- Obama downplays IRS scandal, blames Obamacare rollout on ‘outdated’ agencies
- Pregnancies decline overall, up among older women
- Pentagon plans to destroy Syrian chemical arms on ship at sea
- Paris Metro issues ‘politeness manual’ to improve passengers’ behavior
- Justin Bieber, crew detained at Australian airport in drug search
- Lee Rigby trial: Muslim who machete-hacked soldier calls it ‘humane’ kill
- GM ending Chevy sales in Europe to focus on Opel and Vauxhall
- Putin’s diplomats to U.S. busted for living high life off $1.5M bilked from Medicaid
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- Boehner: It took me 3 to 4 hours to sign up for Obamacare
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Navy Senior Chief David Nagle said the divers wanted to get a feel for the area and were in the water for about two hours. Divers were back in the river by late morning, removing concrete reinforcement bars and other debris.
At least eight persons are missing and presumed dead in last week’s collapse, with perhaps more still in the river. Five persons are confirmed dead.
Meanwhile, a man who helped evacuate a school bus full of children after the collapse has a generous offer to consider.
Jeremy Hernandez, 20, dropped out of Dunwoody College of Technology because he couldn’t afford the $15,000 tuition. Now, he can finish his two-year automotive technician degree free if he wants to come back, the school said yesterday.
Man uses nail gun to kill wife, self
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — A 77-year-old man killed his wife and then himself with a commercial-grade nail gun, police said yesterday.
Police said they didn’t know why James B. Tompkinson, a retired teacher, would kill his 67-year-old wife, Susan.
A relative who went to their home Monday evening found them and called 911.
When police arrived, Mrs. Tompkinson was dead of head and chest trauma and her husband was severely injured. He died yesterday morning.
Police Lt. Thomas Dellane said there was no history of police visits to the couple’s home.
Bloomberg let out of jury duty
NEW YORK — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg returned to court for a second day of jury duty yesterday but was dismissed after attorneys passed him up while choosing a panel to hear a personal-injury case.
Mr. Bloomberg started his day in a courtroom with about 35 other prospective jurors. He was allowed to leave by early afternoon.
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
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- Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.
- Russian diplomats busted bilking $1.5 million from Medicaid
- Democratic infighting erupts over 'we can have it all' fantasy on entitlements
- NAPOLITANO: Pope Francis should be saving souls, not pocketbooks
- Hack attack: 2 million Facebook, Twitter passwords stolen
- Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge
- CARSON: Getting to the top by starting at the bottom
- Activists encourage Obama to circumvent Congress, use more executive authority
- Obama lived with Uncle Onyango Obama in the 1980s, White House admits
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