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Va. governor: Blessing more didn't die in tornado at Va. campground Video included


Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter. More>>

Arizona investigates lethal injection procedure after two hour execution

Lethal injection executions typically take 5-15 minutes. But the drugs the state used to use are no longer available because pharmaceutical companies refused to sell them for executions.Arizona tried a new method yesterday, and it took considerably longer than 15 minutes to kill Joseph Wood. More>>

Tsarnaev friend's lawyer: Government believes gun is linked to Collier shooting

An attorney representing a Cambridge man arrested on gun and drug charges confirmed to FOX 25 the government believes the gun their client is charged with possessing is linked to the murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. More>>

Ohio man arrested in connection with bodies found in 1995


Robert Honsch, 70, of Dalton, Ohio, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with the murder of his wife Marcia Honsch, whose body was found 19 years ago here in the Bay State. More>>

Lockdown lifted after suspicious package found near White House Video included


Authorities say a lockdown at the White House has been lifted Thursday afternoon. More>>

GM says it's replaced 491,000 ignition switches


General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled. The company has repaired just over 491,000 cars that are covered by the recall announced in February. More>>

Museum announces more donors in Detroit bankruptcy


The Detroit Institute of Arts is closer to securing its priceless works of art.

Police Question Person Of Interest In Art Institute Grad Murder Video included


We now know a body found stuffed in a duffle bag on North 3rd Street Monday is a Philadelphia student. More>>

Former Marine Paddling Length Of Mississippi River For PTSD Awareness Video included


An ex-marine is paddling the mighty Mississippi river- alone in a canoe to help raise awareness on the plight of veterans- suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More>>

Prosecutors will not use explicit photos in teen sexting case Video included


Prosecutors in Manassas have backed off plans to use explicit photos of a 17-year-old in a sexting case. They had hoped to use the photos as proof the teenager sent a video of his genitalia to a 15-year-old girl. More>>

House GOP prepares response to border crisis

House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis on the border. More>>

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause Video included


Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. More>>

Virginia dad makes daughter a real princess Video included


Jeremiah Heaton is raising the bar for fathers everywhere. Last year, his daughter Emily asked if she could be a real princess. Heaton told her yes and then set out to keep his promise. More>>

Airbus files patent for bicycle-style airline seats


It seems like a never-ending debate: How many people can airlines squeeze onto a passenger jet? Well, it looks like you can hike those numbers if you get rid of those bulky padded seats. More>>

Grisly find in Mexico may be missing American motorcyclist


Mexican authorities made a grisly find that may solve the mysterious disappearance of an American who vanished while on a lengthy motorcycle adventure last January. ABC News reported late Saturday that the family of Harry Devert was confirming the discovery of his motorcycle and human remains nearby. The motorcycle was found near a road in a remote area in Mexico. The remains were found in partially buried plastic bags. Devert, of Pelham, N.Y., disappeared after saying he was headed to ... More>>

After 7 decades, 95-year-old World War II veteran finally receives Silver Star Video included


The Silver Star is one of the highest military decorations in the United States. It is awarded for valor, gallantry and combat and for one Virginia veteran, those qualities never faded over time. More>>

VA under fire for mental health care and veteran suicides Video included


The embattled Veterans Affairs health care system is under fire again -- this time for its failings when it comes to veteran suicides. More>>

PETA releases video of New England lobster processing company

A New England lobster processing company is coming under fire for a secretly taped video of some workers handling the crustaceans. More>>

Warrants released in case of father accused in son's death Video included

The day after a judge denied bond for Justin Ross Harris, authorities released more documents outlining evidence in the murder case against him for the death of his 22-month-old son in a hot car. More>>

North Carolina coast survives Hurricane Arthur


Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea. More>>

National Mall ready for Independence Day celebration Video included


The National Mall is getting ready for the Independence Day celebration! More>>

Airport security heightened for US-bound flights Video included


International travelers can expect enhanced security screenings at foreign airports on direct flights coming into the United States. More>>

Storms cause A Capitol Fourth concert dress rehearsal to be closed to the public Video included


The West Front of the U.S. Capitol where rehearsals are taking place for the A Capitol Fourth concert has been evacuated due to the storms arriving in the area Thursday afternoon. More>>

US seeks more security at some foreign airports Video included


Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, according to a counterterrorism official, prompting the U.S. to call for tighter security measures Wednesday at some foreign airports. More>>

