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Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

June 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 17, 2012, file photo, House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress on Friday, June 29, 2012 emphatically approved legislation preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college...

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Phelps cruises in 200 fly at US Olympic trials

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Michael Phelps, left, talks with Tyler Clary after swimming in the men’s 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Phelps won the final. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After a...

Campaign impact: Obama, Romney seize on ruling

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Luke Sharrett pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling fiercely for the White House,...

Health care law survives _ with Roberts' help

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the court’s ruling was announced. AP Photo/David Goldman) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obamacare lives. America’s...

Mayor: Colorado Springs fire destroys 346 homes

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Waldo Canyon wildfire burns on the side of a mountain above a housing development at the U.S. Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by an out-of-control Colorado wildfire that...

Debby floods neighborhoods in northern Fla.

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jarred Schreck, 12, second from left, and his neighbors Reba Hurst and her husband Wendell use a boat to get to their house inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Debby in Lafayette County, Fla., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Debby destroyed homes and...

Tests find only marijuana in face-chewer's system

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file booking photo made available by the Miami-Dade Police Dept. shows Rudy Eugene, 31, who was shot and killed by Miami-Dade Police after he refused to stop eating another man’s face in Miami on May 26, 2012. Lab tests...

Round 2 goes to Phelps; Franklin denies Coughlin

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Matt Grevers, right, celebrates after winning the men’s 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. At left is Nick Thoman. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Round 2 goes to...

Wildfire victims crowd shelters as fight continues

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, June 26, 2012 photo, Tayor Salamon, 11, holds his dog in the back seat of the car as his family rushes to leave their home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A towering wildfire destroyed dozens of houses overnight, though the intensity of the blaze...

Health ruling to end campaign mystery, unleash ads

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Saving its biggest case for last, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its verdict Thursday on President Barack Obama’s health care law. The outcome is likely to be a factor in...