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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

December 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Scott Hoormann holds two Mega Millions lottery tickets he purchased at Energy Express Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in St. Louis. The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) [&hellip...

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Can this marriage be saved? GOP, hard-right groups

December 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo taken Dec. 11, 2013 shows House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican leaders and several hard-right...

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winner for ‘Suspicion,’ dies

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

File- This April 3, 1978 file photo shows actress Joan Fontaine at the 50th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscar-winning actres has died at the age of 96. Longtime friend Noel Beutel says she died in her sleep in her Carmel home Sunday, Dec. 15,...

Neighbor of Ohio girl found dead in trash arrested

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sheriff Travis Hutchinson, right, speaks with reporters as Jim Ciotti of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation looks on, during a news conference at the Wayne County Justice Center in Wooster, Ohio, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Jerrod Metsker, 24, was arrested...

Colorado governor visits school shooting victim

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Media cover a briefing by Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., where 18-year-old shooting suspect Karl Halverson Pierson shot student Claire Davis, 17,on Friday, then turned the gun on...

Venezuela finds no explosives on Paris-bound plane

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A employee of Air France speaks with some passengers in front of the Air France desk after their flight to Paris was canceled at Simon Bolivar Airport in Maiquetia near Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Venezuelan bomb experts are inspecting a...

Ski lodges, snowmobilers buoyed by Northeast snow

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A cardinal sits in a snowy burning bush in a Troy, Mich., Sunday Dec. 15, 2013. A pre-winter snowstorm continues to grip parts of Michigan, with accumulations already topping 9 inches in the state’s southeastern corner. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press,...

Polygamy advocates hail judge’s ruling in Utah

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this undated file photo provided by TLC, Kody Brown, center, poses with his wives, from left, Janelle, Christine, Meri, and Robyn in a promotional photo for TLC’s reality TV show, “Sister Wives.” Advocacy groups for polygamy...

Sheriff: Colorado gunman wanted to hurt many more

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Media cover a briefing by Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., where 18-year-old shooting suspect Karl Halverson Pierson shot student Claire Davis, 17,on Friday, then turned the gun on...

Campers help Amazon keep up with holiday rush

December 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The Dale family stands outside their 24-foot-long camper at a campground on Dec. 12, 2013, outside Campbellsville, Ky. The family is among the throngs of people who converge on area campgrounds, lured by seasonal jobs offered by Amazon.com at its facility in...