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A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

August 29, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama gestures in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russian [&hellip...

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

August 28, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 25, 2014 image made from video provided by the Mohave County Sheriff Department, firing-range instructor Charles Vacca, left, shows a 9-year old girl how to use an Uzi. Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in...

Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

August 28, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Lifeguards check on two surfers as waves pound the Hueneme beach pier in Port Hueneme, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying...

‘Cops’ crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

August 28, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer pauses during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, with Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, left. Bryce Dion, a sound technician with the “Cops” television show who was embedded with...

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

August 28, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

David Barajas talks to members of the media after a jury acquitted him of murder at the Brazoria County Courthouse on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, Angleton, Texas. Barajas was accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012 near Alvin, minutes after...

Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

August 28, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expected onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that...

Mom: captured son ‘honorable’ US journalist

August 28, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this image made from video obtained on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, Shirley Sotloff, who lives in Florida, appeals to the captors of her son, freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, 31, who was last seen in Syria in August 2013. On a video released on Aug. 19,...

Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

August 28, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, people pour ice water over themselves during an “ice bucket challenge” fund raising event in Bangkok. About a thousand people turned out to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou...

Review: ‘As Above’ so-so

August 27, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Perdita Weeks in a scene from the film, “As Above, So Below.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures) LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” is the inscription uncovered by a...

Police: Slain woman ID’d ex-deputy as her attacker

August 27, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by Christ Memorial Lutheran Church is Ashlee Steele who was found dead of a gunshot wound Aug. 22, 2014 at her home in Fitchburg, Wis. Authorities said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that Ashlee’s sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, called 911 before...