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Police: Woman tried to break into Ohio jail

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office shows 36-year-old Tiffany R. Hurd who was caught trying to climb over a fence into the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati. Police are perplexed about why Hurd tried to sneak into the county jail before telling authorities to arrest her. (AP Photo/Butler [&hellip...

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AP Exclusive: Shakedowns of prison staff ordered

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, corrections officers leave the Pontiac Correctional Center during a shift change in Pontiac, Ill. Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they...

Pitbull gets bear spray during Alaska visit

July 31, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

Armando Cristian Pérez, better known by the stage name Pitbull, appears on stage in Kodiak, Alaska on Monday, July 30, 2012. Kodiak won a Walmart-sponsored contest for a visit by the internationally known artist. (AP Photo/Kodiak Daily Mirror, James Brooks)...

Bret Michaels, girlfriend call off engagement

July 31, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – This March 19, 2011 file photo shows singer Bret Michaels and his girlfriend Kristi Gibson at Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night XVII in Phoenix. Michaels and his longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement. Michael’s...

Lochte falters again, but Franklin, Grevers shine

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

United States’ Missy Franklin, left, is congratulated by Japan’s Aya Terakawa following the women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30,...

Key role for Bill Clinton at Democratic convention

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 4, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton wave to the crowd during a campaign event at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York. Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer’s Democratic...

Olympic viewing: NBC critics loud on social media

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Belgium’s Mathieu Doby competes in the heats of the K-1 men’s kayak slalom at Lee Valley Whitewater Center, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) NEW YORK (AP) — In the age of social media,...

Colo. theater lacked security, unlike some peers

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police continue to monitor the area around the Century 16 theater, Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack on July 20, at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, “The...

In Obama era, have race relations improved?

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this July 27, 2012, photo President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. As the nation moves toward the multiracial future heralded by this son of an African father and white mother, the events of Obama’s first...

Catholic schools see marketing aid enrollment

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This July 18, 2012, photo shows students wandering down the halls of Our Lady of Lourdes during summer school in Los Angeles. After 97 years, Our Lady of Lourdes School was closing, enrollment had dwindled to just 35 children last year at what was once one of...