COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - At least 129 people were killed and nearly 500 hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the state-run Daily News reported. A security official told The Associated Press that the death toll was 138 people, and included worshippers and hotel guests.
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian pro-government media are urging a "Yes" vote on the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. Polls reopened at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) Sunday. Voting will continue through Monday to allow maximum turnout, which the government hopes will lend the referendum legitimacy. Election officials say results are expected within a week.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to Poland wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish, and the reaction has been a wave of angry comments on Twitter. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher also wished Poles a happy Easter on Sunday. But by then, she was accused of offending the country with her Passover tweet and reminded that she is serving in a mostly Roman Catholic country. Krystyna Pawlowicz, a lawmaker with Poland's ruling right-wing party, called it a "provocation."
NEW YORK (AP) - Terence Crawford knocked Amir Khan down just a few punches into their fight. The punch that finally ended it was below the belt. Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols was humbled after he caught and passed Babe Ruth for fifth place on baseball's career RBI chart. Yet even the Los Angeles Angels slugger's 636th homer was no match for the Seattle Mariners' latest power display. Pujols passed Ruth with an early RBI double and a late solo homer, but the Mariners added four more homers to their major league-leading total in a 6-5 victory over the Angels on Saturday night.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month's Israeli election, it sure seems that way. On the campaign trail, Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood and for the first time, pledged to begin annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank. His expected coalition partners, a collection of religious and nationalist parties, also reject Palestinian independence.