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Obama looks to regroup; Romney appears confident

October 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Keene, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama’s campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement...

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Sandusky, victims plan to speak at sentencing

October 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Centre County Courthouse is seen on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa. Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and...

SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A 71-second exposure as seen from Port Canaveral, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, bringing supplies destined for the ISS into orbit. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)...

Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Ivie family, Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie is seen. Ivie, a 30-year-old father of two, was shot and killed in the sparsely populated desert in southeastern Arizona early Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivie Family,...

A month before vote, ‘eclectic’ county deliberates

October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Janna Ryan, right, walks alongside her husband Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, center, R-Wis., as he pulls his sons Charlie, front, and Sam in a wagon holding his daughter Liza’s hand on their way to the pumpkin patch at the...

Winning the day as means to winning the election

October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Sept. 9, 2012, President Barack Obama, right, is hugged by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Obama’s handlers let the muscular restaurant owner hoist the president off the...

Pharmacy linked to outbreak issues wide recall

October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE-In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, file photo, a sign requesting “No Soliciting” hangs on the door of the New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis, in Framingham, Mass....

Calif. gas prices hit record high 2nd straight day

October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rudy Rocha delivers gas to a Costco gas station in Tustin, Calif., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. A 20-cent jump overnight in California gas prices has put the state ahead of Hawaii for the nation’s most expensive gas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Some of Sandusky’s jurors hoping for life sentence

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joshua Harper, of State College, Pa., a member of the Jerry Sandusky jury, stands in front of the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Harper, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State, said that he...

Extradited terrorism suspects appear in US courts

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this courtroom drawing, defense attorneys Sabrina Shroff and Jerrod Thompson Hicks represent accused terrorist Abu Hamza al- Masri, center, before magistrate judge Franklin Maas in Manhattan federal court, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in New York. Abu Hamza...