Jury selection begins for friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Jury selection began Monday in the obstruction trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration


Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican "year of obstruction" for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps without Congress to fix as much of the system as he can on his own. More>>

Lawyer: Impartial jury difficult for Tsarnaev pal


Lawyers for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to allow potential jurors to be questioned on their attitudes about Muslims and whether they know anyone who was injured in the deadly attack. More>>

Martin Luther King Jr., wife honored with medal Video included


Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Tuesday by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, for their efforts in passing the landmark legislation. The Kings' children, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice A. King, accepted the honor in the Capitol Rotunda as several hundred looked on. The civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenne... More>>

Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo


The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices. More>>

Honey Bee Health Has Become Presidential Problem


Many people think of bees as pests.So why is the federal government stepping up to protect them? It's actually very simple: agriculture. Without pollinators like honeybees, we wouldn't be able to grow many of the crops we depend on. They're essential to keeping fruits and vegetables on grocery store shelves. More>>

Missouri training teachers to carry concealed weapons in classrooms


Some Missouri school districts have decided the best way to thwart a massacre like the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 is to train teachers to carry concealed weapons in the classroom. More>>

Supreme Court in final full week of term Video included


It is now the final full week of the Supreme Court term and it will prove to be a busy one for the justices as eleven cases remain outstanding. One of the most prominent cases involves craft store chain Hobby Lobby.

Gov't moves to ban drones in 400 national parks Video included


The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety. More>>

Presbyterians move toward recognizing gay marriage Video included


The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage. More>>

Trademark board rules against Redskins name


The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

Ahead of Medal of Honor ceremony, Marine recalls jumping on live grenade


A U.S. Marine who saved a fellow soldier in Afghanistan by jumping on a live grenade is set to become the eight living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More>>

Hernandez defense subpoenaed medical records from Patriots


Aaron Hernandez's lawyers have subpoenaed his medical records from the New England Patriots. More>>

Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead Video included


As two giant tornadoes bore down on this tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement. More>>

Delta Airlines offends with tweet congratulating US on World Cup victory Video included


Delta Air Lines Inc. apologized Tuesday for a tweet meant to congratulate the U.S. soccer team for its win over Ghana but which critics said was ignorant or offensive. More>>

GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls


Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models -- even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year. More>>

Teens put challenges aside to enjoy prom night


A group of local teens put aside their struggles to enjoy prom night Saturday.

Starbucks to offer wireless charging pads Video included


NEW YORK (AP) -- Soon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks. Starbucks and Duracell say they are rolling out Powermat wireless charging devices in stores in San Francisco. The charging spots will expand into other major markets in 2015, and the companies plan to put the devices in all Starbucks and Teavana locations over time. The companies say stores will have "Powermat Spots," designated areas on tables and counters where... More>>

Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss Video included


Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. More>>

Van Dyken-Rouen recovers from ATV accident Video included

Six-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen sat up in her hospital bed for the first time since she severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend. More>>

Donald Sterling Says No Deal; Lawsuit Against NBA Is On Video included


Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday. More>>

In court, Marathon suspect's friend describes questioning

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he did not understand his constitutional rights while he was being questioned following the attack. More>>

2 kids injured as Colorado bounce house blows away Video included


Authorities say two children in suburban Denver were injured in the latest case of an inflatable bounce house breaking loose and being blown around in the wind. More>>

Obama's Carbon Reduction Plan Gives States More Time To Comply Video included


In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. More>>

Kyrgyzstan native charged with obstructing Marathon bombing investigation


A Kyrgyzstan native has been charged in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. More>>

Mass. Fugitive captured in Florida after fleeing court appearance


Tauton man who allegedly fled the Norfolk courtroom and escaped a police pursuit in April was captured in Florida on Thursday, Norfolk Police reported.

GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws Video included


Libertarian-minded and moderate Republicans joined forces early Friday morning with Democrats in an early morning House vote to block the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. More>>

Utah students upset about altered yearbook pics Video included


A group of Utah high school students said they were surprised and upset to discover their school yearbook photos were digitally altered, with sleeves and higher necklines drawn on to cover bare skin. More>>

Prosecutors: Spilled drink was Hernandez's motive in 2012 double murder


Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez entered not guilty pleas in court Wednesday in the 2012 murders of two Boston men outside a nightclub. More>>

Obama says sports concussions need more attention Video included


Saying he wants kids to play sports but play safely, President Barack Obama called Thursday for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in youth athletes. The issue is one of growing concern for parents who spend weekends driving their kids from one game to another. More>>

Documents show another delayed GM recall


General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system, according to company documents filed with federal safety regulators. More>>

Ford issues 4 recalls affecting 1.4M vehicles


Ford is recalling 1.1 million SUVs to fix problems that could result in the loss of power steering while driving. The company issued two recalls, one affecting 915,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner small SUVs and one affecting 196,000 Ford Explorer SUVs. More>>

Report: 1,700 vets left off VA hospital wait list Video included

A probe of operations at the Phoenix VA Health Care System found that about 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off an official waiting list. More>>

Medical marijuana signed into Minnesota law


Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed just one bill into law Thursday: the authorized use of medical marijuana.


Homeless teen to graduate high school as class valedictorian Video included


A homeless teen will graduate from high school Sunday as class valedictorian. 18-year-old griffin furlong is a student at first coast high school.

MIT student to begin record-breaking flight around the world


A 19-year-old student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is spending his summer vacation in pursuit of a world record. More>>

Supreme Court to hear dispute over state tax collection


The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state. More>>

Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day Video included


President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached "a pivotal moment" in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching. More>>

FBI: Watch out for computer virus


You should always remain vigilante when clicking links, but security experts say there is a type of computer virus that's been on the rise recently.


N.H. man's pregnant wife on death row in Sudanese jail


A New Hampshire man’s pregnant wife is on death row in a Sudanese jail. Her crime: refusing to publicly denounce her religion. Now, her husband is on a mission to save his wife’s life. More>>

US man survives fall in mountain crevasse in Nepal


An American climber said he fell into a crevasse on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal but managed to crawl to his tent despite broken ribs and an arm before being rescued the next morning. More>>

Man arrested after stripping naked outside White House Video included


The Secret Service arrested a man who was naked outside the White House on Friday. More>>

Lady Gaga surprises kids, staff at Gillette Children's hospital


Lady Gaga made a special trip to surprise kids at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare on Wednesday. More>>

Obama breaks from busy day to walk, greet tourists


It was a rare view of President Barack Obama: strolling along the National Mall with suit jacket slung over his shoulder. More>>

Toyota recalling 516,000 vehicles in 3 recalls


Toyota said Thursday it's recalling 516,000 vehicles worldwide — including 430,500 in the U.S. — for three separate safety problems, including brakes that can activate without warning. More>>

Moore community honors tornado dead on anniversary


An Oklahoma community devastated by a monster tornado a year ago marked the anniversary Tuesday with remembrances that honored the two dozen dead and looked toward the future, breaking ground for a new hospital and walking children along a route to a new school. More>>

Allegiant Air flight evacuated over smell Video included

An Allegiant Air flight had to be evacuated on the runway at a Mesa airport after the pilot reported a strange smell. More>>

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends Video included


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust that has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin American region. The fungus is especially deadly to Arabica coffee, the bean that makes up most high-end, specialty coffees. Already, it is affecting the price of some of those coffees in the United States. "We are conc... More>>

Hitler's face to display on DC bus advertisements Video included


A war of words continues on D.C. Metro buses. A pro-Israel group, who says it's upset by anti-Israel ads that recently appeared on some metro buses, has countered with an ad of its own.

Romney calls on police commissioner to resign Video included


NEW YORK (AP) -- Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling for the resignation of a New Hampshire police commissioner who used a racial slur in describing President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor joins political leaders and residents in the New Hampshire town of Wolfeboro in asking Robert Copeland to step down. Romney owns a home in Wolfeboro. He says in a statement, "The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community: He sho... More>>

VA inspector general's office was reportedly told of wait lists months before scandal broke Video included


The office of the Veterans Administration's Inspector General had launched an investigation into claims that the VA's Albuquerque hospital was hiding the length of time patients were made to wait for treatment months before a similar scandal was made public at the VA's Phoenix facility, according to a published report. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that the Inspector General's office had started an inquiry after receiving complaints from employees that wait times were being falsifi... More>>

Fossils of giant 'Titanosaur' found in Argentina


A farm worker in Argentina discovered the remains of a dinosaur weighing 100 tons, which makes it the largest specimen in the world found up to now according to researchers' calculations, local media reported Saturday.


