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Archive for June 5th, 2013

  • Committee passes bill to address sexual assaults

    June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Anu Bhagwati, executive director of Service Women’s Action Network, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military. (AP...

  • New NRA-backed Kansas law seeks to limit lobbying

    June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this May 30, 2013 photo, Jeff Freeman, left, a senior federal lobbyist for the National Rifle Association and former Kansas legislator, confers with Kansas state Reps. Ed Bideau, center, of Chanute, and Larry Hibbard, right, of Toronto, before a GOP caucus...

  • Syria army deals severe blow to rebels in key town

    June 5, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Hezbollah supporters distribute sweets to passersby, as they celebrate the fall of the Syrian town of Qusair to forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah fighters, in Bazzalieh village, Lebanon, near the Lebanese-Syrian border, Wednesday, June 5,...

  • Judge rules in favor of Pa. girl who needs lungs

    June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this May 30, 2013 file photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan, center, celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with her father, Fran, left, and mother, Janet. A federal judge in...

  • Pa. building being torn down collapses, killing 1

    June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo provided by Russell Krause shows the scene of a building collapse on the edge of downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday June 5, 2013. The four-story building being demolished collapsed, injuring 12 people and trapping two others, the fire commissioner...

  • Fla. widow, 84, claims $590M Powerball jackpot

    June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Powerball winner Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, left, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son, Scott Mackenzie, after claiming a single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Officials say she is...

  • Obama names outspoken Rice as his security adviser

    June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama walks from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, with, from left, Samantha Power, his nominee to be the next UN Ambassador, current UN Ambassador Susan Rice, his choice to be his next National...

  • Dancers from ‘Pippin,’ ‘Motown’ get Astaire Awards

    June 5, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This June 3, 2013 photo released by Sam Morris PR shows dancers from the Art of Dance in Chester, N.J., perform at the Fred and Adele Astaire awards in New York. The awards honor dance in theater and film. (AP Photo/Sam Morris PR, David Dupuy) NEW YORK (AP)...

  • US home prices jumped in April by most in 7 years

    June 5, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013 photo, an “Under Contract” sign is posted outside a home in Carmel, Ind. U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer...

  • ‘Internship’ film focuses on Google’s good side

    June 5, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    This film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox shows Owen Wilson, left, and Vince Vaughn in a scene from “The Internship.” (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Phil Bray) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This scene isn’t in the movie, but it might have...