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Senators blast military response to sex assaults

June 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., top right, questions military leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, as the committee investigates the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military. Fellow committee members are, from left, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn....

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Trade winds drop, and Hawaii gets muggy

June 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 26, 2008 file photo, Diamond Head crater and Waikiki high rises are barely visible due to high levels of volcanic fog shrouding Oahu in Honolulu. Part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the gentle breeze. Nowadays,...

Residents return, survey damage of Calif. wildfire

June 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Fire burns a ridge a half-mile the rural community of Lake Hughes in northern Los Angeles County. Calif., Monday, June 3, 2013. At least six houses have been destroyed by the Powerhouse fire, nine more were damaged, and 2,800 people fled 700 homes in Lake...

Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

June 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 31, 2013 file photo, a tornado forms near Banner Road and Praire Circle in El Reno, Okla. Longtime storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son Paul and colleague Carl Young were killed Friday when a powerful tornado near El Reno, Okla., turned...

Fort Hood suspect to represent himself at trial

June 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department shows Nidal Hasan the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead. A report shows that Hasan, the Army psychiatrist...

Out with a whimper: Storms over in East, South

June 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Lightning strikes over One World Trade Center, center right, during a thunderstorm seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Sunday, June 2, 2013. Damaging winds flattened trees and utility wires and knocked out power in parts of northern New...

Prosecutor: Manning let secrets into enemy hands

June 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this courtroom sketch, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning watches at left as his defense attorney, David Coombs, right, speaks in front of military judge Army Col. Denise Lind on the opening day of Manning’s court martial in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, June 3,...

Damaging storms moving through east, south

June 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Mayor of El Reno, Okla. Matt White, left, listens as Oklahoma Governor Fallin speaks to the media during a press conference on the campus of the Canadian Valley Technology Center in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, June 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) PORTLAND, Maine...

Congressmen find few Boston attack clues in Russia

June 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Steve King, a member of a U.S. Congressional delegation to the Russian Federation, speaks during a news conference in U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 2, 2013. The head of a U.S. congressional delegation to Russia says it learned little about...

Florida city wonders who won the lottery jackpot

June 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Satellite trucks line the parking lot where the highest Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $590.5 million was sold recently at this Publix supermarket located in Zephyrhills, Fla. on Sunday May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz) ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) —...