- Thousands walk, run final mile of Boston Marathon - May 25 2013 09:19
BOSTON (AP) — Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to wear it until Saturday, when she and thousands of other athletes joined victims of the blast to run and walk the last mile of the race.
- Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse - May 25 2013 09:11
- Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny - May 25 2013 09:10
ATLANTA (AP) — One mental health patient with a history of substance abuse and suicidal thoughts was left alone in a waiting room inside the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where he obtained drugs from a hospital visitor and later died of an overdose.
- Two freight trains collide in Missouri, seven injured - May 25 2013 09:08
(Reuters) - Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in southeastern Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when several rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said. None of the seven people hurt - two aboard the trains and five people who had been in cars on the two-lane overpass - suffered life-threatening injuries, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said in a statement. ...
- NH student's disappearance, death detailed in docs - May 25 2013 09:05
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Lizzi Marriott left a message saying she'd be home by midnight.
- Famed RI Cliff Walk still partly closed post-Sandy - May 25 2013 09:01
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport's Cliff Walk, which runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most stunning Gilded Age mansions, sustained what has been estimated at up to $8 million in damage during Superstorm Sandy. Some walkways were washed away or caved in. In other areas, huge boulders were moved by the violent surf.
- NYPD street stop policy's critics seek big changes - May 25 2013 08:38
NEW YORK (AP) — It once was an accepted tactic as old as policing itself and, according to the New York Police Department, a key to the city's dramatic drop in crime: patrol officers stopping young men on the street to see if they're up to no good.
- Rescuers look for pilot in deadly NY Angel Flight - May 25 2013 08:13
EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing two passengers.
- Sexual assault is a 'scourge' on U.S. military, Hagel says - May 25 2013 07:32
(Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called sexual assault a "scourge" on Saturday as he addressed graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where a sergeant stands accused of videotaping female cadets in the showers. "Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military are a profound betrayal - a profound betrayal - of sacred oaths and sacred trusts," Hagel said. "This scourge must be stamped out." His comments came a day after President Barack Obama delivered a similar message to graduates at the U.S. ...
- LA stoplights synchronized but road war endures - May 25 2013 07:25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It seems that the impossible has occurred: The nation's most congested city has become a model for traffic control.
- W.Va. town transfixed by teen girls' murder plot - May 25 2013 07:21
STAR CITY, W.Va. (AP) — For nearly nine months, the people of this small West Virginia town saw the face of missing 16-year-old honors student Skylar Neese everywhere — beaming at them from fliers on utility poles, in gas stations, even at the local tattoo parlor.
- Tornado upon them, quick choices decided fate - May 25 2013 07:16
- Girl's suicide after alleged attack troubles town - May 25 2013 06:59
SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) — One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott walked up the driveway of a classmate's home alongside other teenagers. She'd told her parents she was spending the night with a friend. The friend claimed she was sleeping at Audrie's. Instead, the girls were having a party. A classic teenage ploy.
- Hagel to address West Pointers amid sex scandals - May 25 2013 06:27
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to speak to about 1,000 graduates at West Point.
- Jury convicts former South Texas DA of corruption - May 25 2013 06:06
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prosecutor and one-time candidate for Congress was convicted Friday of accepting bribes in exchange for court favors, including an $80,000 payment in a scheme that allowed a convicted murder to escape.