Category: National News

NY gunman quiet loner, victim outgoing family man

Story by COLLEEN LONG, TOM HAYS (NEW YORK, AP) — A gunman who killed a former co-worker in cold blood in the shadow of the Empire State Building and then was shot dead by police after he turned his gun on them spent long hours in the quiet of Central Park, photographing hawks and marveling… Read more »

UPDATED: Gunman kills 1, wounds 9 at Empire State Building

Story by COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS, Associated Press Photo courtesy of Google Images (NEW YORK) — A women’s accessories designer fatally shot a vice president of the company that laid him off near the Empire State Building Friday, causing a chaotic showdown with police in front of one of the world’s best-known landmarks. Police killed the suspect and… Read more »

Corps: Low Miss. River levels to persist into fall

Story by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press Photo courtesy of Google Images (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic, forcing harbor closures and causing barges to run aground on the economically vital Mississippi River are expected to continue into October, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, more than 100… Read more »

Mo. congressman renews vow to stay in Senate race

Story by Jim Salter, Associated Press Photo courtesy of Google Images   (ST. LOUIS) — A defiant Rep. Todd Akin dismissed pleas from top Republicans to abandon his besieged Senate campaign Tuesday, saying party leaders including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney were overreacting to his comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of… Read more »

110-year-old Pa. widow gets WWI benefits boost

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 110-year-old Pennsylvania widow is getting a benefits boost because of her husband’s World War I service. Family members say Alda Collins is now getting about $1,000 a month to assist with her stay at a nursing home near Ebensburg. She had been getting $36 a month. Her son tells the… Read more »