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In Cuban missile showdown, 2 brothers’ own crisis

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jose Ignacio Castro Toirac, left, listens as his brother Julio De-Castro Toirac recounts the events that took place during the Cuban Missile Crisis in Oct., 1962, in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Unbeknownst to one another, Julio and Jose Castro had both enlisted in the military, the older brother with the United States, [&hellip...

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Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, House Ways and Means Committee member, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, makes a comment during a meeting of the Payroll Tax conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A temporary reduction in Social Security...

George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 14, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern with his wife, Eleanor, and Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton with his wife, Barbara Ann, stand before the Democratic National Convention delegates who chose them to try to capture the White House...

Pregnant NY woman set to marry was fatally stabbed

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Memorial candles sit in front of the house where Vindalee Smith was murdered in New York, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Smith, 38, who was eight months pregnant, was found stabbed to death Saturday in her apartment, the day before her wedding, police said. (AP...

Dad, 4-year-old killed in Calif. shooting; 3 hurt

October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police officers respond to the scene where a man, wearing a mask, set a duplex on fire and then shot five members of a family on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in Inglewood, Calif. A father and his 4-year-old son were killed and a woman and two other young children...

‘War on coal’ label obscures battlefield realities

October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this April 2010 photo, miners watch as a piece of equipment passes by in the Tech Leasing and Rebuild Inc. Mine #1 in Buchanan County, Va. Once, coal miners were literally at war with their employers. Today, their descendants are allies in a rhetorical war...

Romney ups criticism of Obama’s second-term plans

October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left in front of bus, gives a thumbs-up to supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally at the Valley View Campgrounds in Belmont, Ohio, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, where he talked about economic...

Armstrong says last few weeks ‘difficult’

October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Livestrong CEO and president Doug Ulman discusses the future of the organization, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett) AUSTIN,...

Tribal court disputed in Grand Canyon bridge fight

October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 20, 2007 file photo, people walk on the Skywalk during the First Walk event at the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West, Ariz. Las Vegas developer David Jin has been bounced between tribal and federal...

Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake marry in Italy

October 20, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 7, 2012, file photo, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in New York. The couple released a statement Friday, Oct....