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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Relatives of mountaineers, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest’s base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

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Embattled Boston U coach Greenberg resigns

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University women’s basketball coach Kelly Greenberg has resigned after some former players alleged she was verbally and emotionally abusive.

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Governor issues ‘Wrigley Field Day’ proclamation

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s Wrigley Field Day in Illinois.

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Review: ‘Quiet Ones’ is more creaky than creepy

This image released by Lionsgate shows Jared Harris, left, and Olivia Cooke in a scene from "The Quiet Ones." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Chris Harris)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paying homage in style and theme to the vintage horror movies of the 1970s, “The Quiet Ones” is the latest stylish shocker from Hammer, the recently reactivated classic U.K. studio imprint. Mixing creaky haunted-house and exorcism tropes with a nod to the contemporary found-footage subgenre, the film relies on high production values and sense-battering shock tactics to make up for wooden performances and an illogical, silly script. As an exercise in retro pastiche, it impresses. But as a postmodern genre reinvention, it fails to deliver.

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Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’

This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special "World's Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong'o.  The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/People)

NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the “World’s Most Beautiful” for 2014.

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