May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

Friendly neighbor accused as kidnap-rapist

SANTA ANA, Calif.   A woman who says she was abducted by a man a decade ago who forced her to marry him and father her child told KABC-TV that she’s happy and blessed to be back with her family.  More...

House bill would speed VA firings as outcry grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would be granted more authority to fire or demote senior executives under a bill headed to the House floor. More...

Jurors follow facts to terror conviction

NEW YORK   Jurors kept emotions about terrorism out of deliberations over the fate of an Egyptian Islamic cleric extradited from London to face terrorism charges, says the jury foreman who announced guilty verdicts.  More...

Post-mortem under way after California fish die-off

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Appeals court won’t rehear BP spill settlement issue

NEW ORLEANS   A federal appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its previous ruling that businesses don’t have to prove they were directly harmed by BP’s 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments.  More...

1950s crooner Jerry Vale dies in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his hightenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. More...

Poll: More stress for spouse care

WASHINGTON   You promise “in sickness and in health,” but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws.  More...

Oregon gay-marriage ban ruling expected

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Same-sex marriages in Oregon could begin as soon as this afternoon, depending on a judge’s ruling.  More...

Aaron Hernandez charged in 2 more shooting deaths

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced new murder charges against the former NFL star, who was already awaiting trial in a More...

GM recalls cars to fix brake problem

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling about 8,200 midsize cars to fix a problem with the front brakes.  It’s the sixth recall announced by the company this week and the 24th this year. More...

Blast hurts 6 at mill

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six workers have been injured in an explosion at a Knoxville, Tenn., steel mill, fire officials said.  One worker was critically burned in the Thursday night blast, Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. More...

Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect to testify

BOSTON   A college friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could testify in court in an effort to suppress evidence for his own upcoming trial, which a judge ruled does not need to be moved from Massachusetts in order to be fair.  More...

Hagel: Military should review transgender ban

WASHINGTON   The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military “continually should be reviewed,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday.  More...

Spring snows hit Rockies; Plains face high winds

DENVER   Dozens of snowplows were taking to the streets of Denver early today, after a powerful spring storm dropped heavy snow across parts of Colorado and Wyoming, even as stormy weather moved into the plains states and drew warnings about con More...

Prosecutors seek more human rights cases

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Ark. plans to appeal same-sex marriage rule

EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — The state’s top lawyer will ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision to overturn a 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.  More...

House to approve new Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON   House Republicans are set to begin a special investigation of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.  More...

Putin oversees Russian nuclear forces exercise

MOSCOW   President Vladimir Putin has overseen a military exercise involving Russia’s nuclear forces amid escalating tensions over Ukraine.  More...

Dire climate report looking more certain

WASHINGTON   The Obama administration is more certain than ever that global warming is changing Americans’ daily lives and will worsen — conclusions that scientists will detail in a massive federal report to be released Tuesday.  More...

At least 3 critically injured in circus accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I.   At least three performers remain in critical condition following a circus accident in Providence.  Authorities are trying to determine what caused a support frame to collapse Sunday during the Ringling Bros. More...