Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed Nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed. “The nine Lebanese held in Syria are on their way to Turkey ... 10/18/2013 - 8:01 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images BEIRUT Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The ... 10/18/2013 - 6:00 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT — Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The complicated three-way deal also ... 10/18/2013 - 3:47 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT – Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The complicated three-way deal also ... 10/18/2013 - 12:39 pm | View Link
Lebanese official in Syria for deal on kidnapped ‘pilgrims’ The nine Lebanese citizens were kidnapped in May 2012 in Syria’s northern Aleppo province, as they were returning from a pilgrimage to Iran. Their families insist they were simply religious travellers, but their kidnappers accused them of belonging to ... 10/18/2013 - 1:18 am | View Link
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Joseph Schooling beat five of his Texas teammates to win the 100-yard butterfly Friday on the second night of the NCAA swimming championships.
The Longhorns qualified a record six swimmers for the final and they finished Nos. 1-4, 6 and 8 for a total of 92 points.
Samuel Dorman of Miami broke the NCAA championship record on the 3-meter springboard.
Amanda Knox says she's grateful "for the life that's been given to me" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate.
An appeals court in 2011 cleared Knox in the 2007 slaying of British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, and ordered her released after she had spent four years in prison.
Harden scores 33 as Rockets beat Wolves, clinch playoff spot
James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the short-handed Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a 120-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Josh Smith added 16 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and Trevor Ariza scored 14 points for the Rockets, who shot 53 percent, including 20 of 44 on 3s and dished out 34 assists.
Jason Terry scored 17 points and Corey Brewer had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who are in third place in the Western Conference and clinched a playoff spot for the third straight year.
Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 31 points on nine of 17 shooting, and he hit 12 of 15 from the free throw line.
After the Rockets pushed the lead back to double digits, Dieng closed the lead to seven one final time with a three-point play.
Kostas Papanikolaou (right ankle sprain) is a week to 10 days from returning, McHale said.
With their 44 attempts from behind the arc, the Rockets set an NBA record with 2,392 attempts in a season, passing the 2012-13 New York Knicks, which put up 2,371 shots from beyond the arc.
The Tar Heels led by three in the final 90 seconds before falling 67-65 to South Carolina on Tiffany Mitchell's driving basket with 4.2 seconds left in Friday night's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game.
Most notably, there was a hurried missed shot from Latifah Coleman with 1:24 left, a loose offensive rebound on a missed free throw that set up Olivia Gaines' bounce-around-the-rim tying 3-pointer, then a missed contested 3 from Jessica Washington that led to Mavunga fouling out while battling for the rebound underneath.
There was also a turnover when Mavunga threw an outlet pass off a rebound to Coleman, only to have her bumped by a defender at the sideline and go out of bounds with 3:17 left.
 Mitchell answered a tying basket from Jessica Washington in the final minute by driving past Brittany Rountree for what turned out to be the winning score.
Fourth-seeded UNC (26-9) had one more chance, but freshman Jamie Cherry's desperation runner hit all backboard as the horn sounded, sending the Gamecocks into an oncourt celebration.
 Dawn Staley's Gamecocks are back to face the Arizona State-Florida State winner on Sunday to go to the Final Four.
Washington's drive to tie it with 27.2 seconds left was UNC's last basket of the season.
Friday's College Baseball Scores
Thiel 8, Grove City 1, 6 innings, snow
West Virginia 9, Charleston Southern 2
Austin Peay 9, Tennessee Tech 3
Boston College 6, Duke 1
E. Kentucky 11, Morehead St. 10, 10 innings
Louisiana Tech at Charlotte, ppd.
Florida Atlantic 10, UTSA 4
Mary Hardin-Baylor 17-6, Louisiana College 7-3
Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. But far from the surface waters where they swim with seals and whales, deep in the oceans and across thousands of miles of frozen continent is another side of Antarctica that is both forbidding and mysterious.