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Woman admits digging up dad’s grave in search of ‘real will’

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A woman who told the police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty yesterday. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash’s vault in Colebrook, then rifle through his casket last May in a scene a prosecutor compared to an Edgar Allan Poe story. The police said she felt she …

Execution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold yesterday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation’s top justices to grant a stay. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, was scheduled to die by injection of pentobarbital at 7 …

Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted yesterday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge – but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. The emotional account by Anna Duritskaya came amid a …

Fish and Game working on its next 10-year plan

Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are crafting their next 10-year game management plan and are seeking input from the public. The current plan expires at the end of this year. The goal of the plan is to set regional population goals for moose, deer, bear and wild …

Wisconsin’s natural ice castles

Saturday, February 28, 2015

L ake Superior froze enough for visitors to trek to lakeshore caves along the Bayfield Peninsula at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, Wis. The caves opened to the public yesterday. The hike to the cave requires about …

Voters hope to restore order

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Voters queue to cast their votes in Maseru, Lesotho, yesterday. The small mountain kingdom went to the polls in early elections in the hope of restoring order after a coup attempt last year, but there is concern that …

Sect leader wanted on sex charges arrested

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Brazilian authorities said yesterday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota. A statement posted on the website of …

Divide over Iran’s nuclear ambitions puts Obama, Netanyahu on collision course years in making

Saturday, February 28, 2015

For six years, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries, which otherwise …

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of a tiny …

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov reported killed in Moscow

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boris Nemtsov, a longtime Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed in central Moscow, the Russian Interior Ministry said early yesterday. Nemtsov, a central figure in Russian political life since the …

Mexico official: Police capture top capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early yesterday by the federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested …

No Child Left Behind debate in the House suspended

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The House suspended floor debate on a Republican bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind yesterday afternoon, with party leaders saying they had to shift the chamber’s focus to debate funding the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in the day, the chances for the education bill’s passage appeared …

The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

Saturday, February 28, 2015

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth. Water is eating away …