SPOX SAYS OUTGOING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS IS NOT CONSIDERING A U.S. SENATE RUN *

SEBELIUS ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 11 THAT SHE WAS STEPPING DOWN AS HHS SECY *

NY TIMES REPORTED THIS WEEK THAT SEBELIUS, WHO PREVIOUSLY SERVED TWO TERMS AS GOV OF KANSAS, WAS CONSIDERING A RUN FOR THE SEAT NOW HELD BY PAT ROBERTS (R-KS) *

STATE DEPT ANNOUNCES IT WILL EXTEND THE GOVT COMMENT PERIOD ON THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE *

MOVE WILL LIKELY POSTPONE A FINAL DECISION ON THE CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT UNTIL AFTER THE NOV 4 MIDTERM ELECTIONS *

PRES OBAMA HAS SAID HE WILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON WHETHER TO ALLOW THE PIPELINE, BUT SEVERAL GOVT AGENCIES HAD BEEN EXPECTED TO WEIGH IN BY THE END OF MAY *

NASA'S ROBOTIC MOON EXPLORER, LADEE, CRASHES INTO THE BACK SIDE OF THE MOON FRI AS PLANNED *

LADEE WAS LAUNCHED IN SEPT AND COMPLETED ITS 100-DAY, $280 MIL SCIENCE MISSION LAST MONTH *

IT JOINS DOZENS OF SCIENCE SATELLITES AND APOLLO PROGRAM SPACECRAFT PARTS THAT HAVE SLAMMED INTO THE MOON'S SURFACE, ON PURPOSE, OVER THE DECADES *

WHITE HOUSE WARNS MOSCOW WILL FACE TOUGHER SANCTIONS IF IT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH A NEW INTL DEAL ON UKRAINE OR SENDS FORCES INTO EASTERN UKRAINE *

NATL SECURITY ADVISER SUSAN RICE SAYS SANCTIONS "COULD INCLUDE TARGETING VERY SIGNIFICANT SECTORS OF THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY" *

SHE ADDS THE U.S. IS WATCHING CLOSELY TO SEE IF RUSSIA USES ITS INFLUENCE TO GET PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS IN EASTERN UKRAINE TO DISARM AND ABANDON PUBLIC BUILDINGS THEY'VE SEIZED *

SPACEX ROCKET CARRYING 2.5 TONS OF CARGO FOR THE INTL SPACE STATION BLASTS OFF FROM CAPE CANAVERAL,FL, FRI AFTER NEARLY A MONTH OF LAUNCH DELAYS *

THE PRIVATE, CA-BASED COMPANY'S DRAGON SUPPLY SHIP WILL REACH THE SPACE STATION ON SUN *

IT'S SPACEX'S THIRD OFFICIAL DRAGON CARGO RUN TO THE STATION *

UN SAYS 48 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN AN ATTACK THURS ON A PEACEKEEPING BASE IN SOUTH SUDAN *

AN ARMED MOB ATTACKED THE BASE TO HARM MEMBERS OF THE ETHNIC NUER MINORITY WHO HAD SOUGHT SHELTER INSIDE THE UN POST *

VIOLENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN HAS CAUSED AT LEAST 1 MIL PEOPLE TO FLEE THEIR HOMES *

POPE FRANCIS LEADS GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS PROCESSION AT THE COLOSSEUM IN ROME *

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED THE SERVICE, WHICH CHRONICLES THE LAST HOURS OF JESUS' LIFE *

THE PONTIFF ASKED THE CROWD TO PRAY FOR THE SUFFERING, MARGINALIZED AND ALL THOSE "ABANDONED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE CROSS" *

ON SUN, FRANCIS WILL CELEBRATE EASTER MASS AT ST. PETER'S SQUARE IN VATICAN CITY *

THE CAPTAIN OF THE FERRY THAT SANK WED OFF S KOREA'S SOUTHERN COAST HAS BEEN ARRESTED *

LEE JOON-SEOK, 68, FACES CHARGES OF NEGLIGENCE AND ABANDONING PEOPLE IN NEED *

AT LEAST TWO OTHER CREW MEMBERS WERE ARRESTED ON SIMILAR CHARGES *

THE DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 29, THOUGH IT'S EXPECTED TO RISE DRAMATICALLY AS ROUGHLY 270 PEOPLE REMAIN MISSING *

RESCUE EFFORTS HAVE BEEN HAMPERED BY STRONG CURRENTS, POOR VISIBILITY AND BAD WEATHER *

THE DOOMED FERRY LEFT INCHEON, S KOREA, TUES BOUND FOR THE ISLAND OF JEJU WITH AROUND 475 PEOPLE ABOARD, INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS *

PRES OBAMA SIGNS BILL FRI TO BLOCK IRAN'S CHOSEN ENVOY TO THE UN FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY *

HAMID ABOUTALEBI WAS A MEMBER OF THE MUSLIM STUDENT GROUP INVOLVED IN THE 1979 TAKEOVER OF THE U.S. EMBASSY IN TEHRAN, IN WHICH 52 AMERICANS WERE HELD HOSTAGE *

THE BILL BARS DIPLOMATS FROM ENTERING THE U.S. IF THEY'VE ENGAGED IN PAST ESPIONAGE OR TERRORIST ACTIVITY AND STILL POSE A SECURITY THREAT *

OBAMA SAYS HE INTENDS TO TREAT THE LEGISLATION AS GUIDANCE SO HE CAN CONTINUE TO RECEIVE DIPLOMATS AT HIS OWN DISCRETION *

AVALANCHE ON MT EVEREST KILLS AT LEAST 12 NEPALESE SHERPA GUIDES AND LEAVES FOUR MISSING *

THE GUIDES HAD BEEN FIXING ROPES FOR OTHER CLIMBERS WHEN THE AVALANCHE HIT *

SEVERAL SURVIVORS WERE INJURED AND HAD TO BE AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL *

IT'S THE DEADLIEST DISASTER EVER RECORDED ON MT EVEREST, WHICH IS THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK *