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Another disaster brings candidates to Gulf Coast

September 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama, center, participates in a briefing with from left to right, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Saint John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom, Gov. Bobby Jindal and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, at Saint John Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in LaPlace, La., in Saint John the Baptist Parish, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP...

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Labor Day marked with parades, political speeches

September 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Mark Warner hugs Mary Harrison while he walks in the parade during the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Va. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The parade is the first big political event of the season in the Shenandoah Valley. (AP Photo/The Daily News Leader, Pat...

Jay-Z mimics Rocky at Philly Made In America fest

September 3, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

Jay-Z performs at the “Made In America” music festival on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z’s entrance said it all: He bounced up and down on top of the steps of...

GOP tries to portray Biden as governing liability

September 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at the United Auto Workers Local 1714 Union Hall, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Lordstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Stahl) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republicans have a new rhetorical punching bag: Vice President...

Texas pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

September 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this June 19, 2012, photo, Air Show pilot Glenn Smith, 58, of Frisco, moves his MiG-17 out of storage at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum hangar in Tyler, Texas. Smith died, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern...

Son says author Richard Bach improving

September 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 photo provided by the Journal of the San Juan Islands, the plane piloted by author Richard Bach lies overturned after crashing in a field, in Friday Harbor, Wash. Bach, the author of the 1970s best-selling novella “Jonathan...

Mormons praise Romney for spotlighting the faith

September 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after services on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 in Wofeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) —...

Proud PSU fans show strength, support; Lions lose

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Ohio at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Ohio won 24-14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — They came to...

Legendary songwriter Hal David dies in LA at 91

September 1, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 16, 2011 file photo, Hal David arrives at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned dozens of top 40 hits for a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and...

Decision not to charge Ariz. sheriff isn't the end

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, talks with Media members Friday night Aug. 31, 2012 at his offices in downtown Phoenix. Federal authorities said Friday that they’re closing their abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio...