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  • April 18, 2014 @ 8:13 am

    AP PHOTOS: Stratocaster still a favorite at 60

    Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.  Continue reading >

  • April 18, 2014 @ 7:56 am

    New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.  Continue reading >
  • April 18, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

    A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.  Continue reading >

  • April 18, 2014 @ 6:32 am

    Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

    Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton.  Continue reading >

  • April 18, 2014 @ 6:28 am

    Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms

    A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado.  Continue reading >
  • April 18, 2014 @ 6:05 am

    This Week in the Civil War

    150 years ago in the Civil War -- was weary of Union forces using the garrison as a springboard for raids into easternmost North Carolina. Thousands of Confederate troops pressed toward the outnumbered Union fighters holding the fort at Plymouth. By April 18, fierce shelling had erupted, threatening U.S. warships there along the river. On April 19, 1864, the CSS Albemarle reached the area and promptly sank one Union ship and badly damaged another, driving away other U.S. warships defending the garrison. A heavy Confederate bombardment ultimately forced the federal garrison to surrender on April 20, 1864. Flush with victory, the Confederacy would hold the area until late 1864 when it returned to federal control for the rest of the war.  Continue reading >

  • April 18, 2014 @ 4:45 am

    White House updating online privacy policy

    automatically generated email data, Mobile App use data and some cookie data -- until the end of the current administration. The White House is also explicit about what it doesn't do, including collecting geolocation information from mobile-app users or sharing information for commercial purposes.  Continue reading >
  • April 18, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.  Continue reading >
  • April 18, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.  Continue reading >

  • April 18, 2014 @ 12:36 am

    Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.  Continue reading >
  • April 17, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.  Continue reading >

  • April 17, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."  Continue reading >
  • April 17, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

    A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.  Continue reading >
  • April 17, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife

    A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday.  Continue reading >
  • April 17, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    Hawaii lawmakers agree to end police sex loophole

    Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.  Continue reading >

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