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Tragedy for dinosaurs, opportunity for mammals, us

February 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This 2012 artist’s rendering provided by the American Museum of Natural History shows a hypothetical placental mammal ancestor, a small, insect-eating animal. A study released Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 details the family tree of mammals that have lengthy gestations before birth. It goes back to this shrewish critter slightly bigger than a mouse with a...

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Brennan’s CIA bid chance to strike back at critics

February 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2010 file photo, Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan briefs reporters at the White House in Washington. Brennan, now President Barack Obama’s nominee to be CIA director,...

Rubio to deliver State of Union GOP response

February 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013, photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, join a bipartisan group of leading senators to announce that they have reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite...

Obama seeks to reset relationship with Netanyahu

February 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 6, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they walk to Netanyahu’s car outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. After a long and chilly four years,...

Boy Scouts delay decision on policy excluding gays

February 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Stephen Cyr, 13, left, and his brother Paul Cyr, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 21 in Oak Cliff, Texas, attend the ìSave Our Scoutsî Prayer Vigil and Rally in front of the Boy Scouts of America National Headquarters in Irving, TX Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The Boy...

Authorities: 4 dead in fiery highway crash in Ga.

February 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A tow truck removes a smashed car from the scene of a 27-vehicle pileup Wednesday, Feb. 6, on Interstate 16 near Montrose, Ga. More than two dozen cars, pickup trucks and tractor-trailers collided Wednesday morning in a fiery pileup on a foggy Georgia...

Ariz. woman gives sexual details about slain lover

February 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi questions defendant Jodi Arias about her relationship with Travis Alexander during her trial at Judge Sherry Stephens’ Superior Court, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Arias, 32, is accused of stabbing and slashing Alexander, 27...

Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

February 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 2008 file photo by Muhammad ud-Deen shows Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. A Justice Department document says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaida leaders continually engaged...

FBI: Ala. man was in ‘firefight’ with SWAT agents

February 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated photo released by the FBI on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, FBI agents and Dale County Sheriff’s deputies secure the residence where a 5-year-old child was rescued after being held hostage for almost one week by Jimmy Lee Dykes, in Midland City,...

Internet cat stars scratch the surface for fame

February 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this May 2011 photo provided by mugumogu, Scottish fold Maru rests in a cardboard box in Japan. After years of viral YouTube viewing and millions of shares, the cat stars of the Internet are coming into their own in lucrative and altruistic ways. Roly poly...