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Hudson leaves court before grisly photos shown

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This courtroom sketch shows Julia Hudson testifying during the first day of William Balfour’s murder trial at the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged in the 2008 murder of the mother, brother and nephew of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni) CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson shut [&hellip...

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Romney sweeps five wins, promises 'better America'

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage at an election night rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested...

House GOP pulls its budget punches

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 1, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. is seen outside the White House in Washington. House Republicans follow up their frugal _ but nonbinding _ tea party budget with less stringent cuts. Instead...

Obama pushes low-rate student loans, wooing young

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama went after the college vote Tuesday, pitching cheaper student...

State police probing Saints alleged wiretapping

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this April 15, 2012, photo, New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis walks courtside prior to an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies in New Orleans. A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is...

Now out of jail, George Zimmerman fades from sight

April 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

ADDS THAT THE MAN ACCOMPANYING ZIMMERMAN IS A BONDSMAN – George Zimmerman, right, gets into a vehicle moments after walking out of the intake building at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility with a bondsman on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Sanford, Fla....

Prosecutors open with Hudson at murder trial

April 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this courtroom sketch, Willam Balfour, second from right, listens as Assistant State’s Attorney Veryl Gambino gives opening statements before Cook County Judge Charles Burns at Balfour’s murder trial, Monday, April 23, 2012, in Chicago. Balfour...

Romney backs student loan proposal Obama supports

April 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, walks with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., after talking to reporters prior to a town hall-style meeting in Aston, Pa., Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ASTON, Pa. (AP)...

Prosecutor: Clemens told 'lies to cover up lies'

April 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, leaves the Federal Courthouse Monday, April 23, 2012, in Washington. Clemens is accused of lying when he said he never used steroids or HGH at a 2008 congressional hearing and at a deposition that preceded...

Experts: Child abductions at home relatively rare

April 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Little children with their parents light and hold candles at a vigil in the parking lot near a police command post in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday, April 23, 2012, in honor of the missing 6-year-old Isabel Celis. The girl’s disappearance has prompted a...