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1 of 2 Mass. bomb suspects dead

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said today as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.

 

Hoaxes, scams abound after disasters like Boston attack

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

A blond, bespectacled girl with a serious expression and a red T-shirt chugs along a street in runner's togs and bib in a photo shared thousands of times on social media soon after the Boston Marathon explosions.

 

 

Air search finds no trace of missing man

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

A short break in windy weather on Thursday allowed a rancher with a helicopter to search a rugged mountainside in southeastern Oregon for a young Oklahoma man who set out to test himself against the wilderness.

 

 

Dick Van Dyke tweets for help with health issue

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

 

 

Poll: Public pessimism on economy grows

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot.

 

 

Obama, victims' families overcome by gun owners

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

Four months ago, President Barack Obama promised a grieving nation he would do everything in his power to change gun laws after 26 students and staff were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

 

New app helps Icelanders avoid accidental incest

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

ou meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin?

 

12 bodies recovered after Texas blast, 200 injured

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered after an enormous Texas fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods for blocks and left about 200 other people injured, authorities said today.

 

Sheriff: Storage unit led to arrests in DA deaths

Posted 4/19/2013 in National

Investigators in the slayings of two North Texas prosecutors got their big break from a tip that pointed them to a cache of guns and a Crown Victoria hidden in a storage unit, a sheriff said.

 

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.

 

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