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Penn State-heavy jury picked in sexual-abuse case

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, gets into his attorney Joe Amendola’ s car after completing jury selection for his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 6, 2012. A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky’s...

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Actress Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty in DUI case

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Bynes on Tuesday June 5, 2012 with driving under the influence in April, when she was arrested after grazing a...

California pension cuts may have ripple effect

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Campaign worker Nate Neuenschwander, left, watches election returns at a campaign party for No on Measure B in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2012. As state and local governments across the country struggle with ballooning pension obligations, voters in...

Space shuttle Enterprise arrives at Manhattan home

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The space shuttle Enterprise is hoisted by crane onto the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in New York. The Enterprise comes to New York as part of NASA’s decision to end the shuttle program after 30...

Voters wait out lines to cast Wis. recall ballots

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Voters cast their ballots Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is taking on Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a recall election. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The passions that fueled a long fight...

Bill Clinton: Extend all tax cuts temporarily

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former President Bill Clinton greets President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria, Monday, June 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that broad tax cuts...

Jockey Gutierrez hits the heights in New York

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mario Gutierrez, from Mexico, jockey for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, looks over Manhattan from the observation deck of New York’s Empire State Building, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. I’ll Have Another could become horse...

Eyes turn skyward as Venus travels across the sun

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Indian Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director of Jawahar Planetarium checks a telescope as he makes preparations for people to watch the transit of Venus in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and...

Solar-powered plane lands in Morocco

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard is helped to fit his flying suit at Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The experimental solar-powered airplane arrived in Madrid on May 25, 2012 from Payerne, Switzerland, and now goes on to Rabat,...

9 jurors picked for Sandusky child sex abuse case

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the first day of jury selection as his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years gets underway at the Centre County Courthouse in...