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New York man, held captive for a month in warehouse, rescued by police

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Kidnappers had demanded a $3 million ransom from his family in Ecuador, police say.

Despite heckler, Obama defends counterterrorism measures

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Heckler Interrupts Obama on GuantanamoThe president says the policies on drones have changed; renewed desire to close Gitmo.

Gun groups sue to block new Connecticut gun law

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

A woman at a shooting range in Connecticut April 2, 2013. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlinMembers say they believe the measure won't improve public safety.

Parking garage collapse kills one in Maryland

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Fire and rescue officials say a parking garage that was closed to the public has partially collapsed outside a shopping mall in Bethesda, Md., killing one person and severely injuring another.

Obama heckled by a familiar voice

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Protester Benjamin interrupts U.S. President Barack Obama as he speaks about his administration's counter-terrorism policy at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in WashingtonActivist Medea Benjamin has mastered the art of interruption.

George Zimmerman defense releases photos, texts of Trayvon Martin

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys on Thursday released information from 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s cellphone that include the teen texting with a friend about smoking marijuana and photos that show him blowing smoke and extending his middle finger to the camera.

The odd thing about Anthony Weiner’s campaign

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Former U.S. Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks with reporters at campaign event in New YorkNew Yorkers might notice something just isn't right with the mayoral candidate's literature.

Cleveland hero gets hamburgers for life reward

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

FILE - This May 6, 2013 file photo shows neighbor Charles Ramsey speaking to media near the home where missing women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were rescued in Cleveland. Ramsey, the man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive for a decade in an Ohio house will never have to pay for another burger in his hometown. Ramsey has been promised free burgers for life at more than a dozen Cleveland-area restaurants. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Scott Shaw, File)The man became famous for putting down his Big Mac to help free three women.

More arrests after grisly U.K. terror attack

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

An armed soldier stands guard at the gate of the Royal Artillery Barracks near the scene of a terror attack in Woolwich, southeast London, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Police remained at the scene throughout the night after a brutal attack in a London street Wednesday, which left one member of the armed forces dead and two injured, and the two attackers were also hospitalised. The British government Cabinet's emergency committee immediately called a meeting and Prime Minister David Cameron's office said security was stepped up at barracks across London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)Counterterrorism officials detain two on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Body of child found after deadly Minnesota landslide

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

In this May 22, 2013, file photo rescue personnel work near the scene of a rockslide in St. Paul, Minn. Authorities said Thursday, May 23, 2013, they’ve recovered the body of a child missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured at the park along the Mississippi River. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Nicole Norfleet) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday recovered the body of a boy missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured a day earlier at a St. Paul park.