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John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJWacha improves to 7-0, Cards end 3-game skid by beating KC (Yahoo Sports)

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJJohn Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.


St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

When Michael Wacha is on the mound, Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals like their chances. Wacha pitched seven sparkling innings for his seventh straight win, and the Cardinals stopped a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Carpenter, who hit a two-run homer off Yordano Ventura (3-4) in the sixth, said the NL Central leaders believe they are going to win when Wacha (7-0) takes the mound.


Greece 'has no money' to meet IMF debt repaymentIndians' win streak reaches 6 games, Reds' skid hits 8 (Yahoo Sports)

Greece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaultingGreece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaulting. Athens already had a close shave in May, when it was only able to scrape together the 750 million euros ($845 million) due to the IMF then by raiding its emergency reserves. With the clock ticking down to four more debt instalments from June 5, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Mega TV that the country has nothing left for the IMF in its coffers.


Cleveland Indians' Mike Aviles is greeted Yan Gomes after Aviles scoring against the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, in Cleveland, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Indians manager Terry Francona isn't picky when it comes to winning. ''We'll take anything,'' Francona said after Cleveland's sixth straight win. Instead of facing ace Johnny Cueto, who missed the start because of a sore right elbow, the Indians went against rookie Raisel Iglesias, making his fifth major league appearance.


US: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after IS takeover RamadiJustin Upton's slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Pads over Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this May 1, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. The Islamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)The U.S. defense secretary delivers a harsh assessment of Iraqi fighters.


San Diego Padres' Justin Upton, left, is congratulated by teammate Matt Kemp after scoring on a single by Derek Norris during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the San Diego Padres broke loose Sunday, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres had totaled just three runs in losing four straight games. Upton hit a slam in the first inning before Carlos Frias recorded an out and added a two-run double in the second.


Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crashClutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth (Yahoo Sports)

Nobel Laureate John Nash receives an honorary award at City University of Hong Kong(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work on game theory and the mathematics of decision-making.


Chris Kirk poses with the champion's trophy after winning the Colonial golf tournament, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory. With a closing 4-under 66, Kirk got to 12-under 268, one ahead of Masters champion Jordan Spieth, playing partner Brandt Snedeker and Jason Bohn. After Kirk hooked his tee shot at No. 18 into the left rough, he hit his approach from 155 yards over the green.


Deadly weather soaks south central U.S., forces evacuationsLiriano strikes out 12, Pirates sweep Mets (Yahoo Sports)

Trooper Marcus Gonzales walks on the Highway 12 bridge over the Blanco River which was blocked by large trees after flooding in Wimberly, TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Flash flooding and severe storms in Texas forced evacuations, submerged roads and left thousands without power on Sunday, after an Oklahoma firefighter was swept into a storm drain during an overnight rescue effort and died. The National Weather Service reported river flooding across southern Oklahoma and central Texas, where six to nine inches of rain fell overnight. The severe weather was moving into Arkansas, Kurt Van Speybroeck, a NWS meteorologist based in Fort Worth, Texas, said.


Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Francisco Liriano kept up a Pittsburgh parade of strikeouts that hadn't been seen in nearly a half-century. Liriano fanned 12 and the Pirates beat the New York Mets 9-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep. After Gerrit Cole fanned 10 in the opener and A.J. Burnett struck out 10 more Saturday, Liriano (2-4) topped them in only six innings.




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Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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