National Zoo says smaller of twin panda cubs has died

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jubilation over the recent birth of panda twins at the National Zoo turned to sadness Wednesday as one of the newborn cubs died after three and a half days.

The zoo's panda mom Mei Xiang gave birth to the first cub Saturday at 5:35 p.m. and a second cub about five hours later. Had both cubs survived, they would have been the 17-year-old panda's third and fourth surviving offspring.