• Rescuers recover body of missing boater in Maryland

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Investigators located the body of a boater who was missing after an accident in the Wicomico River near Salisbury. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police say the body was located Saturday. The boater was identified as 50-year-old Kenneth Randolph...

  • Judge: Deadly building collapse trial to focus on contractor

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has told a defense attorney for a demolition contractor facing charges in a deadly Philadelphia building collapse that the trial will not be about others such as the city or its officials. Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell, 51, faces third-degree...

  • Rescuers: 2 men apparently drowned in Chesapeake Bay

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    LUSBY, Md. (AP) — Two swimmers who went missing off of Cove Point beach in the Chesapeake Bay are believed to have drowned. Calvert County sheriff's officials say the two men apparently entered deep water and became tired of swimming against the tide. The two brothers were swimming...

  • Evidence of Indian tribe village uncovered at Va. Navy base

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — In the backyards of some of the Navy's top officers at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, archaeologists have uncovered evidence that a long-lost Indian tribe's leaders called the same space home. The Kiskiak Indian Tribe was once part of the...

  • 350 airmen deploy from Ellsworth AFB to Afghanistan

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) — Three hundred and fifty airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base are deploying to southwest Asia to provide support to forces in Afghanistan. A portion of the 28th Bomb Wing's B-1 bomber fleet shipped out from the base in western South Dakota on...

  • Editorials from around New England

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal (R.I.), July 23, 2015 The most essential guarantee of our freedom is the First Amendment, which bars the government from using its power against citizens for speaking...

  • Tunisia overwhelmingly passes anti-terror law

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's parliament voted overwhelmingly to pass the country's new anti-terror law after a pair of devastating attacks against tourists, but critics fear the new legislation may endanger the North African nation's hard-won freedoms. Alone among the countries...

  • 2 teen fishermen missing off Florida's Atlantic coast

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for two 14-year-old fishermen last seen in the Atlantic waters off Jupiter. Authorities say Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen did not return as scheduled Friday from a fishing trip. The pair was last seen buying fuel Friday afternoon in...

  • Syria grants conditional amnesty for army deserters

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency says President Bashar Assad has granted a general amnesty for army deserters and draft dodgers. But the decree, issued Saturday by Assad, stipulates that deserters must turn themselves within two months to benefit from the amnesty. There...

  • Miss. National Guard recruiters returning to 10 sites

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The adjutant general of Mississippi is discouraging private citizens with personal firearms from standing guard at Mississippi National Guard recruiting stations. Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins issued a statement Friday saying new security measures include armed...

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