Posted 1:24 PM 5/24/2013 by Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Barack Obama urged U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday to remember their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no place in the greatest military on earth." (More)
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Posted 1:04 PM 5/24/2013 by Associated Press
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A moderate earthquake centered in rural northeastern California and felt in two other states damaged some homes and ruptured a tank that supplies residential drinking water in the densely forested region, officials said Friday. The magnitude-5.7 quake (More)
Posted 11:59 AM 5/24/2013 by Associated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The engineer of the commuter train that derailed last week in Connecticut observed an "unusual condition" on the track before the wreck, federal officials said Friday without explaining what the condition was, though they did say repair work was done last month in the area (More)
Posted 10:51 AM 5/24/2013 by Associated Press
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment struck an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below. All three occupants suffered only minor injuries. (More)
Posted 10:26 AM 5/24/2013 by Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say 18 people have been taken to the hospital following a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport. Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward says the accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Friday. She says it's (More)
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Posted 8:06 AM 5/24/2013
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ago.Lois Lerner was put on (More)
Posted 8:03 AM 5/24/2013
WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out a counterterrorism strategy for a post 9/11, postwar world that he said seeks to strike the right balance between providing security and safeguarding civil rights in an open society. He said that plan includes more oversight of U.S. drone (More)
Posted 7:59 AM 5/24/2013
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - The Interstate 5 bridge collapse into the Skagit River was caused by an oversize truck hitting the span, the Washington State Patrol chief said."For reasons unknown at this point in time the semi struck the overhead of the bridge causing the collapse," Batiste (More) • Video (1)
Posted 7:50 AM 5/24/2013
SAN FRANCISCO - It's a common sight on the nation's beaches: among the sand, sea foam and gnarled kelp lay plastic bottles, bags and other garbage.Each year cleanup crews throughout the U.S. collect millions of pounds of plastic trash from beaches and coastal waterways, with the (More)
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Posted 7:48 AM 5/24/2013
NEW YORK - Kid Rock is a scalper.The 42-year-old Grammy winner, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he's scalping about 1,000 tickets from each show to make up for the cheaper regular price."I'm in the scalping business, but you know (More)
Posted 7:44 AM 5/24/2013
GRAPEVINE, Texas - After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.The Scouts' (More)
Posted 7:41 AM 5/24/2013
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has cut a ribbon to symbolically reopen the state's shore for the summer season, seven months after being devastated by Superstorm Sandy.He appeared live on NBC's "Today" show to do the cutting Friday in Seaside Heights. (More)
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