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Olympic viewing: NBC critics loud on social media

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Belgium’s Mathieu Doby competes in the heats of the K-1 men’s kayak slalom at Lee Valley Whitewater Center, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) NEW YORK (AP) — In the age of social media, NBC now has millions of television critics who make their opinions known about [&hellip...

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Colo. theater lacked security, unlike some peers

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police continue to monitor the area around the Century 16 theater, Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack on July 20, at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, “The...

In Obama era, have race relations improved?

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this July 27, 2012, photo President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. As the nation moves toward the multiracial future heralded by this son of an African father and white mother, the events of Obama’s first...

Catholic schools see marketing aid enrollment

July 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This July 18, 2012, photo shows students wandering down the halls of Our Lady of Lourdes during summer school in Los Angeles. After 97 years, Our Lady of Lourdes School was closing, enrollment had dwindled to just 35 children last year at what was once one of...

Hundreds celebrate rare white bison at Conn. farm

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 18, 2012 file photo, a white bison calf walks in a field at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen, Conn. Hundreds of Native Americans attended ceremonies at the farm Saturday, July 28, 2012, to name the rare white bison, revered as a...

100 days to go: Tight race, defining moments left

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this July 23, 2012, photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, hosts a small-business roundtable during a campaign stop at Endural LLC in Costa Mesa, Calif. Stubbornly close and deeply divisive, the presidential race...

House Ways and Means chairman fighting cancer

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2011, file photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., talks on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a hearing on three trade bills. Camp says July 28, 2012, he’s been diagnosed with a “very...

Navy christens last of 3 ships honoring 9/11 sites

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dignitaries gather around Mary Jo Myers, wife of retired former Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers, as she breaks a champagne bottle during christening ceremonies for the USS Somerset at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard Shipyard in Avondale,...

Friend: Md. man held in shooting plot gentle giant

July 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Prince George’s County, Md. Police Chief Mark Magaw answers questions at the Prince George’s County Police Headquarters in Palmer Park, Md., Friday, July 27, 2012, after a news conference to discuss a suspect who police say was plotting a shooting...

Merck's 2Q net falls on charges, but sales rise

July 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Tuesday, July 17, 2012, photo shows the exterior of the Merck offices in Palo Alto, Calif. Merck & Co., reported Friday, July 27, 2012, that their second-quarter net income fell 11.4 percent as slightly higher sales were offset by acquisition and...