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Walters Ankles, Mother’s Day Shooting, Late Night

Monday, May 13, 2013

Babs Retiring: Barbara Walters, a television fixture for 50 years, is expected to announce today on her show “The View” that she is retiring in a year. The 83-year-old Walters started at a time when women fetched the coffee and …

Pakistan Elects, Locusts, OJ To Court

Sunday, May 12, 2013

World: Pakistan is on the brink of its first peaceful and democratic turnover of government. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was once deposed and exiled by the military, appears to have won enough votes to form a new government. …

Carbon Dioxide, IRS targets, Instant Gun

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Breathe: The level of heat-trapping, climate-changing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at the highest levels in 2-3 million years, scientists reported yesterday. The amount of CO2 in the air is 400 parts per million, a milestone and an indicator …

Topped Out, Cashed Out, Dug Out

Friday, May 10, 2013

1776: To the cheers of construction workers and spectators, the spire was set this morning on the new One World Trade Center building, bringing the height to a symbolic 1776 feet. The spire itself is 408 feet, weighs 758 tons, …

The Lady Wants Death, Big Bust, Bomber Buried

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Give Me Liberty: The long lurid trial of 32-year-old Jodi Arias, a California photographer, ended in Phoenix with a 1st degree murder conviction for killing her ex boyfriend. Evidence included naked photos of the defendant and a one-hour recording of …

Dow 15,000, Slim Christie, Bone Head

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Money, Money: The Dow Jones index closed above 15,000 for the first time in history yesterday as the stock market races ahead of economic recovery for millions of unemployed Americans. The market is giving up some gains this morning. National: …

Released, Plastics, Dancing Queens

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National: The three women held prisoner in a Cleveland house for 10 years or more were released from the hospital this morning. One of them is Amanda Berry, whose case was widely publicized when she disappeared at age 17 after …

Nerve Gas, Limo Fire, The Swarm

Monday, May 6, 2013

World: A UN investigation commission says it may be Syrian rebels, not the government, that used nerve agents in the conflict. The commission didn’t rule out the possibility that the government also used nerve gas. But a member of the …

Cause of Death, Wildfire, Stand and Fight

Sunday, May 5, 2013

  World: Syrian state television reports that Israeli rockets struck a military research center in Damascus. Israel has not claimed responsibility, but did admit attacking a shipment of missiles inside Syria Friday. Also in Syria, pro-government forces have killed at …

Cause of Death, Rising Toll, Run for History

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bombers: Autopsy results show that Tamarlan Tsarnaev died of gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma to his head and torso the night of a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass. Tsarnaev was hit by police gunfire and run over by …