June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

F-15 fighter jets to conduct exercises

BOSTON (AP) — F-15 fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing in Massachusetts are scheduled to participate in an exercise over the northern part of the state, as well as parts of New Hampshire and Maine.  Practice scramble maneuvers are bei More...

Tropical Storm Barry bears down on coast

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry is very close to Mexico’s Gulf Coast and nearly set to bluster ashore with winds and drenching rains.  More...

Massachusetts man attacked by bobcat

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Taliban offer to free U.S. soldier

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. More...

Russia to fulfill Syria missile contract

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will honor its controversial contract to deliver S-300 airdefense missile systems to Syria, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said today.  More...

Fire from JFK’s eternal flame arrives

DUBLIN (AP) — A torch lit from the eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy’s graveside has arrived in Ireland ahead of ceremonies planned to mark the 50th anniversary of his 1963 visit.  More...

France threatens Google with fines

PARIS (AP) — France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined.  More...

Norway opens Arctic area to oil drilling

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway’s Parliament has opened up a new area on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents who fear catastrophic oil spills in the remote and icy region.  Most of the Norw More...

3 dead in Ky. condo complex shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A domestic situation apparently prompted the midweek shooting at a condominium complex in an upscale Louisville neighborhood that claimed three lives and left a fourth person badly wounded, police said.  More...

Trial reveals hit man of Country Club Lane

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — He parks his silver Mercedes- Benz sedan behind his condo, below a deck decorated with white and pink flowers, where a couple of small dogs bark at the few passers-by.  More...

Homes evacuated as Colo. wildfire flares

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of homes were evacuated near Denver as a winddriven wildfire flared, one of many in the western states where hot and windy conditions were making it easy for the wild land blazes to start and spread.  More...

Boss: FBI uses drones for surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI uses drones for surveillance of stationary subjects, and the privacy implications of such operations are “worthy of debate,” FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday.  He said the law enforcement age More...

FBI hunt for Hoffa’s remains enters 3rd day

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — FBI agents in suburban Detroit began a third day of digging today in the search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago.  More...

House eyes cuts to food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging farm bill the House is considering would cut food stamps by $2 billion a year and make it more difficult for some people to qualify for the domestic food aid program.  More...

Car jumps curb in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire authorities say eight people have been hurt, several of them seriously, after a car jumped a curb and slammed into a Manhattan store.  The white car hit the 24- hour grocery in the East Village around 7 a.m. More...

Colorado fire victims named

DENVER (AP) — Bob and Barbara Schmidt dashed to their home on a dirt road in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs as smoke from what would become the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history filled the air.  After quick More...

IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP se More...

787 heading to Tokyo diverted to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A Boeing 787 flying from Denver to Tokyo diverted to Seattle because of an oil filter issue, a United Airlines spokeswoman said.  An airline maintenance team was inspecting the jet after Flight 139 landed normally Tuesday af More...

Unusual heat wave hits 49th state

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven — or a tropical paradise.  More...

Ex-Bulger enforcer to continue testifying

BOSTON (AP) — A former enforcer for James “Whitey” Bulger is expected to face more tough cross-examination by Bulger’s lawyers when he returns to the witness stand for a third day.  James Martorano, who admitted killing 2 More...