A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

Apr 13, 2014

A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for an amputee to ...

In Assad's coastal heartland, Syrian conflict creeps closer

Apr 13, 2014

In Assad's coastal heartland, Syrian conflict creeps closer

For three years, residents of Syria’s Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities. But a 3-week-old offensive by rebel fighters in the north ...

Nevada rancher claims victory in standoff with U.S. government

Apr 13, 2014

Nevada rancher claims victory in standoff with U.S. government

U.S. officials ended a standoff with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert Saturday, calling off the government’s roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute ...

More poison gas claims emerge in Syrian civil war

Apr 13, 2014

More poison gas claims emerge in Syrian civil war

Both sides in Syria’s bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons. What exactly happened Friday ...

Apr 12, 2014

Documents show GM knew of defects

General Motors engineers were well aware of serious problems with ignition switches in GM small cars, but rejected several opportunities to make fixes, dozens of confidential documents released Friday by a congressional committee showed. Parts supplier Delphi Automotive also repeatedly tested switches and found ...

Apr 12, 2014

Malaysia Airlines co-pilot 'made call'

The co-pilot of missing Malaysian Flight MH370 attempted to make a midflight call from his cellphone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said Saturday, citing investigators. The call ended abruptly possibly “because the aircraft was fast moving away from the ...

Las Vegas shoe tosser targets Hillary at event

Apr 12, 2014

Las Vegas shoe tosser targets Hillary at event

Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience. An Arizona woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet (18 ...