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Paterno family denies Louis Freeh report findings

July 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The statue of former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Friday, July 13, 2012. After an eight-month inquiry, former FBI director Louis Freeh’s firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations...

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LA sheriff: Man recovers car 42 years after theft

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mr. & Mrs. Russell with car back in their Texas garage after it was delivered to Robert Russell ‘s home in Texas. Russell whose prized 1967 Austin Healy sports car was...

Microsoft, NBC dissolve MSNBC.com joint venture

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 1995, file photo, Robert Wright, president and chief executive officer of NBC, speaks in New York with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, displayed on screen, speaks from Hong Kong, during a news conference announcing that NBC and...

Aging anti-war sculpture prompts explosive debate

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012 photo, a photographer takes a picture of “Chain Reaction,” a sculpture by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Paul Conrad, in Santa Monica, Calif. After years of erosion by the ocean’s salt air, “Chain...

NY Knicks' Kidd arrested on DWI charge in Hamptons

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

New York Knicks executive vice president and general manager Glen Grunwald poses for a photograph with Jason Kidd, one of the Knicks two newest additions, following a news conference at the team’s training facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., Thursday, July 12,...

Idaho farm hosts 'weed dating' for singles

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joe DeGana, left and Laura Parsons, right, participate in a “weed dating” event at the Earthly Delights Farm in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The farm is among a handful across the country offering this unconventional form of speed...

Officials: Faulty wiring caused NYC seaport fire

July 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Smoke rises off Pier 17 and floats along the East River toward the Brooklyn Bridge as firefighters fight a three alarm blaze at the South Street Seaport, Saturday, July 14, 2012, in New York. About 140 firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the...

Weather stops tandem lawn chair balloon flight

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lawn chair balloonist Kent Couch leans in for a kiss from a grandson before taking flight from his gas station with Iraqi adventurer Fareed Lafta, Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Bend, Ore.. The two men hoped to fly across Oregon, Idaho and into Montana. (AP...

NYC seaport fire doused without any injuries

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at PIer 17 in New York on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at the South Street Seaport that created a large cloud of smoke over the East River. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) —...

LA sheriff faces mounting legal challenges

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This May 19, 2004 file photo shows Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca during a tour of the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been accused of hiding details of deputy assaults on...