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School storm protection is spotty in tornado zones

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — With its single-story design and cinder-block walls, Plaza Towers Elementary School may have seemed sturdy when it was built a couple of generations ago. But a powerful tornado revealed the building’s lack of modern safety standards, destroying the school and killing seven students. Unlike several other schools in the Oklahoma City […]

Senate panel approves immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses. The 13-5 vote cleared the way for an epic showdown […]

Search for survivors begins in OKC suburb

BREAKING-NEWS

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors. The city of Moore, Okla., was hit by a mile-wide tornado on Monday afternoon. People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods are flattened and homes […]

Medical emergency eyed in Va. parade crash

DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — Witnesses described a frantic scene and close calls after an elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a small Virginia mountain town’s parade. Investigators were looking into whether the motorist had suffered a medical emergency before the accident. About 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to […]

FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. Few details have been released in the case, and no arrests have been made. Federal investigators have been searching for the person who sent the letters, […]

Wakarusa releases schedule for 2013 festival

Mulberry Mountain

Wakarusa just released their daily music schedule featuring a knock-out double-bill headliner performing each night of the 4-day festival including The Black Crowes and STS9 on Thursday, Umphrey’s McGee and Dispatch on Friday, Gogol Bordello and Widespread Panic on Saturday night and closing out the festival Sunday night, Amon Tobin & Snoop Lion. Each year […]

Woman, 80, swallows diamond at Fla. charity event

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The idea behind the Tampa Women’s Club charity event was simple. For $20, you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, $5,000 diamond.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of hospital

BOSTON (AP) — The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.

2 killed as 2 bombs explode at Boston Marathon

BREAKING-NEWS

  BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 22 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators, race organizers and police said. One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including […]

Federal budget cuts ground Air Force aircraft

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A top general says federal budget cuts that will ground one-third of the U.S. Air Force’s active-duty force of combat planes including fighters and bombers means “accepting the risk that combat airpower may not be ready to respond immediately to new contingencies as they occur.”

Paterno’s widow: We were ignorant of sex predators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno’s widow said Wednesday that she and her husband were ignorant about sexual predators like Jerry Sandusky and did not realize that the former Penn State assistant football coach was abusing the boys he met through a children’s charity that he founded.

Bin Laden raid member can be WikiLeaks witness

MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound to testify at the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the Wikileaks website.

Cardinals elect Argentine as new pope

Pope Francis was elected today.

The Catholic world saw the election of a new leader today with the ascension of Pope Francis, formerly the Cardinal from Argentina Jorge Bergoglio.

Fire burns after tug, barge hit La. gas pipeline

LAFITTE, La. (AP) — A fire that ignited when a gas pipeline was hit by a tug boat pushing an oil barge burned into the morning hours Wednesday in a bayou south of New Orleans amid reports that oil had leaked into the water.

Trial to begin in Ohio school football rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Television news trucks are lined up outside an eastern Ohio courthouse for the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl.

Fort Hood shooting suspect trial set for May 29

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — After many delays, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will go on trial in three months.

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf buried at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the no-nonsense Desert Storm commander famously nicknamed “Stormin’ Norman,” graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, soaking up its values: “Duty, Honor, Country.”

Judge watches videotape of ex-BP CEO’s testimony

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The judge in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial has watched videotaped testimony from former BP chief executive Tony Hayward.

Anti-gun Democrat wins primary to replace Jackson

CHICAGO (AP) — The newly elected Democratic nominee to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. vowed to become a leader in the fight for federal gun control and directly challenged the National Rifle Association in her victory speech.

Georgia execution halted at the last minute

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The execution of a Georgia man who killed a fellow prisoner in 1990 was halted Tuesday at the last minute so courts could consider claims that he’s mentally disabled and other issues.

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