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Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, and efforts to stabilize the area were called off because of safety concerns, city officials said on Friday. The mass movement has displaced residents of several homes and two apartment buildings that sit near the base of the East Gros Ventre Butte which geologists said was slumping at a rate that this week increased to a foot a day from four inches.

RugbyU: French Top 14 table

French Top 14 standings after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points): Montpellier 25 14 1 10 623 515 12 70 Toulon 24 14 1 9 597 420 11 69 Clermont 24 14 1 9 628 456 11 69 Castres 25 13 2 10 554 462 10 66 Racing-Metro 24 14 2 8 427 398 5 65 Toulouse 24 12 1 11 491 415 12 62 --------------------------------------- Bordeaux 24 12 0 12 552 516 11 59 Stade Francais 24 13 1 10 477 456 5 59

RugbyU: French Top 14 results

French Top 14 results on Friday: Castres 22 Montpellier 15 Saturday Oyonnax v Toulouse, Perpignan v Toulon, Biarritz v Brive, Grenoble v Bayonne, Racing Metro v Clermont, Stade Francais v Bordeaux afp

Seattle Mariners - PlayerWatch

RHP Stephen Pryor, who went on the 15-day disabled list March 21 while he continued to recover from right triceps surgery in August 2013, was activated April 17. He was then immediately sent down to Triple-A Tacoma. 1B Ji-Man Choi, a top prospect in the Seattle Mariners' farm system, was suspended for 50 games on Thursday by Major League Baseball after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing drug. The Mariners placed him on the restricted list.

New Ferrari boss thought job offer was April Fool

By Abhishek Takle SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci was taken by surprise when Luca di Montezemolo offered him the top job at Formula One's glamour team, the Italian initially believing the chairman's approach to be a joke. Mattiacci, formerly head of the Italian carmaker's North American operations, was named chief of Ferrari's competition division, including the Formula One team, on Monday after Stefano Domenicali took responsibility for the poor start to the season and resigned as team principal.

World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

Presidents, writers and celebrities paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late giant of Latin American literature whose work inspired generations of story-tellers. Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was mourned in the European cities where he once lived, the United States and his native Colombia that inspired his surreal stories of family, love and dictatorship.

Laureen Harper interrupted by protester at Internet cat video festival

TORONTO - An activist heckled Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife Laureen about missing and murdered aboriginal women while she spoke at a Toronto film festival devoted to online cat videos. Laureen Harper was introducing the "Just for Cats" Internet video festival Thursday night when activist Hailey King shouted out from the crowd and demanded Ottawa take action on the aboriginal women issue. Harper initially continued her remarks before stopping and telling King that the night was solely about raising money for animals — earning applause from the crowd.

'X-Men' director hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

By Dana Feldman and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual abuse went unheeded by authorities. Michael Egan, 31, who was an aspiring teen actor, said he and his mother told the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI in late 1999 and 2000 that Egan was being abused by an underage sex ring.

Algeria's Bouteflika poised to win re-election

By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to win a fourth term in office after an election on Thursday, despite questions over his health and his rare appearances since suffering a stroke in 2013. Voting results were due on Friday, and turnout appeared low, but Bouteflika, backed by the dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) party, looked almost assured of victory and another five years at the helm of the North African OPEC state.

Trip tips: Sun, yachts and stars beckon visitors to Cannes

By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good life against the backdrop of palm trees and yachts. From Brigitte Bardot to Angelina Jolie, Grace Kelly to Nicole Kidman - the stars of yesteryear and today have flocked to this port town once a year to fete the best of international cinema, but it's not just movies making this holiday spot hum.
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