June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Austin police on famed Sixth St. strive to ensure safety

AUSTIN, Texas   Austin police Lt. Dustin Lee stands on the corner of Sixth and Trinity streets on a Friday in June, a perfect vantage point in the middle of a barlined stretch of downtown.  More...

Alexandria shooter was living in cargo van, called a loner

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Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; at least 17 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia   At least 17 people were killed in the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended this morning by security forces.  Somali survivors described harrowing scenes in wh More...

UPS gunman who killed three people in San Francisco had filed overtime grievances

SAN FRANCISCO A United Parcel Service driver who opened fire during a meeting with co-workers had filed a grievance that he was working excessive overtime and appeared to specifically go after the three drivers he killed before fatally shooting hims More...

Former deputy U.S. marshal sentenced in store peeping case

BISMARCK, N.D.   A former deputy U.S. marshal in North Dakota has been sentenced to three years in prison for spying on young women in Bismarck dressing rooms.  More...

AG Jeff Sessions vows to defend himself against ‘false allegations’

WASHINGTON   Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a close adviser to President Donald Trump during his battle for the presidency, heatedly defended himself before his former Senate colleagues as he denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia&rsq More...

House Majority Whip Scalise shot in Virginia

WASHINGTON   House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot today at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. More...

Jurors back for day 3 of deliberations in Castile trial

ST. PAUL, Minn.   The jury considering the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of a black motorist begins its third day of deliberations today.  More...

Amid criminal case, Cosby also fighting lawsuits by 10 women

NORRISTOWN, PA.   As Bill Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian’s civil lawyers are fighting civil lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country.  More...

Candy maker ‘battles’ sugar wars

LUFKIN, Texas On a busy highway heading into this industrial East Texas town, a candy factory stands next to a chicken processing plant that sometimes wafts the smell of bird guts across the parking lot that divides them, mixing with the delicate sc More...

Northeast farmers challenged by rainy, cool spring

RICHMOND, VT.   Following dry and drought conditions last summer, Northeast farmers are facing the opposite challenge: a rainy, cool spring that has delayed the planting of corn and other crops and the cutting of hay for livestock feed.  More...

Unknown number killed in massive London high-rise blaze

LONDON Fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west London early today, killing an unknown number of people and sending more than 50 people to area hospitals. More...

U.S. college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

CINCINNATI   An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on U.S. soil.  More...

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

DOHA, Qatar   Qatar said today it had pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, East African nations that have a long-running territorial dispute which Doha had helped mediate.  More...

Interior chief to visit Maine monument

Ryan Zinke arrives today

MEDWAY   U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is heading to Maine today to see Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument as part of a tour of national monuments that are under review.  More...

A mix of pride, anger at LGBT rights marches across U.S.

WASHINGTON   Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation’s capital and dozens of other U.S. cities on Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by the administration of President Donald Trump.  More...

Lisbon kitchen fire displaces owner

LISBON   A Lisbon resident is being aided by the Red Cross after a fire Saturday afternoon.  Lisbon Fire Chief Sean Galipeau said a kitchen fire was reported at 6 Prince St., at 3:40 p.m. More...

Man hospitalized after jumping out of a third story window

BRUNSWICK   A 25-year-old Brunswick man was hurt when he jumped from a window Sunday.  Brunswick police were called to a disturbance at the man’s residence at the corner of Oak and Cushing streets at 5:29 p.m. More...

$15.7M school budget, town charter change on Lisbon ballot

LISBON   Voters in Lisbon will decide on a $15.7 million school budget and consider changing the deadline for circulating and filing nomination papers.  The proposed $15,735,507 school budget, which includes adult education, represents a 2. More...

Bail hearing set for Friday in 38-year-old former cold case

PORTLAND   Burton Hagar, the man who reportedly made statements about his infant son’s 1979 death that led to his arrest for murder, will appear in court Friday for a bail hearing.  More...