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Mexico preps shelters as volcano roars, spews ash

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A plume of ash rises from the crater of the Popocatepetl volcano seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico, Friday April 20, 2012. Authorities prepared evacuation routes, ambulances and shelters in the event of a bigger explosion after the volcano that looms over Mexico City emitted a low-pitched roar early Friday [&hellip...

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Handyman denies involvement in NY missing-boy case

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Members of the FBI team carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in Manhattan during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, on Friday, April 20, 2012 in...

More Secret Service agents gone; Obama briefed

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

People walk past Hotel El Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, late Thursday, April 19, 2012. Eleven Secret Service employees are accused of misconduct in connection with a prostitution scandal at the hotel last week before President Barack Obama’s arrival...

Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself on 4/20

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Country singer Willie Nelson waves during the unveiling of an eight-foot statue of himself, Friday, April 20, 2012 in Austin, Texas. The privately-funded monument near the new Moody Theater shows Nelson in a relaxed, standing pose and holding his guitar to...

White House defends Secret Service chief anew

April 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, a Secret Service agent stands near then presidential candidate Barack Obama, background, at a rally in Norfolk, Va. Moving swiftly, the Secret Service forced out three agents Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in a...

Paterno lawyer: Penn State money wasn't settlement

April 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2008, file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno walks the field during warmups before their NCAA college football game against Oregon State in State College, Pa. Penn State said it provided more than $5.5 million in payments and...

Woman charged in death of Marine's wife

April 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Homicide Lt. Larry Nesbit of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department briefs a crowd of reporters on Borel Road east of Murrieta, Calif., April 17, 2012. Detectives searching for Brittany Dawn Killgore, who has been missing since Friday, found the body...

Rumors swirl of smaller iPad, which Jobs detested

April 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 7, 2012 file photo, an Associated Press reporter holds up the new iPad during an event in San Francisco. Rumors of a smaller iPad, or “iPad mini” have percolated ever since the first iPad was launched two years ago. This time...

NYC basement searched for boy who vanished in 1979

April 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file image provided May 28, 2010, by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz’s son Etan who vanished on May 25, 1979, and has never been found, after leaving his family’s SoHo...

Small plane sinks into Gulf; no sign of pilot

April 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This computer-generated image provided by FlightAware, a private aviation flight path service, shows a flightmap of a Cessna that went down in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, April 19, 2012. The small plane went down some 120 miles (190 kilometers) west of...