June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

10-year-old girl gets adult lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge’s ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.  Sarah Murnaghan underwent a sixhour surgery Wednesday at More...

Storm surges toward Mid-Atlantic

CHICAGO (AP) — A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged today toward the Mid-Atlantic after causing widespread power outages but largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocit More...

Thousands flee Colo. wildfires

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Census: Rural U.S. loses population for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.  More...

CIA deputy director retires

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who defended harsh interrogation techniques and was involved with the fallout after the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, announced his retirement Wednesday.  More...

Hepatitis A linked to berries sickens 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.  The CDC said Tuesday that illnesses have b More...

NSA issue pits far left, right against the middle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations of massive government collections of Americans’ phone and email records have reinvigorated an odd-couple political alliance of the far left and right.  More...

Homes lost in Colo. wildfires

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California grandma, 72, shoots at intruder

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Massive line of storms aim at Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms could affect one in five Americans today as it rumbles from Iowa to Maryland packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds.  More...

Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study More...

N.J. town to vote on saggy pants ban

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Leaders of a New Jersey shore town are looking to butt in on how people dress when they stroll the boardwalk, because they believe most visitors don’t want to see people’s rear ends hanging out.  More...

Missing Pa. mom found in Fla. gets jail

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U.S.: No plans to end broad surveillance program

WASHINGTON   The Obama administration is weighing whether to charge a government contractor with leaking classified government secrets while it defends a much-criticized National Security Agency surveillance program as an indispensable tool for More...

Boehner: Congress can do immigration this year

WASHINGTON   With the Senate ready to cast the first floor votes on a landmark immigration bill, House Speaker John Boehner said today he thinks there’s a good chance the legislation can be signed into law “by the end of the year.&rd More...

Transplant vote seeks medical, legal balance

PITTSBURGH   Faced with a federal judge’s order in the heart-wrenching cases of two terminally ill children seeking lung transplants, a national review board sought a balance that will keep such decisions in the hands of doctors, not lawye More...

2 Obama cabinet nominees advance

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has voted unanimously to approve President Barack Obama’s nominees to head the Commerce and Transportation departments.  More...

10 women, many in 90s, escape limo fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A passenger in a limousine that began smoking with 10 women — some of them in their 90s — inside before catching fire says the doors of the idling limousine were open.  Sixty-three-year-old Mary Chapman sai More...

In heel stabbing, woman claims self-defense

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself.  Houston police say 44-yearold Ana Lilia Trujillo told investigators the man More...

Feds now backing morning-after pills

NEW YORK (AP) — After setting off a storm of criticism from abortion rights groups, upset that a Democratic president had sided with social conservatives, the Obama administration says it will comply with a judge’s order to allow girls of More...