brigadier General Paul Kennedy told reporters late Sunday.
LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
The United States and Jamaica showed off their amazing strength in track depth by dominating the second and final day of the IAAF World Relays. Although in-form sprinter Justin Gatlin failed in his bid for a second gold, the Americans won four of the six events raced at a packed Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in the capital of the Bahamas in warm, windy conditions. While sprint star Usain Bolt was an absentee from Jamaica's victorious men's 4x200m team -- even though he had been seen warming up -- Veronica Campbell-Brown held it together for the Jamaican women to see off Carmelita Jeter in the 4x100m. There was no double joy for Gatlin after his success in part of the American 4x100m squad as his quartet were disqualified from the men's 4x200m relay, won by the Bolt-less Jamaica in 1min 20.97sec.