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Kansas family killed in plane crash in Fla. swamp

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shows the wreckage of a Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop passenger plane that crashed near Lake Weohyakapka, aka Lake Walk In the Water, in southeast Polk County, Fla. on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Ronald Bramlage, 45, of Junction City, Kan., who was piloting the plane, his wife [&hellip...

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News organizations appeal Idaho execution case

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo shows the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution as Warden Randy Blades, right, stands in the observation room, in Boise, Idaho. A legal challenge seeking full viewing access to Idaho executions...

Witness: Suspect in attack on fan had bloody hand

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Defendant Marvin Norwood looks down as Corey Maciel, a friend of victim Bryan Stowe, testifies during a preliminary hearing Wednesday, June 6 2012 in Los Angeles Superior Court . Norwood is one of two suspected of beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow...

Officials worry about creatures on tsunami dock

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, June 7, 2012 photo proivded by the Oregon Park and Recreations Department, unidentified workers shovel debris from the top of a dock float torn loose from a Japanese fishing port by the 2011 tsunami that washed up Tuesday on Agate Beach near...

Top Lawmakers declare war on intelligence leaks

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

After a closed-door meeting with National Intelligence Director James Clapper, the four leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees hold a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, to discuss the recent spate of...

DC Council chair resigns after bank fraud charge

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 12, 2011 file photo, Washington D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brown was charged Wednesday with lying about his income on loan applications, becoming the second person on the panel in...

What $40,000 gets you in presidential fundraising

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 15, 2012 file photo, actor George Clooney leaves the White House in Washington. If you have $40,000 to spend, President Barack Obama’s campaign has a deal for you. Write a big check, and you’ll get you a picture with the...

Penn State-heavy jury picked in sexual-abuse case

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, gets into his attorney Joe Amendola’ s car after completing jury selection for his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 6, 2012. A jury...

Actress Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty in DUI case

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Bynes on Tuesday June 5, 2012 with driving under the influence in April, when she was arrested after grazing a...

California pension cuts may have ripple effect

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Campaign worker Nate Neuenschwander, left, watches election returns at a campaign party for No on Measure B in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2012. As state and local governments across the country struggle with ballooning pension obligations, voters in...