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U.S. jets forced to drop bombs on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

U.S. jets forced to drop bombs on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA — Two U.S. fighter fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef earlier this week after a training exercise went wrong, the U.S. Navy confirmed on Sunday, but there was no [...]

Belgium’s King Albert II abdicates in favor of son Philippe

Belgium’s King Albert II abdicates in favor of son Philippe

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM  — Belgium's King Albert II abdicated the throne Sunday after nearly two decades as head of state, saying he has become too old and frail to continue carrying out the largely ceremonial role, and [...]

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama makes a statement about Trayvon Martin and the verdict of the court trial that followed the Florida teenager's death. [...]

Mayor Emanuel Announces Free Wi-Fi at Five Chicago Beaches

Mayor Emanuel Announces Free Wi-Fi at Five Chicago Beaches

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District announced today that five city beaches will now offer free wi-fi to visitors. Starting today, beachgoers will be able to access free high-speed wi-fi at North [...]

Opponents say San Diego mayor ‘unsafe’ for women

Opponents say San Diego mayor ‘unsafe’ for women

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A prominent one-time supporter of San Diego's mayor described how the mayor has repeatedly groped women during his short term, saying no female in California's second-largest city would be safe in his presence.  [...]

Mayor Bing’s Statement Regarding Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

Mayor Bing’s Statement Regarding Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing made the following statement today regarding the City of Detroit’s filing for municipal bankruptcy under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code:   “Today’s bankruptcy filing is an unfortunate event [...]

Suspect arrested after 6-year-old Louisiana girl found dead in trash can

Suspect arrested after 6-year-old Louisiana girl found dead in trash can

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA  — Local authorities said they detained a suspect after a missing 6-year-old child was found dead in a trash can with knife wounds in the state of Louisiana. The body of missing 6-year-old [...]

The League of California Cities Voices Support for the Governor’s Request for Delay in Releasing Inmates

The League of California Cities Voices Support for the Governor’s Request for Delay in Releasing Inmates

SACREMENTO ,CALIFORNIA — Today the League of California Cities announced its strong support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for a stay delaying implementation of the federal court order to release 10,000 additional inmates from California’s prisons. [...]

Gay marriage opponents ask court to halt California weddings

Gay marriage opponents ask court to halt California weddings

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA  — Gay marriage opponents on Saturday filed an emergency application asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court which lifted the stay on California's Proposition 8, allowing same-sex marriages to [...]

Motorist killed on Florida highway while being chased by gunman

Motorist killed on Florida highway while being chased by gunman

TAMPA, FLORIDA — A motorist was shot and killed on a highway in central Florida on Saturday after an unknown gunman chased him for miles as the terrified victim called emergency dispatchers, officials said. The motive [...]

Hacker posts false news story on CNN’s political website

Hacker posts false news story on CNN’s political website

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — A hacker gained unauthorized access Friday to the publishing platform behind the political website of television network CNN, using it to post a false news story about an anonymous Bitcoin currency exchange going [...]

Mayor Emanuel Announces Restructuring of Food Assistance Program…

Mayor Emanuel Announces Restructuring of Food Assistance Program…

Expanded Access to Food Assistance Network of 77 New Food Pantry Locations Provides More Than 440,000 Additional Meals in First Four Months   CHICAGO — As thousands of Chicagoans gather on the lakefront to participate in [...]

City of Houston Hosts Annual Emergency Planning Summit for Healthcare Agencies

City of Houston Hosts Annual Emergency Planning Summit for Healthcare Agencies

HOUSTON – With hurricane season upon us, the City of Houston is working with local healthcare providers to provide information as they revise their emergency plans through an annual healthcare emergency planning summit. Designed for healthcare [...]

Central African Republic gold mine collapse kills 37

NDASSIMA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — At least 37 people have been killed after a gold mine collapsed in the Central African Republic (CAR), making it the country's worst ever mine disaster, a government spokesman said Tuesday. [...]

Nelson Mandela’s condition deteriorates, now critical, govt says

Nelson Mandela’s condition deteriorates, now critical, govt says

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA — The condition of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who is being treated at a South African hospital for a recurrence of a lung infection, has deteriorated and the former leader is now in [...]

U.S. serial killer Dale Hausner found dead in cell

U.S. serial killer Dale Hausner found dead in cell

ANTHEM, ARIZONA — American serial killer Dale Hausner, who terrorized the Phoenix-area for months as he and an accomplice carried out a series of deadly shootings that claimed at least eight lives, died in Arizona on [...]

President Obama Discusses the National Security Agency on Charlie Rose

President Obama Discusses the National Security Agency on Charlie Rose

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama discussed a range of issues in his interview last night on PBS, but the National Security Agency was the topic for an extended part of the conversation. "My job is both [...]

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