By David Lague and Jane Lanhee Lee HENGDIAN, China (Reuters) - Shi Zhongpeng dies for a living. For 3,000 yuan ($488) a month, the sturdily built stuntman is killed over and over playing Japanese soldiers in war movies and TV series churned out by Chinese film studios. Despite his lack of dramatic range, the 23-year-old's roles have made him a minor celebrity in China. Once, Shi says, he perished 31 times in a single day of battle. ...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez rallied a huge crowd Saturday night celebrating the 10-year government that she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner began in 2003. Her voice breaking, she called it a victorious decade, "won not by a government but by the people."
Clouds will persist this weekend as a large area of low pressure continues to dominate. Expect some shower activity and possible afternoon and evening thunderstorms.Read More
Bayern Munich defeated German rival Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League final Saturday night, ending four years of frustration for Bayern in Europe's biggest soccer tournament. Arjen Robben ran onto Franck Ribery's backheeled flick in the penalty area and put the ball past goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in the 89th minute to send Bayern to its first Champions League victory since 2001. Bayern had lost two of the last three finals, including a penalty-kicks defeat to Chelsea last year in Munich. Bayern entered as the favorite, although that message didn't seem to have filtered through to Juergen Klopp's Dortmund team, which seemed intent on dictating play from the start. It largely succeeded for the first 25 minutes as well, although it was Bayern that ended up with the best chances of the first half.
Sunday and Memorial Day look to be mostly cloudy with a chance of precipitation for the northern third of Western Washington. Precipitation is likely for areas south of Seattle. Below normal temperatures will continue this holiday weekend.Read More
A system will bring light rain showers to areas primarily north of Mendocino County beginning tonight into early Sunday morning. Rainfall amounts will generally be light, however up to 0.30 inches will be possible in Del Norte County. A more potent system will arrive on Monday with widespread rainfall between a quarter and three quarters of an inch expected with locally higher amounts in the mountains. Check our homepage for forecast details and stay tuned to weather updates at http://weather.gov/eureka. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!Read More
By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The biggest overhaul of U.S. immigration laws in a generation won bipartisan approval from a powerful U.S. Senate committee last week, but there is a strong chance that Republicans in the House of Representatives will end up killing it. The problem: House Republicans are far from convinced by arguments from party leaders that passage of the bill would help Republicans draw support from Hispanic voters. Many also believe any kind of amnesty for the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally is just plain wrong. ...