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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 Syria, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Syrian troops and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies captured a strategic...

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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...

Obama names outspoken Rice as his security adviser

June 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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...

Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

June 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Holmes was allowed to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A judge...

Manning trial shrouded in secrecy, security

June 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo released Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by the U.S. Army shows a noose Pfc. Bradley Manning made from a bedsheet while he was being detained in Kuwait shortly after his arrest in May 2010. The photo was presented as evidence at a hearing in December...