June 10, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

Victim recalls facing gunman in Calif. rampage

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Feel-good ‘Kinky Boots’ wins at feel-good Tonys

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No charges expected in fatal shooting by Ariz. boy

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police aren’t expected to seek charges in the death of an Arizona man who was accidentally shot by his 4- year-old son, authorities said.  More...

Jury selection to start for Zimmerman trial

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WikiLeaks trial shifts to Afghan war video

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The court-martial of a U.S. Army private who gave troves of classified material to the website WikiLeaks is shifting in its second week to specific items he sent.  The trial of Pfc. More...

Newtown students to receive scholarships

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Four graduating seniors from Newtown High School will receive college scholarships to help them pursue careers in education.  More...

Gun control advocates mark 6 months since shooting

WASHINGTON   Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims’ families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the president’s allies are as More...

U.S. declassifies phone program details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to tamp down a public uproar spurred by the disclosure of two secret surveillance programs, the nation’s top intelligence official is declassifying key details about one of the programs while insisting the efforts More...

Andrea zips up the East Coast

MIAMI (AP) — After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, Tropical Storm Andrea moved quickly across south Georgia and was speeding through the Carolinas early today, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacati More...

Lawmakers press forward on sex assault legislation

WASHINGTON   Lawmakers are pressing forward with legislation aimed at stemming an epidemic of sexual assaults in the military.  More...

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the following casualties between May 30 and June 6.  More...

Vouchers available for homeless vets

WASHINGTON — Approximately 20 homeless veterans living on the streets and in shelters in Maine will soon find a permanent place to call home.  More...

MILITARY NOTE

Navy Lt. Robert J. Gensheimer, son of Kathleen F. and Gregory G. Gensheimer of Bath, recently participated in a change of command on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), Naval Station Mayport, Fla.  More...

Employers add 175,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs in May, a figure that shows steady hiring but is below the more robust pace that took place during the fall and winter.  More...

From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument

WASHINGTON   Most birds don’t fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn’t stop a group of government officials and philanthropists from clipping themselves into harnesses and climbing to the tip to s More...

6 dead, 14 injured in Pa. building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rescue workers were digging through rubble today for any additional victims who may have been trapped when a building under demolition collapsed onto a neighboring thrift store, killing six people and injuring 14, including More...

Judge backs dying girl who needs new lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.  More...

Chrysler to recall 435,000 Jeep SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 435,000 Jeep SUVs to fix air bag and transmission fluid leaks.  The automaker will recall more than 254,000 Patriots and Compasses from 2010 through 2012 in the U.S. to fix an air bag problem. More...

First lady confronts heckler at fundraiser

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama had a rare face-off with a heckler at a Democratic fundraiser Tuesday evening before the protesting woman, shouting for gay rights, was escorted out by party supporters.  More...

Soldier due to plead guilty in Afghan killings

SEATTLE (AP) — The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two slumbering villages last year is expected to recount the horrific slaughter in a military courtroom today when he pleads guilty to avoid More...