A 49-year-old Air Force veteran hangs himself with his belt in the psychiatric ward of the U.S. veterans hospital in Seattle.
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
PERTH, Australia — An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes in a major break in the monthlong hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the search coordinator said Monday.
LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.
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Just two weeks after the Beatles’ landmark appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in February 1964, the British group the Dave Clark Five — the Beatles’ biggest rivals in the U.S. — had their own remarkable debut on the hugely popular Sunday night CBS show.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s chief negotiator in peace talks with the Palestinians says the talks are in “crisis” but must continue.
PERTH, Australia — The Australian-led joint agency coordinating the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner says electronic pulse signals reportedly detected by a Chinese ship in the southern Indian Ocean are consistent with those of an aircraft black box. However, Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston said early today that the agency cannot verify any connection between the signals and Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. China’s Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday that a black box detector deployed by the ship, Haixun 01, picked up a signal at 37.5 cycles per second, the same frequency emitted by flight data recorders. Xinhua also said a Chinese search plane spotted numerous white floating objects about 56 miles away. Houston says the joint agency has no confirmation the floating objects are related to the missing aircraft.
TOKYO — The Japanese government on Thursday ordered the Self-Defense Forces to shoot down any North Korean ballistic missiles approaching Japan, several government sources said Saturday.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s security service says it has detained a 15-strong armed gang planning to seize power in an eastern province on the border with Russia.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center puts the total deaths resulting from the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 at 139. Fifteen of them are attributed to falling buildings or crumbling ground during the quake itself. The rest were killed by water.
FORT HOOD, TEXAS — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.
There are many tax benefits for people in the farming business. Farms include plantations, ranches, ranges and orchards. Farmers may raise livestock, poultry or fish, or grow fruits or vegetables.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has cut its backlog of pending disability benefit claims by 44 percent since saying in March 2013 that its caseload had reached a “tipping point,” but some veterans organizations are challenging the accuracy of the agency’s numbers.
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