Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:02 -0400
New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast, 19 hurt
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four apartment buildings in New York's East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities said. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference that preliminary evidence indicated it was a gas-related explosion. A Fire Department spokesman said late on Thursday that three of the four buildings had collapsed or partially collapsed. The seven-alarm blaze in the neighborhood of small businesses, restaurants and apartments involved more than 250 Fire Department personnel.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:56:54 -0400
Woman charged with scamming Boston bombing victims fund
(Reuters) - A Boston woman has been indicted with fraudulently obtaining $8,000 from the fund set up for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and thousands more from other fundraising, officials said on Thursday. Investigators found that Joanna Leigh, 41, was at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 when two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260, but they argued that she was not injured, the Boston Police Department said in a statement. Leigh was indicted earlier this month by a Suffolk County grand jury on five larceny counts and a charge of making a false claim to the government, the police department said. It said Leigh received $8,000 from The One Fund Boston, which raised nearly $80 million in the aftermath of the attack.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:37:49 -0400
White supremacist to be arraigned in Kansas Jewish center killings
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) - A Missouri white supremacist is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday afternoon on charges that he fatally shot three people outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, is expected to enter a plea to three charges of capital murder and three charges of attempted murder in a shooting spree April 13 in Overland Park, Kansas. Cross, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had expressed a hatred for Jews, could face the death penalty if convicted on the capital murder charges.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:06:00 -0400
Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why
PARIS (AP) Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:34:45 -0400
Photos: Building collapse in New York City's East Village
A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:15:37 -0400
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