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Kinkade estate dispute to remain public for now

July 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Amy Pinto-Walsh, right, girlfriend of artist Thomas Kinkade, leaves with her attorney, Sonia Agee, left, from a San Jose, Calif., courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Monday, July 2, 2012. Thomas Kinkade’s widow, Nanette Kinkade, and girlfriend face off in court on Monday as hearings begin over who will be executor of the late artist’s $66.3 [&hellip...

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Mich. grandma to be tried in teen's shooting death

July 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Defendant Sandra Layne, right, breaks down crying during the playing of the 911 call made by her grandson Jonathan Hoffman, as the tape is played in the court and introduced as evidence during a hearing Monday, July 2, 2012 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Her...

Assembly OKs adding bank settlement into Calif law

July 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney General Kamala Harris, second from right, talks with homeowner Jose Vega, second from left, after the homeowner protection legislation she backed was approved by the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 2, 2012. Vega,...

Sex offender accused of attacking boy in Portland

July 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Portland Police Bureau shows Adam Lee Brown of Southwest Portland. Portland Police Bureau detectives booked Brown into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple felony charges as a result of a stabbing on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at a...

Spearmon cruises in 200 with no controversy

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lashinda Demus hugs her sons Dontay, right, and Duaine after finishing first in the women’s 400 meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — With a...

Phelps locks up another 8-race program in London

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Cullen Jones prepares to swim in the men’s 50-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Jones won the final. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps’ Olympic program is...

Mid-Atlantic power outages could last days

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lighting flashes Saturday morning, June, 30, 2012 in Hebron Md.. Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least nine people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach...

NY utility, union talks collapse amid hot weather

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this July 24, 2006 file photo, a Consolidated Edison crew checks a service box in the Queens borough of New York as they work to restore power during the eighth day of the blackout in the area. Consolidated Edison and its unionized workers are facing...

Midweek July Fourth causes muddle for travelers

July 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Friday, June 29, 2012 photo, Pat Burns, of San Diego, prepares her luggage for check-in at Miami International Airport in Miami. Burns, after an overnight stay in Miami, is traveling to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador for the Fourth of July holiday....

Eastern US storms kill 13, cut power to millions

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Friday, June 29, 2012 shows a brick wall from the second story of the Christie’s on the Square store in Columbus Grove, Ohio. The bricks fell on and crushed two vehicles as strong winds tore through the region Friday afternoon. (AP...