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Amherst man arrested after alleged attack on CDH nurse

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police arrested an Amherst man at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on Locust Street Tuesday after he allegedly attacked a nurse and held her against her will for about four minutes. Arrested was Aaron K. Caldwell, 24, of 33 Rolling Green Road, Amherst, at 9:43 a.m. on charges of assault and battery, kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon (mop handle), threat to commit a crime, assault and battery on a …

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BEIJING — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China’s National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks. The symbols of peace were released at sunrise in Beijing’s symbolic heart of Tiananmen Square in …

Israel, Palestinian leaders part ways in dueling speeches

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

JERUSALEM — In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for an alliance …

Suspect captured in case of missing student

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — By all appearances, the man arrested Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student has led a fairly ordinary life: He worked at a hospital, helped coach youth football for a …

US to pay Navajo $554M

Thursday, September 25, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — In a historic settlement, the federal government will pay the Navajo Nation more than half a billion dollars to settle claims that it mismanaged reservation funds for more than 60 years, the tribe and the government announced Wednesday. At $554 million, the settlement is the …

Obama to expand ocean preserve

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off-limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life. The …

Three charged in Pa. gay assault

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men were injured when a “fist fight ... got out of hand,” and …

Ambush suspect sighted

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A suspect in the fatal ambush of a trooper has occasionally made himself visible to officers before melting back into the forest, and police found empty packs of Serbian-branded cigarettes and soiled diapers believed to have been left …

US vows airstrikes just a start

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare …

Climate summit produces no binding pledges

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States’ lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles …

Chinese scholar gets life for ‘separatism’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BEIJING — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said. A court found …

Israel kills 2 suspected in teens’ deaths

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (ap) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events …

Bin Laden’s son-in-law gets life prison term in NY

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be …