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An unheard Elsinore, the band is back

James Treichler, drummer and audio engineer of Elsinore, works at a sound board for day one of recording the band's new album.  

April 15, 2015

Seven days before recording its most recent album, “PUSH/PULL,” local band Elsinore lost half of its members. Studio time was already reserved and a producer was scheduled to be flown out from Portland, but the band’s dynamic wasn’t working, making the previous members opt out last minute. Fro...

Graphic report on CIA interrogations, torture released by Senate panel

By Brian Bennett

December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON - After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA's brutal interrogation program lost track of captives, led to false confessions and fabricated information, and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks, according to a long-delayed Senate study. The 499-page executive summary ...

Lone gunman killed after shooting at Florida State University library leaves three wounded

By Mary Ellen Klas

November 20, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A gunman shattered the calm of a crowded Florida State University library early Thursday morning, wounding three people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by campus police, authorities said. The gunman, who has not been identified, walked inside the entrance to FSU's...

Fire at FAA radar center grounds flights nationwide

By Peter Nickeas

September 26, 2014

CHICAGO _ A fire deliberately set at an Federal Aviation Administration radar center in Aurora, Ill., grounded more than a thousand planes across the country Friday morning. The small fire in the basement of the Aurora facility was apparently set by a man who was found with self-inflicted wounds by em...

20 injured in knife attack at Pennsylvania high school

Emergency personnel are seen outside of Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., where twenty people were injured — at least four seriously — in multiple stabbings this morning inside the high school, April 9, 2014. Most of the injured were students. 

By Molly Born and Mary Niederberger

April 9, 2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Twenty people were injured — four critically — when a teenager wielding two 8-inch kitchen knives Wednesday morning attacked students at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville. All of the injured were students with the exception of an adult security guard. The sus...

Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

By Michael Doyle

April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what amounts to a 5-4 ruling won by conservatives, the co...

2 dead, 18 injured in New York explosion; gas leak cited as cause

Debris covers a van as firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse on corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/MCT)

By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman

March 12, 2014

NEW YORK — An explosion that destroyed two buildings in a busy Manhattan neighborhood and killed at least two people was caused by a gas leak, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Wednesday, and hours after the explosion, some people remained missing. De Blasio called the blast "a tragedy of the worst kind...

Obama calls on Congress to reverse economic equality

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey

January 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Hoping to lay a politically bruising year to rest, President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared a "year of action" in which he said he will work with lawmakers when he can, but sidestep them to move proposals to help low- and middle-income families share in the economic recovery. In his Stat...

Federal task force to target campus sexual assaults

By Jason Felch and Larry Gordon

January 24, 2014

President Barack Obama launched a federal task force on Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, telling the estimated one in five women who are victims, "I've got your back." Flanked by senior members of his Cabinet at the White House, Obama said he expected recommendations from the grou...

Purdue teaching assistant accused of stabbing, shooting fellow TA

By Saba Hamedy

January 23, 2014

A 23-year-old Purdue University teaching assistant, charged Thursday with murder, allegedly stabbed and shot a fellow TA to death inside an engineering building, according to court documents. Cody M. Cousins, is accused of walking into a basement classroom Tuesday and killing Andrew Boldt, 21, prompting a ca...

Purdue shooting: 1 dead, suspect in custody, police say

By Michael Muskal and Saba Hamedy

January 21, 2014

One person was killed and another was in custody after a shooting at Purdue University on Tuesday, officials said. University police chief John Cox said the gunman walked into a room at the school's electrical engineering department "with the intention of harming someone," then walked out after the shoot...

Obama retains spying programs, with some new limits

January 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that he would rein in a contentious federal program that collects millions of Americans' phone records by requiring court approval each time the data is examined and barring the government from storing the information. In a long-anticipated speech, Ob...

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