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Author archives: PFischer

  • Ohio kidnapper says police missed chance in 2004

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Ariel Castro bows his head in the courtroom during his sentencing sentencing in Cleveland. Castro, 53, now serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and rape, was found hanging in his cell, Tuesday night, Sept....

  • First lady: Anti-obesity effort is changing habits

    September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a visit to Orr Elementary in Washington, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, for a back to school event highlighting healthy changes happening in schools and across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

  • Suspect in alleged sex assault arrested in Navajo

    September 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A man sought in a sexual assault case in New Mexico’s San Juan County has been arrested in the community of Navajo. County Sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Peter Andrew Ernst was taken into custody Thursday. Ernst was wanted...

  • Study: Children’s use of e-cigarettes increasing

    September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette and the smoke like vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Children – like adults – are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes,...

  • National Zoo: 2-week-old panda cub is female

    September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This handout photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, taken Sept. 5, 2013, shows the zoo’s Panda mother Mei Xiang with her cub at the zoo in Washington. It’s a girl! The zoo announced Thursday that its 2-week-old giant panda cub is...

  • Amid crackdown, Egypt’s protesters shift tactics

    August 30, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, holds a national flag as he stands next to burning tires during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Thousands of protesters and Muslim Brotherhood supporters rallied Friday throughout...

  • Nixon tapes span Watergate, Soviet summit

    August 22, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this June 18,1973 file photo, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev, left, whispers in the ear of President Richard M. Nixon as the two leaders stand on a balcony at the White House in Washington. The meeting was the only summit ever recorded on an...