May 14, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

Both sides condemn convicted Pa. abortionist

PHILADELPHIA   Dr. Kermit Gosnell considered himself a pioneering inner-city doctor who helped desperate women get late-term abortions, but a Philadelphia jury called him a murderer who killed three babies after they were born alive.  More...

OJ returns to court in bid for new trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. More...

Gov’t probe obtains AP phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion& More...

Police: Man sought in N.O. parade shootings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police and federal authorities are searching for a young man who’s suspected of opening fire at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, wounding 19.  More...

2 charged in fires held on $350,000 bail

LEWISTON (AP) — A judge on Monday set bail at $350,000 apiece for two men accused of setting a fire that burned down two apartment buildings because they were fed up of dilapidated and abandoned housing. More...

19 hurt in Mother’s Day shooting

NEW ORLEANS   Video released early today by New Orleans police shows a possible suspect in the Mother’s Day gunfire that wounded 19 people during a neighborhood parade.  More...

Convicted killer seeks DNA tests on clothes

PORTLAND (AP) — A 49- year-old Maine man serving two life sentences for the 1999 execution-style shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and the toddler she was babysitting is asking the state’s highest court to allow DNA tests that he says More...

Collins: Obama should ‘condemn’ IRS action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are calling on President Barack Obama to personally address the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups during the 2012 election season.  More...

Sailor dies during Cup practice

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew “Bart” Simpson had already garnered an Olympic gold medal in sailing in 2008 and a silver at last year’s games when Artemis Racing came calling with a chance to win yachting’s top prize &mdash More...

O.J. to get Vegas hearing for new trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. More...

4 pit bulls blamed for jogger’s death

PALMDALE, Calif. More...

Whole Foods Market mixes up salads

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Market Inc. said Thursday that labels on a chicken salad and those on a vegan version of the salad were reversed at some of its cold food bars in the Northeast.  More...

Spire installed on WTC roof

Brings structure’s height to 1,776 feet

NEW YORK (AP) — The silver spire topping One World Trade Center has been fully installed on the building’s roof, bringing the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet.  More...

Crowds swoon, but Prince Harry is all business in D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The throngs swooned but Prince Harry was having none of it.  More...

Military Update

Commissaries feel hiring freeze, fear budget squeeze

Base commissaries face turbulent times as staff vacancies swell under a federal hiring freeze, employee furloughs remain a worry and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) digests budget guidance for fiscal 2015 that will force new efficiencies on stor More...

We remember

The Department of Defense has announced the following casualties between May 3 and 9.  More...

Washington state courts office hacked

OLYMPIA, Wash. More...

Man wrongly told he had cancer gets $60K

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a Winston man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain cancer and told he had just a few months to live.   More...

Civil War vets given final resting place

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For more than 100 years, the cremated remains of two brothers — Civil War soldiers from Indiana — sat on a funeral home shelf, unclaimed and largely forgotten.  More...

Top Boston cop to discuss bombings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner told lawmakers conducting the first congressional hearing on the Marathon bombings that government should tighten security around celebratory public events and consider using more undercover More...