Judith A Park

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Death of would-be Bulger witness raises questions as 'The Rifleman' takes the stand

As James "Whitey" Bulger's closest confederate testified in a downtown Boston courtroom Friday about the gangsters' alleged crimes, police continued to scour a leafy suburb for clues in the suspicious death of a would-be witness.<p>Stephen “Stippo” Rakes, 59, had said that Bulger had forced him to …

Hernandez 'flop house' yields ammunition, hooded sweatshirt

Investigators who searched a "flop house" leased to Aaron Hernandez found a white hooded sweatshirt consistent to one the football player was seen wearing in a surveillance video on the night prosecutors allege he orchestrated the killing of an acquaintance, according to search warrants.<p>Law …

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US judge rejects school yoga ban after parents claim it 'promotes Eastern religions'

A California judge has refused to block the teaching of yoga as part of a public school's physical fitness programme, rejecting parents' claims that the classes were an unconstitutional promotion of Eastern religions.<p>A California judge has refused to block the teaching of yoga as part of a public …

Limbaugh: GOP could lose House

The Democrats could win back the House in the 2014 midterms, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday morning.<p>Limbaugh, calling into the show “Fox & Friends,” said Republicans will lose if they don’t change their focus.<p>“The Republicans are sitting around twiddling their thumbs worried …

Davis: 'Stop demonizing women'

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis urged Gov. Rick Perry to stop demonizing women for difficult decisions they might have to make, once again responding to the governor’s comments on her personal life.<p>“Gov. Perry…let’s stop demonizing women who face very difficult choices in their life. Let’s make sure …

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Obama Administration Announces Final Rule On Contraception Coverage

The Obama administration announced the final rules under the Affordable Care Act on Friday requiring most employer health insurance plans to cover employees' contraception without a copay.<p>“The health care law guarantees millions of women access to recommended preventive services at no cost,” said …

SEE: The 'New Yorker' Cover That Has People Talking

Bert and Ernie — yes, <i>Sesame Street</i>'s Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.<p>This time, for its July 8 and 15 issue, <i>The New Yorker</i> decided to use an illustration of Bert and Ernie for their coverage of the Supreme Court's decisions on two landmark gay marriage cases. The …

Final rule issued on birth-control access for faith-based employers

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Chris Christie slams Obama

So much for the Chris Christie-President Obama bromance.<p>The New Jersey governor, distrusted by conservatives after his hug of Obama following Hurricane Sandy, slammed the president at a town hall meeting on Friday as “more concerned about being right than he is concerned about getting things …

A face in the crowd: A year after most extensive face transplant in history

For 15 years, Richard Lee Norris hid his gun-shot-shattered face from the public, wearing a mask when he left the house and shopping late at night to avoid the curious stares of children and adults. For all intents and purposes, the once sociable Norris had become a recluse.<p>Then, in 2012, Norris …

General in leak probe quit Pentagon post suddenly, citing health reasons

The four-star general who is the target of a leak investigation suddenly resigned from his Pentagon advisory job in January for “health reasons” – just as FBI investigators were focusing on him, according to legal sources.<p>As NBC News revealed Thursday, retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright …

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Convicted Murderers Run North Carolina Kids Camp

Two former convicts -- after serving time for separate murders -- are running a children's summer day camp at a North Carolina university.<p>Despite …

'Whitey' Bulger's Alleged Bribes and Threat Recounted By Corrupt FBI Agent

Rogue FBI supervisor John Morris has testified that he gave his underling information that got a cooperating witness killed.<p>He slept with his …

Painkiller increases chance of heart attack, health officials advise

Health officials have advised patients with heart problems to avoid an over-the-counter painkiller used by millions after research found that it can …

Despite Alzheimer's, Couple Holds Tight To Old Memories

Right now, 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. One of them is 73-year-old Pansy Greene. She's in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and she and her husband, Winston, want people to know that so far, their daily lives have changed little despite the diagnosis.<p>They sit …

And Now Jeep’s Twitter Has Been Hacked

Yesterday, you read about the hack attack that turned Burger King’s Twitter feed into an unpleasant version of McDonald’s Twitter feed. Now the same group appears to have hacked Jeep’s feed.<p>While the BK takeover included a claim that McDonald’s had purchased its rival, the Jeep (which stands for …