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Police: 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

Rescue workers searched rubble early today for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

War medicine now is helping Boston bomb victims

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

The bombs that made Boston look like a combat zone have also brought battlefield medicine to their civilian victims. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has sharpened skills and scalpels, leading to dramatic advances that are now being used to treat the 13 amputees and nearly a dozen other patients still fighting to keep damaged limbs after Monday's attack.

Arizona moves to force sale of turned-in guns

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

The months since the deadly Connecticut school shooting have seen dozens of gun buyback events across the country, with officials getting thousands of unwanted firearms off the street and sending them off to their destruction.

 

Wife of ex-judge confesses in Texas DA slayings

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

 

Pressure cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out -- with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel -- but said they still didn't know who did it and why.

Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

The voice of football. The NFL's narrator for generations. A master of restraint. Pat Summerall soothed American television audiences over four decades -- his deep, resonant voice and simple, understated style served as the perfect complement to the boisterous enthusiasm of John Madden, his partner in a celebrated pairing that lasted half of the NFL player-turned-announcer's career.

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence.

 

American Airlines expects flights to return to normal

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

 

 

Cat with a bad back? Animal chiropractors offer pet care alternative

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he's straightened out thousands of dogs and cats, not to mention the occasional snake, hamster, gerbil and guinea pig.

 

 

Deal expected in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

 

Feds seek suspects, motive in bombings

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

Police and federal agents appealed to the public today for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find whoever carried out the deadly attack.

 

Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.

 

 

Role reversal: GOP blasts Obama plan to sell TVA

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama's plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach.

 

 

Report finds lax oversight of specialty pharmacies

Posted 4/16/2013 in National

Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.

 

 

AP: Likely tax cheats flock South, West

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

 

 

Take the bait? NYPD anti-theft tactics criticized

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

 

Inmates, orchestra members perform behind bars

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

Strains of classical music echoed on Sunday -- not inside an august concert hall -- but in a bleak Chicago jail where the mostly teenage boys await trial on charges ranging from dope dealing to murder.

Oil falls 2 percent, gas prices to keep dropping

Posted 4/13/2013 in National

Signs that the global economy isn't strong enough to quickly burn through the world's ample supplies of oil and gasoline sank crude oil prices for a second straight day.

 

Despite solitude, hermit had taste for fine things

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

He would meditate on an overturned bucket while staring up at the sky and knew all the eagles that nested nearby.

 

 

Implanted 'bracelet' helps treat chronic heartburn

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them.

 

 

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