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Union Rags nips Paynter to win Belmont Stakes

June 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jockey John Velazquez, right, drives Union Rags past front-running Paynter and jockey Mike Smith, left, as they approach the finish line of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) NEW YORK (AP) — Union Rags picked up where I’ll Have Another left off — [&hellip...

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Houston trial focusing on stand your ground law

June 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated picture made available by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows Raul Rodriguez who was charged with murder in a triple shooting that left one man dead and two others injured during a dispute over the neighbor’s loud party early...

Police: Pastor Creflo Dollar choked, hit daughter

June 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 photo, Rev. Creflo Dollar delivers his second sermon of the day at World Changers Church International, in College Park, Ga. Dollar has been arrested after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at...

Death Row suicide highlights executions' delays

June 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Shown in this 2011 photo released by the California Dept. of Corrections is Scott Peterson who is on death row at San Quentin State Prison. Seven years after Peterson was sentenced to death for murdering his pregnant wife Laci, his appeal is moving at...

2 US attorneys to lead criminal probes of leaks

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

v Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. attorneys will lead a...

US wants 9/11 health program to include 50 cancers

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, a man wipes ash from his face after terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, causing them to collapse. A federal health official is expected to announce in early June, 2012, whether...

Nationwide rallies target birth control measure

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Marie Payne of Pittston listens to announcements during the Scranton Stand up for Religious Freedom Rally against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, in Scranton, Pa. on Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP...

Lobbyist tied to Sen. Harry Reid pleads not guilty

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore at his side speak to the media after Whittemore’s arraignment Thursday June 7, 2012 in Reno, Nev. Whittemore, a former developer and lobbyist with ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

Kansas family killed in plane crash in Fla. swamp

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shows the wreckage of a Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop passenger plane that crashed near Lake Weohyakapka, aka Lake Walk In the Water, in southeast Polk County, Fla. on Thursday, June 7,...

News organizations appeal Idaho execution case

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo shows the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution as Warden Randy Blades, right, stands in the observation room, in Boise, Idaho. A legal challenge seeking full viewing access to Idaho executions...