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By By DENISE LAVOIE | January 30, 2015 2:42 pm
Prospective juror has sympathy for Tsarnaev, cites young age
  • Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:30 pm
    Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101.
  • Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:30 pm
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel -- an archenemy of Iran -- to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.
  • Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:24 pm
    A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.
  • Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:24 pm
    A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that remains best known for a political scandal that embroiled the administration of President Warren G. Harding in the early 1920s.
  • New York wage board suggests $7.50 wage for tipped workers
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:19 pm
    Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York state would make $7.50 an hour before tips under a proposal recommended by a state wage board Friday
  • Oil soars on signs US oil companies curtail production
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:18 pm
    The price of oil is up 7 percent on indications that production in the U.S. has slowed following the big drop in prices since last June.
  • Some Arizona officials score free Super Bowl tickets
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:18 pm
    Tickets for the Super Bowl are in hot demand and running for several thousand dollars, but some Arizona elected officials are getting the perk of going for free or at face value.
  • Denver police solve old murder case; killer's mom had role
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:12 pm
    The killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death, Denver police said Friday.
  • Judge expresses doubt about constitutionality of no-fly list
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:07 pm
    A federal judge expressed skepticism Friday about the constitutionality of the government's no-fly list, suggesting that those who find themselves on it ought to be allowed a meaningful opportunity to clear their names.
  • Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:00 pm
    Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.
  • Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 2:00 pm
    Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.
  • Billionaire: Taj Mahal benefit cuts an 'essential sacrifice'
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:48 pm
    The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open.
  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:42 pm
    Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.
  • US Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:36 pm
    Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, a spokesman for the Mississippi congressman said Friday.
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