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Monumental phone-records monitoring is laid bare

June 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 19, 2007, file photo, shows the National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md. The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cailf., chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama...

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US regains wealth from recession, but not equally

June 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this April 27, 2013 photo, a man walks past a greeting cards display case in a market in Baltimore. America as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the Great Recession and then some, thanks to higher stock and home prices. (AP...

Phila. officials look for cause of deadly collapse

June 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

An undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), shows first year PAFA student Anne Bryan. As a bulldozer began to clear away the debris of a collapsed building that killed six people, in cluding Bryan, city officials said a...

After Qusair, Syrian army sets sights on heartland

June 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising from al-Fouaa a Shiite village due to shelling by Syrian rebels, in Idlib province, northern...

Soldier pleads guilty in massacre of 16 Afghans

June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this courtroom sketch, military judge Col. Jeffery Nance is shown Wednesday, June 5, 2013 during a plea hearing for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales in a military courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Bales pleaded guilty to multiple...

Committee passes bill to address sexual assaults

June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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 (0)

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...

Judge rules in favor of Pa. girl who needs lungs

June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...