June 14, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

Witnesses in Bulger trial describe gang’s tactics

BOSTON (AP) — A retired state police colonel identified weapons found hidden in locations connected to James “Whitey” Bulger as prosecutors at Bulger’s racketeering trial showed jurors photos and videos of organized crime figu More...

Wholesale prices rise 0.5 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rise in food and gas costs drove a measure of wholesale prices up sharply in May. But outside those volatile categories, inflation was mild. More...

Woman pays $560K for 2 parking spots

BOSTON (AP) — Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home.  Lisa Blumenthal won the spots in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood during an onsite auct More...

Solar Impulse leaves St. Louis airport

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After 10 days in St. Louis, the first plane that can fly day or night without fuel is on its way to Cincinnati.  Solar Impulse started its cross-country trip in Northern California on May 3. It arrived in St. More...

N.H. Bike Week slates fundraising event

LACONIA, N.H. More...

Swimmer won’t try again

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The Australian woman who had to give up her quest to swim from Cuba to Florida because of painful jellyfish stings said Thursday that she will not make another attempt.  More...

Rupert Murdoch files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife since 1999, citing a breakdown in the relationship. More...

City keeps ‘Come as you are’ welcome sign

ABERDEEN, Wash. More...

Barber paid in hugs kicked out of park

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 82-year-old good Samaritan who has been giving free haircuts to the homeless for 25 years has been kicked out of a Hartford park by city health officials.  More...

Kodak ends making of acetate film base

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak Co. More...

Winds divert flights headed to Denver

DENVER (AP) — High winds have diverted 23 flights that were scheduled to land at Denver International Airport.  Airport officials say winds up to 48 mph Thursday night diverted the flights to other airports, but the planes were returning t More...

Blast at La. plant kills 1

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Daniel Cuthbertson knows the risks involved in working at chemical plants. More...

Deck collapses at popular Miami area sports bar

NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. (AP) — The outdoor deck at a popular Miami area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals, sending dozens of people into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.  The accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. More...

Obama steps up military aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize lethal aid to Syrian rebels marks a deepening of U.S. involvement in the two-year civil war. But U.S. More...

Syria says U.S. charges ‘full of lies’

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government today dismissed U.S. charges that it used chemical weapons as “full of lies,” accusing President Barack Obama of resorting to fabrications to justify his decision to arm Syrian rebels. More...

Man kills 3, himself in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A businessman opened fire on his employees at a downtown St. More...

Oldest Jewish person dies

NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti- Semitism in the 1880s, has died at age 113.  Kozak died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack the day before, her granddaughter More...

2 found dead from Colorado wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. More...

Committee rejects overhaul of military justice

WASHINGTON   Siding with the Pentagon’s top brass, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved legislation Wednesday to keep commanders involved in deciding whether to prosecute sexual assault cases, rejecting an aggressive plan to stem s More...

We remember

The Department of Defense this week has announced casualties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom:  More...