A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:02:49 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:01 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:01:00 GMT
Alabama's campaign filing system is out of the "dark ages" said Secretary of State Beth Chapman during a demonstration Wednesday morning. "We're introducing a 24-7 reporting system" Chapman said."It'sMore >>
Alabama's campaign filing system is out of the "dark ages" said Secretary of State Beth Chapman during a demonstration Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:54:10 GMT
(RNN) - Yesterday Steve Wilhite, the creator of the popular file format GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, dropped a bombshell about the ubiquitous internet mainstay and put an end to more than a decadeMore >>
Wilhite was honored with a lifetime achievement award at The Webby Awards and spoke out about the pronunciation of the popular file format. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:52:10 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
Ten children, which includes two infants, were killed by the EF-5 tornado in Moore, OK, according to the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office.More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
Former United States Sen. Scott Brown dispelled any notions of a run for the special election scheduled for June 25.
In a statement sent to CBS 3 Brown said:
"I was not at all certain that a third Senate campaign in less than four years, and the prospect of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left, was really the best way for me to continue in public service at this time."
But it's what Brown said last November that is sticking with political reporter for Masslive and The Republican, Robert Rizzuto.
"Ever since election night when Scott Brown said in his concession speech that defeat is only temporary, it was like something out of a movie," Rizzuto said.
That statement left many Massachusetts voters wondering just what was next for the ousted senator, and if it was a possible hint at a 2014 run for governor.
"It captivated the audience, it kept the interest going, it kept the storyline kind of continuing," Rizzuto said.
Rizzuto says that sitting this race out and potentially waiting to run for governor has its perks for Brown.
"He'd be able to sleep in his own bed at night, which is a huge one, and just the schedule of when he'd be running for governor as opposed to 2010 special election, in 2012 running for re-election and so on," Rizzuto said.
Now Brown's decision not to run is leaving an empty space for other Republican candidates to step in.
Douglas Bennett, part of the Massachusetts Liberty Movement, announced Friday he will run. And former State Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei sent out this statement Friday saying:
"Scott's exit from the race was obviously unexpected. That said, in the coming days, I will be talking with family, friends, and supporters to consider the best role that I can play in helping to bring new, alternative leadership to Washington."
"We're back in the speculation phase, who will the Republican challenger be? But it's exciting nonetheless, never a dull moment in Massachusetts politics," Rizzuto said.
Other names that are being thrown around right now are former Lt. Gov. Kerry Heely as well as former Gov. William Weld.
On the Democratic ticket, Rep. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch have already announced they will run.
A primary will be held April 30.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:50 GMT
Massachusetts State Police have issued an Amber Alert for 13-year old Jonathan Moore Jr. who they say was kidnapped from his Roxbury home. Boston police say the suspect is the boy's father, 36-year oldMore >>
Massachusetts State Police have issued an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jonathan Moore Jr. who they say was kidnapped from his Roxbury home.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:02:29 GMT
According to Western Massachusetts Electric Company's outage map more than a thousand people are without power Tuesday night in Ludlow. As of 8:30 p.m. WMECO says 1049 out of the 9145 customers the companyMore >>
WMECO says storm damage is to blame and crews are expected to have power restored before 10 p.m. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:41:21 GMT
A truck has flipped over on Route 5 in West Springfield. Our crew from the scene says the Nissan truck was traveling toward Springfield when it went off the road. The driver of the truck escaped unharmedMore >>
A truck has flipped over on Route 5 in West Springfield. More >>