Rail crossing stop signs faded at Md. crash site

BALTIMORE (AP) — A preliminary report on a Maryland train derailment says stop signs at a rail grade crossing were faded and displaced, including one that was hung upside down and facing away from the road. The report…

A guide to the trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

BOSTON (AP) — Reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, a legendary organized-crime figure in Boston, is on trial on a long list of charges, including participating in 19 killings. Here’s a look at the case against him, his defense…

NSA director: Contractors may need more oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Security Agency says he is seriously concerned that the contractor who disclosed secret U.S. surveillance programs had access to key parts of the NSA network. NSA Director Keith Alexander told…
AmeriCorps Projects

Projects Nearly Done

AmeriCorps members team up with the YNDC to work on beautification projects around the city this spring. …

Ohio House: process veterans’ claims faster

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers want federal officials to reduce the processing time for veterans’ disability claims. The Ohio House on Wednesday approv……

Pet owners turn to non-traditional

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s the age old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing market not only of scientific research but of everything from decks…

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: June 11 New York Times on an important victory on morning-after pills: Reluctantly yielding to a federal-court decision, the Obama administration announced on Monday that it…

Pa. in line for severe thunderstorms Thursday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is directly in the path of a major weather system that could dump significant rain, bring hail and cause flooding. Pennsylvania em……

Atty. in Fla. robbery case seeks NSA phone records

MIAMI (AP) — The lawyer for a man on trial in a South Florida bank robbery is seeking cellphone records possibly produced by a recently revealed National Security Agency surveillance program. Attorney Marshall Dore Louis says in court…

NY faults 17 life insurers for shifting risks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial officials on Wednesday criticized 17 New York-based life insurers for shifting $48 billion of claim risks to affiliates elsewhere with lower reserve and collateral requirements. The Department of Financial Services said…

Phoenix mom accused of injecting child with drugs

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman is in custody on allegations that she injected her 5-year-old daughter with methamphetamine and amphetamine. Police say 30-year-old Jacqueline Trousdale is being held on suspicion of child abuse and endangering the life…

US Chamber backs tribal energy legislation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind federal legislation aimed at boosting energy development in Indian Country by streamlining federal permitting processes and oversight. The organization sent a letter to members…
National College Open House

College Hosts Open House

National College in Liberty opened its doors to the public for an open house on Wednesday. …

NM man sentenced for tattooing 3-year-old nephew

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for using homemade instruments to tattoo the letter “I” on the arm of his 3-year-old nephew. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Cruz…

Defense hints at no trial in Ohio kidnap-rape case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The defense for a man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade is hinting a trial can be avoided with a plea if he esc……

NY judge: Fed plan for morning-after pill sales OK

NEW YORK (AP) — The plaintiffs in a legal fight over emergency contraceptives say the government has failed to comply with a New York judge’s order to lift all restrictions on their sale. The Department of Justice notified…

Miss. commemorates Medgar Evers’ civil rights work

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor says slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a “vastly different” state, and a better one, by increasing black voter registration. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant spoke Wednesday during a memorial service…

Scaffold workers rescued near top of NY skyscraper

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters are working to rescue two window washers stuck on a New York City skyscraper. The workers are trapped on a scaffold near the top of the Hearst Building in midtown Manhattan. A department…

Ex-Houston officer convicted in teen’s beating

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer was convicted Wednesday for his role in the 2010 beating of a teenage burglary suspect that was caught on surveillance video. A six-person jury convicted Drew Ryser of official oppression,…