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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 three 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 …

UVa. medical worker charged in case of missing student

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said at a …

Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions …

Feds say 800 rounds found in intruder’s car

Monday, September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal …

US launches first airstrikes in Syria

Monday, September 22, 2014

SURUC, Turkey — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish forces near the border with Turkey, triggering a surge …

Officials seek campus worker in student’s disappearance

Monday, September 22, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to …

Fire crews brace for weather shift

Monday, September 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week …

Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans

Monday, September 22, 2014

AP-NY-New-York-Casinos,494 Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans AP Photo NYMG102, NYMG103, NYMG101, NYMG104 Eds: Updated with Senator’s district, background on proposal. By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press COLONIE, N.Y. — Supporters and critics of proposals for an …

Hunt for Pa. survivalist continues

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing a trooper …

March in New York focuses on climate change

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. The People’s …

Refugees flee from militants

Sunday, September 21, 2014

KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden …