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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 historic health care overhaul, derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly “Obamacare,”...

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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...

Prosecutors: Madoff brother to plead guilty in NY

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 3, 2009 file photo, Peter Madoff, brother of Bernard Madoff, attends his court hearing before judge Stephen Bucaria at Mineola State Supreme Court, in Mineola, N.Y. Madoff will plead guilty on Friday, June 29, 2012, to conspiracy...

Remote Maine puffin colony up close on HD webcam

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This still frame from streaming online video, provided by explore.org, the Annenberg Foundation and the National Audubon Society, shows puffins on the shore of Seal Island, Maine, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The island is the habitat for the largest puffin...

Nora Ephron, writer-filmmaker, dies at 71

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this film publicity image released by Columbia Pictures, Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child in a scene from, “Julie & Julia,” written and directed by Nora Ephron. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Tuesday, June 26, 2012, that author and...