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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 and falsifying records, admitting his role in the multibillion-dollar fraud that destroyed the...

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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...

Record heat hampers efforts to fight wildfires

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A golfer tees off as his partner watches a wildfire burning in the Scratchgravel Hills on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Helena, Mont. Scorching heat and high winds caused wildfires to break out across southwestern Montana, forcing the evacuation of more than 200...

Obama prepping thousands of lawyers for election

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama places an order at The Varsity restaurant, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this...

Presidents approve college football playoff

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, third from left, smiles as he and others arrive for a media availability after a BCS presidential oversight committee meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Washington. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday...

News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- This combination of Associated Press file photos show a Fox Sports logo, left, and a person holding a copy of a Wall Street Journal, right. Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp....

Obama and Biden strike at Romney on overseas jobs

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Fulton County, Ga., Chairman John Eaves as Dekalb County, Ga., CEO Burrell Ellis and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed look on, upon Obama’s arrival on Air Force One at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport,...

Tropical Storm Debby soaks Florida's Gulf Coast

June 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A message referring to rainfall from a tropical storm system is displayed at the San Jose Baptist Church on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that...

'Shame' punishments like ponytail cutting increase

June 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Utah State Courts via The Deseret News shows 7th District Juvenile Court Judge Scott Johansen. Judge Johansen agreed to cut back community service time for a 13-year-old girl went to court for cutting a 3-year-old girl’s hair...