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NY Knicks' Kidd arrested on DWI charge in Hamptons

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

New York Knicks executive vice president and general manager Glen Grunwald poses for a photograph with Jason Kidd, one of the Knicks two newest additions, following a news conference at the team’s training facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Jason Kidd mentoring Jeremy Lin was a nice story last week. [&hellip...

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Idaho farm hosts 'weed dating' for singles

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joe DeGana, left and Laura Parsons, right, participate in a “weed dating” event at the Earthly Delights Farm in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The farm is among a handful across the country offering this unconventional form of speed...

Officials: Faulty wiring caused NYC seaport fire

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Smoke rises off Pier 17 and floats along the East River toward the Brooklyn Bridge as firefighters fight a three alarm blaze at the South Street Seaport, Saturday, July 14, 2012, in New York. About 140 firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the...

Weather stops tandem lawn chair balloon flight

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lawn chair balloonist Kent Couch leans in for a kiss from a grandson before taking flight from his gas station with Iraqi adventurer Fareed Lafta, Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Bend, Ore.. The two men hoped to fly across Oregon, Idaho and into Montana. (AP...

NYC seaport fire doused without any injuries

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at PIer 17 in New York on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at the South Street Seaport that created a large cloud of smoke over the East River. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) —...

LA sheriff faces mounting legal challenges

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This May 19, 2004 file photo shows Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca during a tour of the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been accused of hiding details of deputy assaults on...

AP NewsBreak: Feds OK Fla. access to citizens list

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people’s right to vote if they...

Letters of SC soldier killed in Vietnam come home

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by Lt. Col. Jose Garcia shows U.S. Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the 101st Airborne Divisioin, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and uncle Kenneth Cannon on Saturday,...

How did ex-slave's letter to master come to be?

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows Jordon Anderson. Anderson was a former slave who was freed from a Tennessee plantation by Union troops in 1864 and spent his remaining 40...

Mortgage applications boost Wells Fargo results

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this May 6, 2012, photo, a Wells Fargo sign is displayed at a branch in New York. Wells Fargo is reporting higher earnings for the second quarter thanks to a pickup in lending and a decline in the amount of bad loans, according to reports Friday, July 13,...