June 21, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

Wallenda to cross river gorge near Grand Canyon

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Bulger jury to hear from more victims’ relatives

BOSTON (AP) — Donald Milano remembers fondly the day his big brother showed him his brand new Mercedes Benz.  “He was quite proud of it,” Milano recalled Thursday.  The next day, Michael Milano was dead, gunned down by a h More...

Early Apple computer could fetch $500K

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages — an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out.  But because it was designed by two college dropouts named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozn More...

Obama to nominate Comey as FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama today plans to nominate President George W. Bush’s former No. More...

VA shows progress on claims backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department is chipping away at a massive inventory of disability claims for veterans, reducing the number of claims considered backlogged by about 15 percent in recent weeks.  More...

Police issue details in Ky. condo shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and their 8-year-old daughter, wounded his mother during a struggle and then killed himself at a Kentucky condominium complex, police said Thursday.  More...

Probe ordered into Detroit pension funds

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager on Thursday ordered an investigation into possible waste, abuse, fraud and corruption in the city’s two pension funds and all employee benefit programs.  More...

3-D atlas of brain reveals tiny details

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have a new brain atlas to help them study their favorite organ. More...

Twitter exec joining Obama tech office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Twitter executive Nicole Wong is joining the Obama administration as the deputy U.S. chief technology officer.  Wong was Twitter’s legal director for products. More...

Callahan Tunnel to close for 3 months

BOSTON (AP) — The Callahan Tunnel, which carries traffic from downtown Boston to Logan International Airport, will close for about three months early next year so engineers can overhaul the deteriorating 52-year-old structure, state transportat More...

Boston suspect listed as gun violence victim

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A gun control group that’s reading the names of thousands of victims of gun violence during a national bus tour apologized for including one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on the list.  More...

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

WASHINGTON   Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.  Under details of the plans obtained by The Assoc More...

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  More...

Captain recruits mailboat jumpers

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. In his 40 years behind the wheel of the Geneva Lake mailboat, Capt. Neill Frame has seen some dirty tricks played on the mailboat jumpers — the young employees who jump from boat to dock to deliver summer mail. More...

DOT didn’t flag caution on I-5 span in Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Starting in the 1970s, Washington state bridge inspectors made note of evidence that large loads were clipping the Interstate 5 span that recently collapsed into the Skagit River.  More...

Japanese bank to pay N.Y. $250M

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi- UFJ Ltd. More...

Defeat of farm bill leaves few options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s broad rejection of a massive farm bill could signal a shift in the way Congress views agriculture policy.  More...

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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