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Texas GOP chooses tea party-backed Cruz for Senate

August 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

U.S. Senator candidate Ted Cruz, left, his wife Heidi, and his general consultant Jason Johnson react as they watched early returns in his war room at the JW Marriott in the Galleria during his runoff election against rival Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison Tuesday, July [&hellip...

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Drew Peterson murder trial under way in Illinois

August 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 7, 2009 file booking photo provided by the Will County Sheriff’s office in Joliet, Ill., former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson is shown. Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of...

PSU top RB Silas Redd to Southern California

August 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State fans cheer during a pep rally of supporters for the Nittany Lions football team on their way to a morning workout outside the Lasch Football building on the Penn State main campus in State College, Pa., Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Centre...

No bail for UC Irvine professor charged with arson

August 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This image provided by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office shows a booking photo of Rainer Reinscheid, 48, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who was arrested July 24, 2012 and charged with numerous felony arson charges. Bail...

FACT CHECK: Romney on Polish economy, gov't role

August 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 18, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Bowling Green, Ohio. Want to be among the first to know who Romney picks for a running mate? There’s an app for that....

Colo. suspect charges: Murder, attempted murder

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Don Lader, who was in the theater the night of the attack, talks with the media as he departs the Arapahoe County Courthouse after an arraignment hearing for accused theater shooter James Holmes, Monday, July 30, 2012 in Centennial, Colo. Colorado prosecutors...

Tech titans face off in court over iPhone, iPad

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 7, 2010, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds a new iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Two tech titans are squaring off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the...

Police: Woman tried to break into Ohio jail

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office shows 36-year-old Tiffany R. Hurd who was caught trying to climb over a fence into the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati. Police are perplexed about why Hurd tried to...

AP Exclusive: Shakedowns of prison staff ordered

July 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, corrections officers leave the Pontiac Correctional Center during a shift change in Pontiac, Ill. Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they...

Pitbull gets bear spray during Alaska visit

July 31, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

Armando Cristian Pérez, better known by the stage name Pitbull, appears on stage in Kodiak, Alaska on Monday, July 30, 2012. Kodiak won a Walmart-sponsored contest for a visit by the internationally known artist. (AP Photo/Kodiak Daily Mirror, James Brooks)...