By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner narrowly won a third term as House of Representatives speaker on Tuesday, surviving a stiff challenge from 25 conservative Republicans that may signal a growing split in the party as it takes full control of Congress. Boehner received 216 of 408 votes, with a growing faction of dissident House Republicans opposing him because they said he had done too little to cut spending and fight President Barack Obama's immigration and healthcare policies. ...
BOSTON (AP) — Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide.
Snow followed by a wave of frigid air is plodding eastward, bringing warnings well ahead of time for people to take precautions and stay warm. The storm snarled traffic across much of the country and is threatening to bring wind chills into the single digits even to the Deep South over the next few days.
Piper Gutzler's desk no longer holds her belongings in her fourth-grade classroom, but rather letters and pictures from her schoolmates. Similar remembrances found their way into her locker at the southern Illinois school on students' first day back since the rural plane crash that killed Piper, her parents and a cousin while sparing her younger sister.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused of splattering green paint at the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of vandalizing other historic sites including the Lincoln Memorial in 2013 will not be prosecuted.
By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's girlfriend and mother will be allowed to attend his upcoming murder trial, at which jurors may view items including a trophy case at his Massachusetts home, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Susan Garsh ruled at Hernandez's final pretrial hearing that his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, and his mother, Terri Hernandez, may attend the trial even though they may be called as witnesses. Jury selection in the trial is set to begin on Friday. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Gilbert was part of the trust-fund-baby crowd, a handsome Princeton grad who flitted between his Manhattan home and the Hamptons and attended society parties at museums and symphonies while living off an allowance from his parents.