Today’s U.S. Headlines

10/10/2011

U.S. News

Donations roll in for Elizabeth Warren

Donations roll in for Elizabeth Warren
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — Elizabeth Warren, campaigning to unseat Scott Brown in next year’s U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, has raised $3.15 million in just weeks, records show.
City debates nuclear zone status
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) — The Berkeley, Calif., City Council is debating whether to repeal a law making the city a nuclear-free zone, with one member saying it’s costing the city money.
Father to stand trial in son’s death
HOUSTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — A Texas father will face trial this week for the death of his toddler son even though the child’s body has yet to be found, authorities said.
Romney shows big lead in N.H. GOP poll

Romney shows big lead in N.H. GOP poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 10 (UPI) — Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are running 1-2 among likely Republican presidential primary voters in New Hampshire, a poll released Monday indicates.
News Corp. consultant: Murdoch should go

News Corp. consultant: Murdoch should go
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) — An independent consulting firm said News Corp. should overhaul its board of directors at its annual meeting in Los Angeles this month.
Woman charged in fatal fetal abduction
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 10 (UPI) — A Milwaukee mother of three was charged with two counts of murder Monday for allegedly cutting the fetus out of another woman, killing the woman and the fetus.
Huntsman: Plan for ‘Asia-Pacific century’
HOOKSETT, N.H., Oct. 10 (UPI) — America must plan for strength in an “Asia-Pacific century,” Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman Jr. said Monday.
Stevens slams Bush recount stay request
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in a new book, takes a swipe at former President George W. Bush’s legal tactics, The Washington Post reports.
Obama visits wounded at Walter Reed

Obama visits wounded at Walter Reed
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 10 (UPI) — President Barack Obama met with wounded U.S. service members in Bethesda, Md., Monday and handed out four Purple Hearts.
Drugs may be behind 5 slayings in Indiana
BROOKVILLE, Ind., Oct. 10 (UPI) — A drug deal gone awry may have led to the shooting deaths of five people in a rural Indiana county last month, state police say.
Murder-for-hire planner gets life in prison
FARGO, N.D., Oct. 10 (UPI) — An Oklahoma man convicted of hiring a handyman to kill his son-in-law with a hammer was sentenced Monday to life in prison.
FBI to search N.M. lake for human remains
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M., Oct. 10 (UPI) — FBI investigators say they intend to search a New Mexico lake for a dead suspected serial killer’s victims.
Utah hotel evacuated due to bear repellent
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 10 (UPI) — Salt Lake City firefighters evacuated 200 people from a hotel after a housekeeper accidentally sprayed a canister of bear repellent in a hallway.
U.S. obtains WikiLeaks volunteer e-mails
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — A secret court order enabled the U.S. government to obtain information from e-mail accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Man facing sexting, sexual assault trial
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) — A young Florida man is headed to trial on sexting and sexual assault charges that could land him in prison for life if convicted, authorities say.

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