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Europe worries stalk Wall Street; Dow loses 161

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Specialist Michael Pistillo center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Fear about Europe’s financial stability caused traders to retreat from most investments seen as risky Wednesday, punishing U.S. stocks and pushing the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to a record low. (AP [&hellip...

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Hundreds of salmonella cases tied to chicks

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jonah McDonald’ holds freshly laid eggs from chickens at his Atlanta home Wednesday, May 30, 2012. McDonald says he washes the eggs thoroughly before eating them. McDonald teaches about chickens at an Atlanta school and says he always advises students...

Guitar picking master Doc Watson dies in NC at 89

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 1, 2011 file photo, master flatpicker Doc Watson performs with The Nashville Bluegrass Band during “Spirit of Sunday” during MerleFest in Wilkesboro, N.C. Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast...

First lady: Daughters need thick skin in politics

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This image released by ABC shows first lady Michelle Obama on the morning program “Good Morning America,” Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in New York. Obama discussed a variety of topics including her new book “American Grown: The Story of the White...

Trump overshadows Romney with ‘birther’ talk

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks past Donald Trump’s airplane as he arrives in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign collided...

Crews work to protect structures in Mich. wildfire

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Saturday, May 26, 2012 photo provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a wildfire burns in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The fire that began last week has burned 95 structures, with a third of them being homes or cabins. The...

Patz suspect’s mental illness history could be key

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to...

AP Exclusive: Calif. 9/11 fund raided for deficits

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this April 21, 2012, photo, Candice Hoglan poses for a portrait with her vehicle with a license plate commemorating the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in Sunnyvale, Calif. Hoglan’s nephew Mark Bingham was one of the passengers of United Airlines Flight...

Mother not surprised son died in crane standoff

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A man sits in a crane 150 feet above the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, threatening to shoot the Dallas Police officers trying to talk him down, Monday, May 28, 2012. Special tactics officers from the Dallas Police Department were working...

Witness says naked attacker was chewing man’s face

May 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A City of Miami police officer stands watch near a naked man, far right, shot dead on the MacArthur Causeway ramp onto Northeast 13th Street in Miami on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Another man was taken to a hospital. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Marsha Halper)...