David Letterman eulogizes mother, Dorothy Mengering

The comedian told family and friends at a memorial service Saturday his mother once decapitated a snake with a hoe, to which he quipped, “My mother is Grizzly Adams, for God’s sake.”

Pope on Easter: cling to faith amid wars and hatred

Tens of thousands of faithful braved heavy security checks — and, later, a brief downpour from what had been sunny skies — to enter St. Peter’s Square where Francis celebrated Mass

First polls open in Turkey

Erdogan hopes Turkey makes ‘expected’ decision and votes yes on referendum to extend and expand his power following last year’s military coup.

Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

BP spokesman Brett Clanton says that “based on an overflight with infrared cameras, the release appears to be contained to the gravel pad surrounding the wellhead and has not reached the tundra.”

North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says

The launch from the city of Sinpo comes a day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year— celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, the current leader’s grandfather.