August 2, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

Dying boy to be Pa. couple’s best man

JEANNETTE, Pa. More...

FDA defining what ‘gluten free’ means on food packages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are going to know exactly what they are getting when they buy foods labeled “gluten free.”  More...

Ex-Calif. baggage handler gets jail time

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. More...

75 Cleveland officers broke rules in chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland city officials say a review of a deadly police chase last fall has found that 75 patrol officers violated department rules.  In the November chase, 137 shots were fired at a fleeing driver and passenger who were More...

Calif. man convicted in slaying of boss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California maintenance worker who lost his job has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his former boss, a city parks superintendent.  More...

Boy survives being sucked into drainpipe

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A young boy is recovering in a southwest Florida hospital after he was sucked into a drainpipe while playing with other children and carried several hundred yards.  More...

R.I. couple uses new law to get divorced

PROVIDENCE, R.I. More...

Officials prepare for N.J.-N.Y. bridge work

FORT LEE, N.J. More...

Defense nears end in ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s trial

BOSTON (AP) — The defense in reputed Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s racketeering trial is winding down, but it’s still unclear whether he’ll testify in his own defense.  More...

Shark found at door of Nantucket pub

NANTUCKET, Mass. More...

Bay area transit workers give strike warning

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Nation’s jobless rate falls to 7.4%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March. More...

$180 for bird poop facials!

NEW YORK (AP) — Bird poop for beauty?  That’s what goes into facials at a luxury spa where the traditional Japanese treatment using imported Asian nightingale excrement mixed with rice bran goes for $180 a pop.  More...

Disputed inscription removed from MLK Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chinese sculptor has removed a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. More...

We remember

The Department of Defense this week announced the deaths of soldiers in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  More...

Military paints dire picture from budget cuts

WASHINGTON   Senior Pentagon leaders offered a sober assessment Thursday of the impact of automatic spending cuts on the military, arguing that they are embarrassing and unsafe for the United States while imploring a stymied Congress to stop the More...

MILITARY NOTE

Navy Seaman Michaela M. Laplante, daughter of Shari Laplante of Greenville, Ill., and Guy C. Laplante, of Lisbon, and sailors stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. More...

Gay couples marry in Minn. and prepare to do so in R.I.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gay couples began tying the knot at Minneapolis City Hall early today and preparing to do so once town clerks’ offices opened in Rhode Island, as the two states became the latest to allow same-sex marriage.  More...

Jobless claims fall to 326,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 19,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the fewest since January 2008. The decline shows the job market continues to strengthen.  More...

Bus drivers begin strike

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of bus drivers went on strike today in several Phoenix suburbs, shutting down service that serves some 57,000 riders daily in the affected suburbs and on routes to other cities.  More...