December 30, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

Lawmakers dispute Snowden’s declaration of victory

Members of Congress said Sunday they weren’t impressed with Edward Snowden’s recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he’s already accomplished his mission.  More...

Documents highlight heroics, horror in Newtown

Connecticut State Police released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  More...

Police file on Newtown shooting to be released

NEW HAVEN, CONN.   The planned release today of thousands of pages of police documents from the investigation into last year’s school massacre in Newtown could shed light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman.  More...

Police: 4 dead after La. shootings, 3 injured

RACELAND, LA.   A southern Louisiana man attacked his former inlaws, his current wife, and the head of a hospital where he’d worked, killing three before killing himself, authorities said.  More...

Vets return to streets to reach the homeless

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IN MEMORIAM

The Department of Defense announced Dec.24 the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass., died Dec. More...

Another court defeat for Utah on gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY   A federal appeals court has refused yet again to stop gay marriage in Utah, making it more likely that samesex weddings in the home of the Mormon church are here to stay for the immediate future.  More...

Man to be arraigned in rape, death of girl

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is set to be arraigned on charges in the rape and strangulation of a 9-year-old girl found dead in a trash bin at the trailer park where they were neighbors.  The Wayne County prosecutor’s office say More...

2 teens killed in NJ shooting, 3rd critical

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark officials say two teenagers have been shot and killed and a third is in critical condition in the northern New Jersey city.  More...

Suit over stop for Arabic cards tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union says he finds it perplexing that a federal appeals court has rejected a former college student’s lawsuit over his detention at an airport after he was found to be carr More...

Utah turns to higher court to halt gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY   Utah state lawyers have again turned to a Denverbased federal appeals court in their bid to put a stop to gay couples getting married, saying the state should not be required to abide by one judge’s narrow view of a &ldquo More...

Church signs roll the dice getting hip with quips

ST. LOUIS   Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church’s marquee read: “Christmas — Easier to spell than Hanukkah.”  More...

Astronauts spacewalk on Christmas Eve

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts have floated outside on Christmas Eve in hopes of wrapping up urgent cooling system repairs.   It’s only the second Christmas Eve spacewalk in NASA history. More...

N.Y. man’s 10,607 video games secure Guinness title

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Utah’s same-sex marriage ban back in court

SALT LAKE CITY   A federal judge is set to consider a request from the state of Utah today to block gay weddings that have been taking place since Friday, when the state’s same-sex marriage ban was overturned.  U.S. More...

U.S. releases more documents on surveillance authorization

WASHINGTON   The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al- Qaida terrorist More...

Deportations rise, immigrants grow fearful, frustrated

NEW ORLEANS   Karen Sandoval’s promising life in this city fell apart in one day last summer when she went to buy school supplies for her two daughters.  More...

Obama orders military to review sexual assault

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military one year to make progress on an epidemic of sexual assault or face potential tougher reforms, hours after Congress sent a sweeping defense bill for his signature that cracks down on More...

Ice and snow frustrate U.S. holiday travel

CHICAGO   A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint frustrated Christmas travelers Saturday from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and even tornadoe More...

Hospital: Teen shot at Colo. school dies

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