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Wingsuit fliers in Yosemite knew they were cheating death

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two extreme athletes in wingsuits who leaped to their deaths from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to fly through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for abou... more »»

Marathon bomber likely to appeal over Boston trial site

May 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's appeal of his death sentence is likely to focus on the judge's refusal to move the trial out of Boston and the prosecution's barrage of... more »»

First lady: Libraries, museums are 'necessities,' not extras

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says America's libraries and museums aren't luxuries or "extras" that can be passed over while money goes toward other goals like creating jobs or... more »»

Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers

May 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans clashed over the future of government surveillance programs on Monday, highlighting a deep divide among the GOP's 2016 presidential class over whether the National... more »»

Appeals court sides with Google in anti-Muslim film case

May 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger... more »»

Guinta plans to serve constituents amid donation questions

May 18, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Re. more »»

Waco shootout puts spotlight on motorcycle club culture

May 18, 2015

Former undercover agent Jay Dobyns says people can be forgiven for thinking Sunday's biker bloodbath in Waco, Texas, was a throwback to a bad 1970s movie. more »»

Friend: BASE jumpers in air just seconds before deadly crash

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A friend says the two BASE jumpers who died at Yosemite National Park over the weekend had been in the air just 15 seconds when they crashed into a ridge. more »»

1 critical, 3 hospitalized after fatal Marine Corps crash

May 18, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — The Marine Corps says one is in critical condition and three others remain hospitalized after a MV-22 Osprey crashed and killed a Marine in Hawaii over the weeken. more »»

Protesters of Arctic drilling block entry to Seattle port

May 18, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A few hundred critics of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean blocked the entrances Monday to a seaport terminal in Seattle, where Royal Dutch Shell's massive floating drill rig will b... more »»

High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco. more »»

Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse. more »»

Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootout

May 18, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — Police were on alert Monday for any retaliatory attacks after a chaotic shootout between rival biker gangs left nine people dead and at least 18 more wounded outside a Texas... more »»

Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings. more »»

Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in black boys

May 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show. more »»

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are... more »»

Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are... more »»

Extreme athlete Dean Potter knew dangers of BASE jumping

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Extreme athlete Dean Potter knew the risks every time he flew off a cliff with a parachute. more »»

Amtrak trains back in service between Philadelphia, New York

May 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains began rolling again between Philadelphia and New York early Monday, the first time since a train derailment almost a week ago killed eight people and injured mor... more »»

 
 

 

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