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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.

Feds, BP agree oil captured not part of penalties

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and the federal government have agreed that 34 million gallons of oil captured during the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico can’t count toward civil penalties the oil giant faces

Bottle fraud in Mich. may face harsher penalties

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attention smugglers of empty soda cans: Stay out of Michigan, or you could face jail time.

Crews search Kansas City rubble for missing woman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With a massive storm bearing down on the city, fire and rescue crews searched Wednesday for the lone person who has been missing since a large gas explosion destroyed a popular Kansas City restaurant.

Bond revoked in Auburn tree poisoning case

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has revoked the bond of a university of Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn University’s landmark oak trees.

Fugitive ex-cop may have hidden near police

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters in their manhunt for a revenge-seeking ex-cop. They had no idea he was hiding among them, possibly holed up in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post.

Obama pushes for higher minimum wage on plant tour

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty.

Storm blankets Northeast with 1 to 3 feet of snow

BOSTON (AP) — A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow Saturday, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn’t get their doors open. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity. At least three […]

Hunt for fugitive resumes in Calif. mountains

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 officers fanned out again at daybreak Saturday in the snow-covered San Bernardino Mountains, resuming the search for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a deadly rampage to get back at those he blamed for ending his career. Authorities hope clearer skies will […]

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