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Today in History for Sunday, March 2, 2014
Today is Sunday, March 2, the 61st day of 2014. There are 304 days left in the year.
Storm lashes California, but not a drought buster
California was lashed Friday by heavy rains that the parched state so desperately needs, though with the soaking came familiar problems: traffic snarls, power outages and the threat of mudslides.
No charges in shooting of Ga. Alzheimer’s patient
A man who fatally shot a wandering Alzheimer’s patient in the early morning hours in north Georgia will not face criminal charges, a local prosecutor said Friday.
Today in History for Saturday, March 1, 2014
Today is Saturday, March 1, the 60th day of 2014. There are 305 days left in the year.
Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader
With Viktor Yanukovych on the run, Ukraine’s interim government drew up a warrant Monday for the fugitive president’s arrest in the killing of anti-government protesters last week, while Russia issued its strongest condemnation yet of the new leaders in Kiev, deriding them as “Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks.”
Dingell, longest-serving congressman, to retire
Rep. John Dingell, who played a key role in some of the biggest liberal legislative victories of the past 60 years, said Monday that he will not try to add to what is already the longest congressional career in history.
Hagel says U.S. military must shrink to face new era
Looking beyond America’s post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, more unpredictable” world with a more nimble military.
Today in History for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2014. There are 309 days left in the year.
Parliament head takes presidential powers
With an ally claiming presidential powers Sunday and the whereabouts and legitimacy of the nominal president unclear, newly freed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko may feel her chance to take Ukraine’s leadership has come. But even among protesters who detest President Viktor Yanukovych, Tymoshenko sparks misgivings.
Oil closes New Orleans port, part of river
A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Coast Guard said.
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