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GOP vows to reverse Obama birth control policy

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, to criticize President Barack Obama for insisting that employers must provide health insurance that includes birth control for women. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack...

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Washington state lawmakers pass gay marriage bill

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, center, is congratulated by Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines, left, and Drew Hansen, D-Kitsap County, after the House voted to legalize gay marriage in Washington state Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. The action comes a...

APNewsBreak: 8 minutes to send cops to Powell home

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A growing memorial of candles, toys, and balloons are placed in back of the home, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, where Josh Powell and his two sons were killed Sunday, in Graham, Wash., in what police said appeared to be a deliberately set fire. Powell, the husband...

Mo. teen gets life sentence, apologizes for murder

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo released Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 by the Cole County sheriff’s office shows Alyssa Bustamante. Bustamante, 18, who confessed to murdering a young neighbor girl, was described as a thrill killer by prosecutors and a mentally disturbed child by...

For Santorum, new challenges follow his big wins

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to area pastors about his faith and greets supporters outside Bella Donna Chapel at Adriatica in McKinney, Texas, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth...

Univ. of ND will use Fighting Sioux nickname

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Archie Fool Bear, of Fort Yates, N.D., a former Standing Rock Sioux tribal councilman, carries a box of petitions ito North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office in the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The...

Santorum leads early Minn. Returns, wins Missouri

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Rick Santorum jumped ahead Tuesday night in Minnesota’s...

APNewsBreak: Susan Powell case called ‘murder’

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this pool photo provided by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept., a melted gas can is marked with an evidence flag, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in the rubble of the home in Graham, Wash., where Josh Powell and his two sons were killed Sunday in what police...

Appeals court throws out same-sex marriage ban

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Robin Tyler, right, who with her partner Diane Olson, not shown, became the first same-sex couple to wed in Los Angeles County in 2008, sits with her attorney Gloria Allred as they learn about the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on the...

Jury pool narrows in ex-UVa lacrosse player case

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

George Huguely’s mother Marta Murphy leaves the Charlottesville Circuit Court during a break on the second day of jury selection for the George Huguely trial on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 in Charlottesville, Va. Huguely V, a former University of Virginia...