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PM says ‘Japan’s back,’ vows stronger ties with US

February 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama meets with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister declared Friday he would make his country a stronger U.S. ally and joined President Barack Obama in warning North Korea that...

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6 tanks at Hanford nuclear site in Wash. leaking

February 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In this March 23, 2004 file photo, workers at the tank farms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash., measure for radiation and the presence of toxic vapors. Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the nation’s most...

Some patients won’t see nurses of different race

February 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo Cecilia Rutherford joins a group of protesters outside Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., after a nurse filed a complaint against the hospital claiming it had agreed to a man’s request that no...

APNewsBreak: National park cuts detailed in memo

February 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this 2005 file photo, visitors view Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Visitors to America’s national parks will encounter fewer rangers, find locked restrooms and visitors centers, and see trashcans emptied...

Danica brings new eyes to NASCAR and Daytona 500

February 22, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Tony Stewart waits in his car in his garage before going out on the track during a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)...

Harvick and Kyle Busch wins Daytona 500 duels

February 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS GENDER TO SON, NOT DAUGHTER – Kevin Harvick, right, celebrates with his wife, Delana, and son, Keelan, 7 months, in victory lane after winning the first of two 150-mile qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona...

US stocks keep sliding on weak data, Fed qualms

February 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2013, file photo, Maureen Smaldone, a trader for Brendan E. Cryan and Company, monitors trading activity from her workstation at the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are continuing a two-day slide on weak economic data on...

Oil prices down sharply for a 2nd day

February 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Traders work the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in New York. An unexpected indication from the U.S. Federal Reserve that it is considering how to bring an end to its super-easy monetary policy rattled markets...

More tests needed in LA hotel water tank death

February 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This still image taken from a security video was released on Feb. 13, 2013, by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with the search for 21-year-old missing Canadian tourist Elisa Lam. In this image, a woman believed to be Lam appears to hide in an...

Peterson screams, then gets 38 years for murder

February 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Drew Peterson’s defense team from left, Joseph Lopez, David Peilet, and Steve Greenberg, talk to reporters after Will County Judge Edward Burmila rejected their retrial motion for Peterson, and then sentencing Peterson to 38 years in prison for the 2004...