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Drew Peterson introduces self to would-be jurors

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joel Brodsky, attorney for former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, speaks to reporters before going into court for the first day of jury selection in Peterson’s murder trial, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Joliet, Ill. Peterson, 58, is charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. Her body was found in a dry [&hellip...

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Police: Shooting suspect mum after attack

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Dennis L. Thomas, left, who retired in 1992, prays with Greg Zanis, right, from Aurora, Ill., before placing the flag his commanding officer presented him on his retirement, at a cross for Jonathan T. Blunk, as Zanis places crosses for...

Obama offers comfort after Colorado shooting

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama greets Aurora (Colo.) Mayor Steve Hogan as Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, left, watches after Obama arrived at at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AURORA, Colo. (AP) — President Barack...

Lobstermen finding more odd colors in the catch

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This file photo made Tuesday, June 26, 2012, by Rebecca McAleney, shows a bright orange, left, a bright blue, right, and a calico lobster at New Meadows Lobster in Portland, Maine. Scientists are seeing a boom in the number of blue, orange,...

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo from Nov. 3, 2010, documentary filmmaker Josh Fox speaks at a rally of protestors against Marcellus Shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing in Pittsburgh. Researchers say the claim that fracking has been linked to increased...

'Vampire Diaries' wins big at Teen Choice Awards

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Vampire Diaries” has already sucked up five trophies at the Teen Choice Awards....

Search for missing Iowa girls will likely expand

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Messages of encouragement and love, along with stuffed animals, flowers and candles are left at Meyers Lake in honor of Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, of Waterloo, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, of Evansdale, who have been missing for over a week, Saturday, July 21,...

NCAA to punish Penn State; Paterno statue removed

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State students Courtney Brenner, left and Mike Elliott of Lancaster, Pa. sit near the Joe Paterno statue early Sunday morning July 22, 2012. They said they were there to show their support for Paterno. The famed statue was taken down from outside the...

Murdoch resigns from boards of UK newspapers

July 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 22, 2011 file photo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch enters the News Corp. building, in New York. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has resigned from a number of News Corp. subsidiary boards in...

Police: Colo. suspect planned attack for months

July 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Firefighters and police gather after an explosion could be heard in front the apartment of shooting suspect James Holmes in Aurora, Colo., Saturday, July 21, 2012. Federal authorities detonated one small explosive and disarmed another inside Holmes’...