Four dead in bridge collision

Four people were killed and dozens injured when one of Seattle's Ride the Ducks amphibious tour vehicles collided with a charter bus on the Aurora Bridge. At least 50 people were extricated from the damaged vehicles.


Free show in the skies on Sunday night

Beginning at 8 p.m. Twin Cities time Sunday, the moon will move through Earth's shadow, creating a lunar eclipse the likes of which has not been seen since 1982 and won't be seen again until 2033. "This is a spectacular thing," said Alan MacRobert of Sky & Telescope magazine. Sunday's full moon is dubbed "super" because it is the closest it comes to Earth.

New York

Snowden issues surveillance warning

Domestic digital spying on citizens is an international threat that will only be slowed with measures like a proposed international treaty declaring privacy a basic human right, Edward Snowden said in a video appearance from Moscow at a Manhattan forum. "It happens in every country … to every person," said the former National Security Agency contractor.


Police chase results in six deaths

Six people were killed near Edna after the SUV they were in crashed following a police chase. Leticia Zamarripa, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the driver, a U.S. citizen, and two others in the vehicle are believed to be members of a smuggling ring. Officials said the vehicle was packed with 13 people in the country illegally.


Lawsuit seeks Chicago mayor's e-mail

The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Rahm Emanuel violated state open records laws by refusing to release communications about city business conducted through private e-mails and text messages. The lawsuit asks a judge to order the mayor to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request and produce the documents.

Washington, D.C.

Security flaws discovered at Postal Service

Employees of the U.S. Postal Service failed to properly safeguard documents that included the names, addresses and financial information used by its law enforcement arm to monitor the mail of people suspected of criminal activities or for national security purposes, an internal inquiry found.


Suicide bombings kill at least 25 at mosque

Suicide bombings at a mosque in Sanaa killed at least 25 people during prayers to commemorate the beginning of Eid al-Adha, a major Muslim holiday. A Yemeni-based affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant said that one of its members had carried out the bombing.

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