June 18, 2013 RSS feed / Nation

House takes up anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The abortion wars are returning to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches 20 weeks of age. More...

Intel chief: NSA foiled many terrorist plots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled “dozens” of terrorist plots. More...

Senator: Immigration bill could decide 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two lawmakers who helped write a bipartisan immigration bill say Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in 2016 hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the proposal. More...

Witnesses in Bulger trial describe gang’s tactics

BOSTON (AP) — A retired state police colonel identified weapons found hidden in locations connected to James “Whitey” Bulger as prosecutors at Bulger’s racketeering trial showed jurors photos and videos of organized crime figu More...

Woman pays $560K for 2 parking spots

BOSTON (AP) — Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home. More...

N.H. Bike Week slates fundraising event

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Rupert Murdoch files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife since 1999, citing a breakdown in the relationship. More...

Barber paid in hugs kicked out of park

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 82-year-old good Samaritan who has been giving free haircuts to the homeless for 25 years has been kicked out of a Hartford park by city health officials. More...

Kodak ends making of acetate film base

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak Co. says it’s ending in-house production of one of the key components of camera film and cutting 61 jobs. More...

Blast at La. plant kills 1

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Daniel Cuthbertson knows the risks involved in working at chemical plants. More...

Comittee considers tough immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on its first immigration bill this year, a tough enforcement measure giving state and local officials new powers to act against people here illegally. More...

Bush’s plane makes emergency landing

DALLAS (AP) — A private jet that had former President George W. Bush on board made an emergency landing after the smell of smoke was reported in the cockpit. More...

Miss Connecticut wins Miss USA contest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erin Brady of Connecticut won the title of Miss USA in Las Vegas on Sunday night. She is expected to spend her title reign raising breast and ovarian cancer awareness, the organization’s official cause. More...

Wholesale prices rise 0.5 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rise in food and gas costs drove a measure of wholesale prices up sharply in May. But outside those volatile categories, inflation was mild. More...

Solar Impulse leaves St. Louis airport

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After 10 days in St. Louis, the first plane that can fly day or night without fuel is on its way to Cincinnati. Solar Impulse started its cross-country trip in Northern California on May 3. It arrived in St. Louis on June 4. More...

Swimmer won’t try again

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The Australian woman who had to give up her quest to swim from Cuba to Florida because of painful jellyfish stings said Thursday that she will not make another attempt. More...

City keeps ‘Come as you are’ welcome sign

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — After hearing from Kurt Cobain and Nirvana fans across the United States, the Washington state city of Aberdeen is keeping the words “Come as you are” on a welcome sign. More...

Winds divert flights headed to Denver

DENVER (AP) — High winds have diverted 23 flights that were scheduled to land at Denver International Airport. More...

Deck collapses at popular Miami area sports bar

NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. (AP) — The outdoor deck at a popular Miami area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals, sending dozens of people into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. The accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. More...

Obama steps up military aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize lethal aid to Syrian rebels marks a deepening of U.S. involvement in the two-year civil war. But U.S. More...