May 31, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

‘German curse’ ends for spelling champ

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As red and yellow confetti floated into his hair, the champ just stood there and cracked his knuckles, hardly the type of celebration expected from a 13-year-old. More...

Boston Strong Concert draws thousands

BOSTON (AP) — The song “Come Together” their rallying cry, performers at a benefit concert for victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing had thousands of people cheering for a city that has pulled together to overcome adversity. More...

‘Bucket list’ item leads to Fla. arrest

OCALA, Fla. More...

More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest

TULL, Ark. More...

Plane crashes into Va. apartment building

HERNDON, Va. More...

Consumers cut spending 0.2% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back on spending in April after their income failed to grow, a sign economic growth may be slowing. More...

Military Update

Attorney urges congress to end sleep apnea claims ‘abuse’

In 2001, the year U.S. More...

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  More...

Petraeus gets job with investment firm

NEW YORK (AP) — Investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. More...

N.Y. road reopens after crash kills 7

TRUXTON, N.Y. More...

Florida man donates 100 gallons of blood

LAKE PARK, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man has reached a rare milestone. He’s donated 100 gallons of blood.  The Palm Beach Post reports Harold Mendenhall, 84, started giving blood on July 7, 1977. More...

Music acts set for Boston benefit show

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett are returning to Massachusetts to join artists with ties to the state for a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.  More...

R.I. Gov. Chafee to join Democrats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. More...

Obama eyes ex-Bush official to head FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prepared to nominate James Comey, a former Bush administration official with bipartisan credentials, as the next FBI director. More...

Feds probe Md. train derailment

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Federal investigators planned to spend the coming days piecing together what caused a chemical-carrying CSX train to collide with a garbage truck, derail and explode at a rail crossing in suburban Baltimore.  More...

Bachmann won’t run for re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand and a favorite of tea party Republicans, said today she will not run for another term in the U.S. More...

’Glasnost’ opens up Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. More...

Passengers returning to U.S. after cruise ship fire

BALTIMORE   For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship’s voyage. More...

McCain makes surprise trip to visit rebels

WASHINGTON   Leaders of Syria’s opposition forces got a chance to make their case for increased U.S. support directly with Sen. John McCain when he slipped into that country for a surprise visit. More...

Procter & Gamble brings back A.G. Lafley as CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Household products giant Procter & Gamble Co. is hoping its former CEO can work his magic once again.  More...