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Attorneys in Peterson trial deliver closings

September 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This May 7, 2009 file photo provided by the Will County, Ill., Sheriff’s office shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his former wife Kathleen Savio. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Will County Sheriff’s Office, File) JOLIET, Ill....

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Democrats: GOP’s Romney just ‘doesn’t get it’

September 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden watch proceedings at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats ridiculed Republican Mitt Romney as a...

At Democratic convention, record presence for gays

September 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A delegate shows off her President Barack Obama button in the convention hall before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Convention is a watershed...

First lady’s focus is drawing contrast with Romney

September 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

First Lady Michelle Obama waves as she appears at the podium for a camera test on the stage at the Democratic National Convention inside Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —...

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

September 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 photo shows actor Michael Clarke Duncan in New York. Duncan has died at the age of 54 on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following a July 13, 2012 heart attack, his fiancee,...

Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark

September 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A truck is stranded from receding flood waters from Hurricane Isaac along Louisiana Hwy 23 near Port Sulphur, La., in Plaquemines Parish, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark...

Convention eve: Obama consoles storm victims

September 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama, right, greets a local resident as he tours the Bridgewood neighborhood in LaPlace, La., in Saint John the Baptist Parish, as he surveys the ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP...

Another disaster brings candidates to Gulf Coast

September 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama, center, participates in a briefing with from left to right, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Saint John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom, Gov. Bobby Jindal and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, at Saint John Parish Emergency...

Labor Day marked with parades, political speeches

September 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Mark Warner hugs Mary Harrison while he walks in the parade during the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Va. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The parade is the first big political event of the season in the Shenandoah Valley. (AP Photo/The Daily News Leader, Pat...

Jay-Z mimics Rocky at Philly Made In America fest

September 3, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

Jay-Z performs at the “Made In America” music festival on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z’s entrance said it all: He bounced up and down on top of the steps of...