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Man's childhood comic collection fetches $3.5M

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Feb. 13, 2012 handout photo provided by Heritage Auction , shows the CGC-Certified 6.5 copy of Detective Comics #27 from the Billy Wright Collection at Heritage Auctions in Dallas,Texas. On Wednesday, the collection is expected to bring more than $2 million when Heritage Auctions offers the comics at auction in New York City. (AP [&hellip...

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Cowell: 'X Factor' wants 2 female judges, 2 hosts

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, singer Fergie arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Simon Cowell, creator and judge on “The X Factor” is playing it coy about rumors that Fergie, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson...

Judge says Wash. can't make pharmacies sell Plan B

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Kevin Stormans, one of the owners of Ralph’s Thriftway, in Olympia, Wash., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Tacoma, Wash., after a federal judge ruled that Washington state may not force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency...

Authorities ID mountain man suspect in burglaries

February 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office in January, shows a man who authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 identified as Troy James Knapp, walking past a cabin in the remote southern Utah wildness near Zion...

NYPD monitoring of Muslim students sparks outrage

February 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2011 file photo, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses an audience during an event hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Collaborative Initiatives program on the schools campus, in Cambridge, Mass....

Sugarland attorneys: Injured Ind. fans share blame

February 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2011, file photo the American country music duo Sugarland, featuring vocalist Jennifer Nettles, right, and guitarist Kristian Bush perform a benefit concert in Indianapolis for victims of the Aug. 13 Indiana fair stage collapse....

Informant dubbed a 'trailer park Mata Hari'

February 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this courtroom sketch, a government informant, identified in court records as Rebecca Williams, testifies Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Phoenix in the trial of two white supremacist brothers charged with bombing a black city official. Williams, dubbed a...

Southern Baptist leaders OK 'Great Commission'

February 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention is shown in Nashville, Tenn. The nation’s largest protestant denomination will definitely remain “Baptist,” but leaders are thinking about...

As Santorum seizes social issues, Romney demurs

February 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets employees at Meridian Bioscience in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Philosophical differences between the top two...

Chicago school draws scrutiny over student fines

February 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Feb. 16, 2012, Noble Street College Prep CEO Mike Milke talks with student Gabriela Cervantes during school in Chicago. The school has drawn scrutiny some parents and advocacy groups for its policy of charging students $5 for detentions...