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Details emerge about man at center of Ala standoff

February 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Jan Poland, center, walks in with son, Aaron and daughter Lydia to join friends and family to pay respects for Charles Albert Poland Jr., at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth [&hellip...

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Paraguay presidential hopeful Oviedo dies in crash

February 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Supporters of the late Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Cesar Oviedo react outside the morgue where his remains were taken after he died in a helicopter crash in Asuncion, Paraguay, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Oviedo was returning with his bodyguard from a...

Obama says Boy Scouts should allow gays as members

February 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2013 file photo, Boy Scouts recite the Scout Oath during the annual Boy Scouts Parade and Report to State in the House Chambers at the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas. President Barack Obama said Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 that gays...

Conservatives make gun issue new rallying cry

February 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Caleab Spencer of Newmarket, N.H. cheers during a rally to promote the right to bear arms in front of the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. Speakers criticized Democrats in Washington for favoring new gun control laws following the...

Immigration bill splits GOP on national-local line

February 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. The immigration debate is threatening to split the Republican Party, pitting those who focus mainly on...

Bus hits overpass in Boston, injuring more than 30

February 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by the Boston Fire Department via Twitter, firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit an bridge as it traveled along Soldiers Field Road in the Allston neighborhood of Boston Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013. Officials...

Ala. town mourns for bus driver amid standoff

February 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Members of the FBI team wait, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Midland City, Ala. Authorities said they still have an open line of communication with an Alabama man accused of abducting a 5-year-old child and holding him hostage in a bunker since Tuesday, Jan. 29....

White House photo shows Obama skeet shooting

February 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this undated file photo provided by Harvard University Press, President Theodore Roosevelt, posing as an “outdoorsman,” points his rifle during a studio photo session. The White House has released a photo of President Barack Obama...

Authorities release photo of accused Ala. abductor

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The Dale County Sheriffs Department helicopter lands at the scene of an ongoing hostage crisis in Midland City, Ala., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. More than three days after authorities said a gunman shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped...

Mahony defends legacy on church abuse in blog

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Survivor Esther Miller, holds newly released files of her perpetrator Rev. Deacon Michael Nocita, seen in middle picture, as she joins Members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests during a news conference outside the Cathedral of Our Lady...