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  • Veterans share stories at Iraq War parade in Mo.

    Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) – Veterans who attended the nation’s first major Iraq War parade Saturday in St. Louis said they appreciated the welcome home, even though some expected to be redeployed to Afghanistan or elsewhere in the coming months. Here are a few of their stories: ___ Army Maj. Rich Radford had two […]
  • New look at evidence OK’d in fatal 1989 Pa. fire

    Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal appeals court has granted another look at the evidence in the case of a man convicted of killing his daughter in what authorities alleged was an arson fire two decades ago in eastern Pennsylvania. Defense attorneys and some arson specialists say that determination was made using what’s now […]
  • Police: 4 die as driver goes wrong way on Md. hwy

    CROFTON, Md. (AP) – Maryland State Police say four people have died after a driver apparently went the wrong way on U.S. Route 50 between Washington and Annapolis and collided with another car. Police say the crash happened at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Anne Arundel County, about 15 miles west of Annapolis. Three people […]
  • Rep. Barney Frank mourns ex-Boston Mayor White

    Associated Press BOSTON (AP) – Retiring Rep. Barney Frank says former Mayor Kevin White was a political pioneer who opened up the Boston political system to African-Americans, women and gays, and pushed Frank to abandon plans to pursue an academic career and get into politics. White died Friday at his Boston home. He was 82. […]
  • Suit claims Silicon Valley anti-poaching scheme

    Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – In Silicon Valley’s white-hot competition for tech talent, programmers can face a daily barrage of calls from recruiters seeking to woo them to rival companies with offers of better pay and perks. But workers for some of the biggest names in the business claim their phones fell silent […]
  • Attorney for NYPD boss’ son in spotlight, quietly

    Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – When the police commissioner’s TV host son found himself facing a rape allegation, he turned to a lawyer with a reputation for handling high-profile cases with low-key know-how. Andrew M. Lankler has represented people ranging from Bernard Madoff’s auditor to the owner of a construction crane that collapsed and […]
  • Need for court artists fades as cameras move in

    Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – One marker in hand and one in his mouth, Lou Chukman glances up and down from a sketchpad to a reputed Chicago mobster across the courtroom _ drawing feverishly to capture the drama of the judge’s verdict before the moment passes. Sketch artists have been the public’s eyes at high-profile […]
  • Scorsese, Hazanavicius lead Directors Guild rolls

    AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Directors Guild of America Awards regular Martin Scorsese and first-timer Michel Hazanavicius are the favorites as Hollywood’s top filmmaker group prepares to hand out prizes. Past winner Scorsese is nominated again for the guild’s feature-film honor for his Paris adventure “Hugo,” while Hazanavicius scored his first nomination for […]
  • Ala. tornado survivors help after latest twisters

    Associated Press CLAY, Ala. (AP) – Survivors still haunted by memories of last year’s tornado outbreak that killed 250 in Alabama are writing checks, donating diapers and standing over hot grills to help victims of the latest twisters to pummel the state. The April 27 outbreak of 62 tornadoes that swept across the state in […]
  • Arcing power lines caused big Nov. 18 fire in Nev.

    Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) – Fire investigators have confirmed arcing power lines caused the wind-blown blaze that destroyed dozens of homes in Reno in November. The brush fire caused about $7.6 million in property damage and more than $1.5 million in firefighting costs, according to a report issued Friday by the Reno Fire Department. […]
  • BP emails reveal company veiling spill rate

    Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) – On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank, BP officials warned in an internal memo that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site, crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 3.4 million gallons a day, an amount […]
  • Man rescued after vehicle ends up in Wash. creek

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) – Rescuers in the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way have pulled a man from a vehicle that ran off a road, plunged down a ravine and wound up in a creek. Television news footage showed firefighters orchestrating an elaborate rescue to haul the man up to medics late Friday afternoon. […]
  • NYPD officers rescue suspect dangling 7 floors up

    NEW YORK (AP) – Police say two officers rescued a suspect as he dangled from a seventh-floor Manhattan apartment window after nearly lunging to his death. Officers Isaias Alicea and Vincent Gagliostro grabbed the 200-pound man’s arm and leg as he fell, holding him until colleagues arrived to help pull him to safety. The suspect […]
  • Crews clear rocks, reopen busy Yosemite highway

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – A busy highway in Yosemite National Park is set to reopen, less than a week after house-size boulders crashed down on it during a major storm. Park officials say the Big Oak Flat Road portion of Highway 120 will be cleared by 8 a.m. Saturday. The scenic roadway, which […]
  • Woman gets life sentence in Md. yoga shop murder

    Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) – A woman convicted of killing her co-worker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in the Washington suburbs, then spinning an elaborate lie about being attacked by two masked men, was ordered Friday to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Brittany Norwood tearfully apologized to the family of […]