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South Sudan peace talks to open in Ethiopia

...two warring sides arrived Wednesday in Ethiopia for peace talks, and a U.N. official...negotiators each arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and were expected to begin talks later...said Getachew Reda, a spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister.The U.N. is...
Today in sports history

...breaks the course mark in capturing the Chicago Marathon. Kimetto finishes in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. He beats the mark of 2:04:38 set by Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede last year.
Foreign adoptions by Americans decline sharply

...Americans. Adoptions from South Korea and Ethiopia also dropped sharply.Figures released...far below the peak of 7,903 in 2005.Ethiopia was second at 993, a marked decline...children's issues.Along with Russia and Ethiopia, the biggest contributor to the one-year...
Today in History

...California ranch, President Ronald Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions.In 1989, searchers in Ethiopia found the wreckage of a plane which had disappeared almost a week earlier while carrying Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas...
In the stacks: New nonfiction for adults

New nonfiction for adults includes a photographic study of the warrior tribes of Ethiopia ("The Last African Warriors"), a treatise on the very first king of England ("Aethelstan"), and Christopher Hitchens...
More African immigrants call Alaska their home

...afternoon, 15 teenage girls lined up on a stage in the Northway Mall with the flags of their homelands: Togo. Nigeria. Ethiopia. Ghana. Sudan.They were competing to become the first-ever Miss Africa Alaska -- the pageant queen of a growing community...
Today In Sports History

...victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.2008 - Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia breaks the world record in the women's 5,000 meters with...the record by more than 5 seconds. Meseret Defar, also of Ethiopia, held the previous record of 14:16.63, set a year earlier...
Today in sports history

...strokes for her fifth victory in six starts this year.2009 - Ethiopia's Deriba Merga pulls away before Heartbreak Hill and wins...Kenya's Salina Kosgei outsprints defending champion Dire Tune of Ethiopia to win the women's title.
Today In Sports History

...becomes the first woman to win a fourth Boston Marathon and Ethiopia's Hailu Negussie wins the men's race to break the Kenyan...Marathon, breaking the course record with a time of 2:05:52. Ethiopia's Teyba Erkesso wins the women's race in a time of 2...
Today in sports history

...killing three people and injuring more than 270 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs. Earlier in the day, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia wins the 117th edition of the marathon and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins the women's race.


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