delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:56 +0000 Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:19:21 +0000

When Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson didn't show up at the roadside gathering, classmates just assumed they had changed plans, perhaps to avoid any [...]]]>
Airport bomb threat leads to brief evacuation Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:16:50 +0000

Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles says there was no actual threat and travelers and employees have been allowed back inside Terminal 7 Thursday morning.

Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:15:22 +0000

Sant Singh Chatwal was accused of working with an unidentified informant to use straw donors to make contributions to three unnamed political candidates. He also was accused of trying to persuade a witness to not speak to the FBI.
Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:12:53 +0000

Butter sculptures in the shape of a lamb are a traditional part of Easter meals among Buffalo's large Polish-American population. Butter lambs are sold this time of year at western New York delis, Polish markets and supermarkets.

S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:10:01 +0000

The U.N. mission in South Sudan condemned the "unprovoked attack" and called for a full investigation into the "heinous [...]]]>
Federal team on way to Tenn. plant explosion site Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:07:22 +0000

ATF spokesman Michael Knight said local officials were working Thursday to clear the area around the plant of any live ammunition to bring in heavy equipment and stabilize the walls. Once the building is [...]]]>
Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:07 +0000

Called "Nearby Friends," the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby — provided they have [...]]]>
Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:02:49 +0000

The appeal of a lower court's January ruling that struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme [...]]]>
3 more Washington mudslide victims identified Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:01:22 +0000

All 39 victims recovered have been identified, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday, and four names remain on the list of the missing.
Fla. woman doesn't blame bear for her attack Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:03 +0000

Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV on Wednesday that residents of her Lake Mary neighborhood need to understand the danger from bears.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case as adjournment nears Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles in Ukraine Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 If filed, Malaysia Airlines plane lawsuits might not get heard in US Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:24:01 +0000 Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:03:49 +0000

The hearing before Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville marks the latest development in several ongoing sexual [...]]]>
Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:02:12 +0000

The man was stopped by an officer who saw him acting suspiciously, including walking down the middle of a street barefoot in pouring rain, Police [...]]]>
End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:59:04 +0000

The Demographics Unit, conceived with the help of a CIA [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:59:02 +0000 A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one [...]]]> Dress codes: Where should schools set limits? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:57:13 +0000

Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing accessory that's increasingly controversial — and seemingly, the favorite new target of the school dress [...]]]>
Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:55:46 +0000

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal indictment charging him in twin explosions at last year's marathon. The blasts killed three people and injured [...]]]>
Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:53:32 +0000

"This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong," former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:57 +0000