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Powerful storm system blasts US West; 8 killed

November 23, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Samantha Hernandez scrapes ice off of the windows after Kenneth Fields sprays them with a concoction of vinegar and water to soften the ice on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Odessa, Texas. The fierce weather has caused at least eight deaths and prompted advisories Saturday afternoon in New Mexico and Texas. (AP Photo/The Odessa American, [&hellip...

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Will probe bring justice in town’s rape scandal?

November 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Cara Smith, the chief of policy and communications for the Cook County, Ill. Sheriff’s department, holds a photo of a rape kit on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Robbins, Ill. The rape kit is one of nearly 200 in Robbins that Sheriff’s investigators...

Zumba instructor in prostitution bust leaves jail

November 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Alexis Wright leaves the York County Jail in Alfred, Maine, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, after serving nearly six months of a 10-month sentence for prostitution and other charges. Wright, 30, was a Zumba instructor who ran a prostitution business. (AP...

If gov’t backs in-flight calls, will the airlines?

November 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, a passenger checks her cell phone before a flight in Boston. The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane...

When presidents die, power transfer can be fraught

November 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 photo from the White House via the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Boston, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president as Jacqueline Kennedy stands at...

Anniversary of JFK death brings sadness, solemnity

November 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club sings the The Navy Hymn to close out the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Dallas. President Kennedy’s motorcade was passing through...

Autopsy: TSA officer shot 12 times in LAX attack

November 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This June 2013 file photo released by the Hernandez family Nov. 2, 2013, shows Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez. Hernandez, 39. Hernandez, the officer who was killed in a gunman’s attack at Los Angeles...

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

November 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 18, 2013, file photo, a golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy’s top of the world wind farm in Converse County Wyo. For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for...

S&P 500 closes above 1,800 for first time

November 22, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Robert Oswald, right, works with fellow traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Stocks were mixed in early trading Friday as traders and investors lacked a catalyst to push the major indexes higher after strong gains...

Detention of US tourists to North Korea unusual

November 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This 2005 photo provided by the Palo Alto Weekly shows Merrill Newman, a retired finance executive and Red Cross volunteer, in Palo Alto, Calif. An 85-year-old American veteran of the Korean War has been detained in North Korea since last month. The son of...