July 13, 2012 RSS feed / Nation/World

No explosives found on jet heading to Madrid

NEW YORK (AP) — A jetliner bound for Madrid was returned to Kennedy International Airport as a precaution Thursday evening after a passenger reported strange wiring in the bathroom, but no explosive device was found, law enforcement officials s More...

JPMorgan says trading loss grew to $4.4 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, said today that its loss from a highly publicized trading blunder had grown to $4.4 billion, more than double the bank’s original estimate of $2 billion.  More...

DOG WEDDING

DACHSHUNDS DRESSED for the occasion, Dee Dee, foreground left, and her cousin Clifford, foreground right, are held by their owner Valerie Diker, as they and other dogs and people wait for the start o More...

Boy found wandering Waterville streets

WATERVILLE (AP) — A Waterville father is facing charges after his 2-year-old son was found wandering city streets alone for the second time this year.  Vance Gray was charged with endangering a child’s welfare. More...

Poland man dies in motorcycle crash

POLAND (AP) — Police say a man has died while his wife was seriously injured after the motorcycle they were on collided with a car in Poland.  More...

Car crashes into N.Y. Dunkin’ Donuts

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Repairs on covered bridge to proceed

DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — Repairs to a historic covered bridge in Dummerston, Vt., are on track again after some delays.  The 140-year-old bridge over the West River was heavily damaged during Tropical Storm Irene last year.  More...

Obama seeks to keep Virginia on his side in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Against an increasingly bitter campaign backdrop, President Barack Obama is seeking to shore up support for his re-election in Virginia, a state he won four years ago ending decades of domination by Republican presidential can More...

Guns of Bonnie and Clyde go up for auction in N.H.

She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker.  But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement of More...

Two border drug tunnels discovered

PHOENIX (AP) — Two drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems were discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest signs that cartels are building sophisticated passages to escape heightened surveillance on land. More...

Colorado cantaloupes return to stores

GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) — Colorado cantaloupe growers are promoting new safeguards as Rocky Ford melons return to grocery stores a year after a deadly listeria outbreak killed 30 people nationwide.  More...

Fla. woman stuck in ditch for 3 days

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman suffered from dehydration after being stuck in her car for three days after accidentally driving into a water-filled ditch.  More...

Dogs, dead people get election docs from nonprofit

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Autistic man survives 3-week ordeal in Utah desert

DENVER   An autistic man lived on frogs and roots as he wandered for weeks in the remote Escalante Desert of southern Utah until being rescued, emaciated but alive.  More...

Romney faces NAACP, gets booed

HOUSTON (AP) — Unflinching before the NAACP, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. More...

Poll: King leads race

PORTLAND (AP) — Independent Angus King leads the race to fill U.S. Sen. More...

Portland police probe shooting

PORTLAND (AP) — A man who was fatally shot in Portland early Wednesday had been charged in a fatal crash last month, but police say there’s no indication the two incidents were related.  More...

Train derails in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Part of a freight train derailed and caught fire in Ohio’s capital city early today, shooting flames skyward into the darkness and prompting the evacuation of a mile-wide area as firefighters and hazardous materials More...

Former publisher is N.H. paper’s CEO

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Richard Connor, former publisher and editor of newspapers in Maine, has been named chief executive officer of Foster’s Daily Democrat in Dover, N.H.  More...

Expert not sure Cape shark was a great white

CHATHAM, Mass. More...