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Lou Reed, iconic punk poet, dead at 71

October 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a March 27 1989 file photo, musician Lou Reed poses at the American Sound Studio in New York. Reed’s literary agent Andrew Wylie says the legendary musician died Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2013 in Southampton, N.Y., of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. He was 71. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File) [&hellip...

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Jay-Z defends deal with store accused of profiling

October 26, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter arrives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The rap mogul is taking some heat over his relationship with the luxury store Barneys New York, amid allegations the store racially...

Marcia Wallace dies, voice of ‘Simpsons’ Krabappel

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This 1972 file photo made available by CBS Television shows Marcia Wallace. Wallace, who played a receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show” and the voice of Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons” died Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP...

Suspect in Northern Calif. standoff surrenders

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A California Highway Patrol officer and another emergency responder stop a vehicle at a checkpoint near the neighborhood where a federal immigration officer was shot and three local police officers were wounded during a violent confrontation with a suspect in...

Mojave Desert gunman’s life crumbled to bloody end

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This video image provided by KCBS-TV shows the site of s shooting Friday Oct. 25, 2013 ion Ridgecrest, Calif. A homicide suspect was killed by police on this Mojave Desert highway early Friday after a lengthy pursuit in which the man fired at vehicles and two...

NSA spying threatens to hamper US foreign policy

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Laura Murphy, Director of the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), speaks during a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol to demand that Congress investigate the NSA’s mass surveillance programs on Saturday, Oct. 26,...

Military bases open their doors to home-schoolers

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Oct. 9, 2013, Josh Gillespie, 8, left, talks about a math problem with a parent volunteer Shannon Morgan, right, during a math lesson with teacher Jennifer Whittaker, center, at a homeschooling co-operative at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. A...

High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2012, file photo a television photographer interviews the next door neighbor of terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov, a refugee from Uzbekistan, in Aurora, Colo., on the day of his arrest at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. For...

GOP hopes Obama heath care woes have staying power

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2013, file photo President Barack Obama, standing with supporters of his health care law, speaks in the White House Rose Garden in Washington about the problem ridden rollout of his health care overhaul. For nearly five years,...

Cruz in Iowa claims shutdown got people talking

October 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, during the Republican Party of Iowa’s Reagan Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz argued to influential...