Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.
Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn
Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless eath.
US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.
Report says surveillance is hampering journalists
NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.
Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.
Suspect, US marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.
Air assault helps control Yosemite wildfire
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Yosemite National Park say a relentless air assault helped limit the spread of a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of about 100 homes and sent smoke into Yosemite Valley.
Man dies after lightning hits California beach
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine
SACO, Maine (AP) — A family of five found shot to death in their Maine apartment had moved from Arizona because of the sour economy and had financial problems, according to a relative.
It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
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