Woman seriously hurt in Fenway elevator shaft fall


Fire officials say a 22-year-old woman fell down an elevator shaft at Boston's Fenway Park. More>>

Accident At Disneyland Temporarily Closes Ride Video included


The popular Disneyland ride, the Matterhorn, was closed, after an employee fell off the loading platform. Dozens of other employees could be seen checking out the ride, as visitors waited on line. More>>

Judge won't toss statements from 2 Tsarnaev friends

Statements made by two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the deadly 2013 bombing can be used at their trial, a federal judge said Thursday. More>>

General Motors fined $35 million over deadly defect Video included


Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. More>>

Obama signs minor change to DC building height law


President Barack Obama has signed a bill that makes a minor change to the century-old law banning skyscrapers in the nation's capital. More>>

GM recalls 2.7 million more cars; industry on record pace Video included


General Motors recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles Thursday as a deep dive into safety issues at the nation's biggest automaker turned up more problems with some of the cars it built over the past decade. More>>

Shinseki: Report on VA due within 3 weeks Video included

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he hopes to have a preliminary report within three weeks on how widespread treatment delays and falsified patient scheduling reports... More>>

Coaches, pilot remembered after hot-air balloon crash


The two University of Richmond basketball coaches killed in a hot-air balloon crash were a beloved long-time assistant who was part of one of the most revered moments in the program's history, and a woman who was hardly out of college and always cheerful and willing to help. More>>

More jail for Chris Brown on probation violation


Chris Brown was ordered to remain in a Los Angeles jail Friday after the R&B singer admitted he violated his probation by getting into an altercation outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., last year. More>>

Benham Brothers Dropped By HGTV After 'Anti-Gay' Remarks


David and Jason Benham were supposed to hosting a brand new reality television show on HGTV this fall. However, yesterday HGTV tweeted that the network was dropping the Benham brothers' show called 'Flip it Forward'. More>>

Prison officials: Inmate doesn't need sex change


Massachusetts prison officials on Thursday made another push to overturn a court ruling that would force them to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation to a murder convict with gender-identity disorder. More>>

90-year-old World War II veteran gets prison sentence for drugs


A 90-year-old Indiana man who hauled more than a ton of cocaine into Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to three years in prison on his birthday. Leo Sharp says he's "really heartbroken" over his crimes. Detroit federal Judge Nancy Edmunds says age and World War II service aren't enough to keep Sharp out of prison. She calls the case "difficult and disgusting."Sharp of Michigan City, Indiana, was s... More>>

Man charged in Marathon finish line hoax found competent for trial


With his friends and family in tears in court Wednesday, the man charged with placing a backpack with a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombing was found mentally competent to stand trial. More>>

Federal agents target synthetic drugs, sellers


The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers, wholesalers and retailers as it broadens its crackdown on the growing black market product. More>>

Driver charged, released in White House motorcade incident Video included


A Maryland man who police say drove behind a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama's daughters and through the White House gates has been released after appearing in court. More>>

Monica Lewinsky speaks out, says she was made a 'scapegoat'


Monica Lewinsky, now 40 and 17 years removed from her affair with then-President Bill Clinton, is speaking out -- offering what could be uncomfortable details as Hillary Clinton is thought to be preparing a White House run. More>>

NAACP LA chapter president resigns over move to honor Donald Sterling


The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. More>>

Tsarnaev's lawyers: Government can't use 'betrayal' argument

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say federal prosecutors shouldn't be allowed to use his status as a new citizen to argue that his alleged "betrayal" of the United States is one reason he should be put to death. More>>

55 US schools face federal sex assault probes Video included


From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. More>>

At least 35 dead as South braces for more twisters Video included


Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation. A firefighter who came upon the body gently pulled the toddler from her arms. More>> to assist campus rape victims Video included


Want to know whether there's been a history of sexual assaults on your college campus? The Obama administration has created a new website that will post enforcement actions it's taken against schools and provide information for victims on where to go for help. More>>

Led Zeppelin's Page will address Berklee seniors

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will be this year's commencement speaker at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. More>>

Supreme Court wary of unlimited cellphone searches Video included


The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology. More>>

Prom date denial investigated in Conn. school killing


A 16-year-old girl has been stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school. A teenage boy is in custody, and police are investigating whether she was stabbed because she declined to be his date at the junior prom. More>>

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  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:48:17 GMT
    A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.
    A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured...
  • APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:45:13 GMT
    A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.
    The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.
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    Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:46 GMT
    The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.
    In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

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