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APNewsBreak: Franciscan files tell abuse story

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2012, Paul Palecek, who was molested as a Franciscan seminary student back in the 1960′s is seen in his home in Folsom, Calif. Palecek is one of two dozen former students who have accused the Rev. Mario Cimmarrusti of molestation while they attended St. Anthony’s, a seminary boarding [&hellip...

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Joplin remembers deadly tornado, 1 year later

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joplin firefighters stand at attention during a ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., a year ago on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The twister killed 161 people as it cut a wide swath through Joplin. (AP Photo/Charlie...

Obama: Joplin graduates are source of inspiration

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama, center, is introduced at the Joplin High School commencement ceremony, Monday, May 21, 2012, at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. Also also on stage with Obama are from left to right, Assistant Superintendent Angie...

Boy rescued above waterfall not scared – at first

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this still frame made from video provided by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office Monday, May 21, 2012, a Search and Rescue volunteer works to rescue a 13-year-old boy, who had been wading in the Wallace River when he lost his footing late Saturday...

Ex-Rutgers student gets 30 days in webcam case

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tyler Clementi’s parents Joseph and Jane Clementi, look through some papers before making victim statements during a sentencing hearing for Dharun Ravi, in New Brunswick, N.J., Monday, May 21, 2012. Ravi, a former Rutgers University student who used a...

Man survives 180-foot plunge over Niagara Falls

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Niagara Falls emergency officials rescue a man who plunged over Niagara Falls and survived in an apparent suicide attempt, Monday, May 21, 2012. The man is only the third person known to have gone over without a safety device and live. A waiting helicopter...

Obama snubs Pakistan head over supply routes

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

From left, President Barack Obama, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari talk during a family picture of NATO leaders at the NATO Summit in...

Who will drones target? Who in the US will decide?

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan speaks in Washington. The Pentagon is likely to be largely sidelined from decisions on which terror leaders are targeted for drone attacks. The plan, aimed at...

After NATO summit, questions about protest mindset

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A protester wearing mask of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shoots out silly string during a demonstration outside Boeing corporate offices Monday, May 21 2012, in Chicago, on the final day of the NATO summit. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) — For...

Fort Hood bomb plot suspect wears mask in court

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors...