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  • SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013, 7:19 A.M.

    Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

    WASHINGTON — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 6:59 A.M.

    Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope

    Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013, 2:10 P.M.

    Is blizzard getting too much hype? No, experts say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You can call it a snowstorm of historic proportions. You can call it the return of New England’s blizzard of 1978. You can call it simply dangerous. …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 12:25 P.M.

    Booker won’t run for NJ gov, eyes US Senate seat

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey’s highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 3:19 P.M.

    Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 2:26 P.M.

    NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 8:30 A.M.

    Facebook users hit ‘like,’ stores jump into action

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook isn’t just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what’s in stores during this holiday …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    NRA goes silent after Connecticut school shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Where is the NRA? The nation’s largest gun-rights organization — typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths — has gone all but silent since last …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:12 P.M.

    TV network aimed at millennials set for summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking. The as-yet-unnamed …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 10:28 A.M.

    As Conn. story unfolds, media struggle with facts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The scope and senselessness of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting challenged journalists’ ability to do much more than lend, or impose, their presence on the scene. …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 6:03 A.M.

    Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 2:06 A.M.

    Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 5:38 P.M.

    Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 5:54 P.M.

    10 arrested in international cybercrime ring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into international cybercrime rings that steal millions of computer users’ credit card, bank account and other personal …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 2:22 P.M.

    Joe Allbritton, 87, DC media, banking giant dies

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington’s most influential men through a media conglomerate of newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 9:04 P.M.

    NY-based group: 232 journalists jailed worldwide

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Tuesday that a record-number 232 journalists are imprisoned worldwide and that Turkey has the highest number with …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 1:25 A.M.

    Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 8:49 P.M.

    Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    US attorney in New Orleans resigns amid probe

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Homeless man charged in NY subway rider’s death

    NEW YORK (AP) — While New York City straphangers pondered what they would do in a similar nightmare situation, authorities charged a homeless man in the death of a Queens …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

    Controversy grows over photo of NY subway push

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police questioned a suspect Tuesday in the death of a subway rider pushed onto the tracks and photographed while he was still alive — an image …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 6:38 P.M.

    Costas gun control commentary gets notice

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas’ “Sunday Night Football” halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 10:08 P.M.

    Baltimore blogger airs police talks, surrenders

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore blogger wanted on a court-issued warrant surrendered without incident to authorities late Saturday after broadcasting on Internet radio his negotiations with police who had surrounded …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    Future of cleared Mankato football coach uncertain

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota college football coach said he wants to return to work now that a judge has dismissed prosecutors’ claims that video he took of his …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 9:37 P.M.

    Judge dismisses porn case against Minn. coach

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota football coach sidelined by accusations of child pornography involving his own children reacted with relief Friday after a judge dismissed the case, saying he …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 6:43 A.M.

    NYPD officer’s kindness sparks online sensation

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist’s snapshot of a New York City police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square has created an online sensation. …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 11:47 A.M.

    House panel promises more aggressive VA oversight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee warned the VA Wednesday to expect much more aggressive oversight in the coming months as lawmakers review the department’s conference and travel …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 12:12 A.M.

    Murder trial tainted by media spectacle next door?

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of killing his wife and three children is asking for a new trial, but not solely because of anything that happened in …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 11:27 P.M.

    ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Hagman, whose predatory oil baron J.R. Ewing on television’s long-running nighttime soap opera “Dallas” became a symbol for 1980s greed and coaxed forth a Texas-sized …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 11:34 A.M.

    Maine TV news co-anchors quit on the air

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two news co-anchors for a Maine television station surprised viewers and colleagues by quitting on the air, later citing frustration with their management. Cindy Michaels and …


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