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Trainer O’Neill suspended by Calif. racing board

May 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo, Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill talks outside his barn at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. O’Neill was suspended 45 days on Thursday, May 24, by the California Horse Racing Board as a result of one of his horses exceeding the allowable limit for total carbon dioxide. [&hellip...

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Beverly Hills subway approved after fiery films

May 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 8, 2011 file photo shows students standing on the lawn in front of Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, Calif. The long, fierce fight over sending a subway 70 feet under Beverly Hills High School has spawned a pair of warring...

Speculation now switches to Fitzgerald successor

May 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois speaks during a news conference at the federal building in Chicago, Thursday, May 24, 2012, a day after he announced in a written statement he was resigning from the post he held for more...

One-time top Calif. football prospect exonerated

May 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by the California Western School of Law shows Brian Banks, who is challenging his 2002 rape conviction during a hearing scheduled for Thursday May 24, 2012, after his accuser, Wanetta Gibson, recently recanted her testimony. (AP...

‘American Idol’ finale features marriage proposal

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This image provided by FOX-TV shows American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez performing Thursday May 17, 2012. The booming 20-year-old vocal powerhouse from Westlake, La., Joshua Ledet was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox...

Details released on family found dead in Oregon

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police and firefighters investigate the scene where four people were found dead at a house in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Salem police say five people have died in what they believe was a murder-suicide. The police told the Salem Statesman Journal...

Unabomber submits update to Harvard alumni book

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 4, 1996 file photo, Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, is escorted into the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont. Harvard alumni attending their 50th class reunion are getting updates on classmates _ including Kaczynski, who...

Astrodome spared? Group suggests overhaul, reuse

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A broken telephone and cut hoses and wires hang on a corridor wall in the Astrodome Monday, May 21, 2012, in Houston. Once touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the nation’s first domed stadium sits quietly gathering dust and items for storage. (AP...

Franciscan files tell abuse story

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2012, Paul Palecek, who was molested as a Franciscan seminary student back in the 1960′s, poses in his home in Folsom, Calif., Palecek is one of two dozen former students who have accused the Rev. Mario Cimmarrusti of...

Obama birth certificate OK by Arizona official

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s secretary of state said Wednesday that...