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PSU report on sex-abuse scandal due out Thursday

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 7, 2007, file photo, Penn State University president Graham Spanier speaks during a news conference at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier told investigators hired by the university that he was never informed that former assistant football coach Jerry [&hellip...

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Obama seeks to shift election toward tax debate

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama lays out his plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class, during an announcement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing sagging jobs numbers,...

Romney bests Obama donations with help of rich few

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Washington. When Romney broke fundraising records by bringing in more than $106 million last month, his campaign praised small-dollar donors it said made...

Ethics Committee appoints panel in Berkley case

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev. speaks during a jobs rally in North Las Vegas, Nev. The House Ethics Committee announced Monday, July 9, 2012 that it had appointed a panel to investigate whether Berkley used her...

Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This May 13, 2012, family photo provided by Nathan Ochs shows his wife, Constance Van Kley, Nathan Ochs and their sons Rudy, left, and Abraham during a visit to Little Devils Tower near Custer, S.D. If hotshot firefighter Nathan Ochs is hurt on the job,...

Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rickie Lee Fowler, right, talks with his attorney Michael Belter during his trial on Monday, July 9, 2012, at the San Bernardino Superior Court House in San Bernardino, Calif. Fowler is accused of setting the Old Fire in 2003 and has pleaded not guilty to...

Temperatures across US cool slightly but still hot

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Auset Donadalle, 4, sprays herself with mist to keep cool during a Durham Parks and Recreation-sponsored Rock the Park concert, Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Old Farm Road Park in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen) MANDATORY CREDIT NEW...

Durable Borgnine's motto: 'You gotta go to work'

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 4, 1963, file photo, Ernest Borgnine acts in a scene for ABC-TV’s “McHale’s Navy.” A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — He was a...

New studies nix report of arsenic-loving bacteria

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 15, 2004, file photo, shows tufa towers in Mono Lake near Lee Vining, Calif. The ancient towers, composed of calcium carbonate, were formed underwater when fresh water springs mixed with minerals in the lake water, and became visible...

More public schools splitting up boys, girls

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken May 9, 2012, Middleton Heights Elementary Principal Robin Gilbert holds a baby chick while visiting an all-girls classroom of first- and second-graders at her school in Middleton, Idaho. Middleton is believed to be the only public school...