April 16, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

Grambling State says student shot in leg

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Online media nonprofit wins Pulitzer Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of a rapidly changing media world, a relatively unknown New York-based online nonprofit news site joined some of the country’s most well-known media outlets in claiming a Pulitzer Prize, the highest honor in jour More...

Gun background check deal in jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks to more gun buyers seems in jeopardy as more Republican senators are expressing opposition to the proposal, perhaps even enough to derail it. More...

Bombing aftermath

BOSTON (AP) — An explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday killed three people and injured dozens more. An at-aglance look at the facts in the case:  More...

Neighbors recall Boston marathon bombing victim, 8

BOSTON (AP) — The young victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is being remembered as a vivacious boy who loved to run and climb.  More...

Support growing in Congress for increased background checks

Collins would vote for Toomey-Manchin gun compromise

WASHINGTON   With the Senate set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up some key Republican support over the weekend. More...

Court: Can human genes be patented?

WASHINGTON (AP) — DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion dollar medical monopoly?  More...

Spring storm leaves 3 dead

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2nd man arrested in probe of prison chief’s death

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Both of the white supremacist prison gang members whose names surfaced during an investigation into the slaying of Colorado’s prisons chief are now behind bars.  More...

Background check debate starts soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it considers a proposal to expand required federal background checks to gun shows and online fi More...

Military Update

Obama budget: Cap military raises, hike retiree health fees

Trying once more to get military compensation costs “under control,” the Obama administration has asked Congress to cap annual active duty and reserve component pay raises, and to phase in over four years a complex formula for raising TRI More...

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the following casualties between April 1 and 11 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Air Force Capt. More...

Actors, others honor Roger Ebert in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Hollywood came to Chicago on Thursday as actors, directors, film critics and studio presidents honored late movie reviewer Roger Ebert in his hometown.  More...

BBC faces dilemma as anti-Thatcher song soars

LONDON (AP) — The BBC is in a bind after opponents of late British leader Margaret Thatcher pushed the song “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” to the top of the charts.  More...

Obama pitches budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mixing modest curbs on spending with tax increases reviled by Republicans, President Barack Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget on Wednesday that would raise taxes on smokers and wealthy Americans and trim Social Security be More...

Fla. inmate executed for 1980 killing

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man who killed a 10-year-old girl he snatched off her bike on her way to school has been executed in Florida.  Authorities said 59-year-old Larry Eugene Mann was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m. More...

Home repossessions decrease in March

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of U.S. homes repossessed by lenders last month fell to the lowest level in more than five years, the latest evidence that the nation’s foreclosure crisis is abating amid an improving housing market.  More...

Senate OKs Jewell for interior chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation Wednesday to be the nation’s next interior secretary.  The Senate approved her nomination, 87-11, with all the no votes More...

Gunman holding 4 firefighters killed

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who held four firefighters for hours in a suburban Atlanta home was shot dead by SWAT members and all the hostages are slightly injured but should be OK, authorities said Wednesday.  More...

Logs show Hinckley on good behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 has behaved well over the past year when he’s been freed from a Washington mental hospital to visit his mother in Virginia, according to U.S. Secret Service reports.  More...