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Hill bargainers: Student loan deal seems near

June 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Washington, to call on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers seem near an agreement that would avert a July 1 doubling of interest [&hellip...

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Duluth cleans up as Minn. floods persist to south

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Carl Carlson III, left, and Connie Strong, right, help evacuate Jan Martin from her home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood after record rainfall hit the Duluth, Minn., area Wednesday June, 20, 2012. Most areas received seven to 10 inches of rain in the past 24...

Penn State child sex abuse case goes to jury

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Jurors in the case began deliberations Thursday. Sandusky is charged with 48 counts of child sexual abuse...

UVa board to consider reinstating ousted president

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Members of the University of Virginia Faculty Senate Executive Council stand on the steps of the Rotunda, where hundreds gathered for a silent vigil in support of the reinstatement of ousted university President Teresa Sullivan Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in...

At least $380K raised for bullied NY bus monitor

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this June 20, 2012 photo, Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., talks about the verbal abuse she endured from Greece middle school students while she was school bus monitor. Since the incident was captured in a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, more than...

Northeast bakes under wilting heat for a 2nd day

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Evelyn Maresca, 83, right, laughs as she talks to Anna Anthony, 81, while playing bingo at a city sponsored cooling station at the Ironbound Senior Center, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Forecasters say temperatures could combine with humidity to...

Boehner takes hard line on Holder contempt vote

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. In a showdown with President...

Wis. company that sold to Va. Tech gunman closes

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This April 19, 2007 file photo shows Eric Thompson, a Wisconsin online weapons dealer who sold guns or accessories to the killers in the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University mass shootings as well as a man who opened fire at a...

Priest at center of attack trial starts testifying

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

William Lynch listens during an interview in San Francisco, Monday, June 18, 2012. Lynch was charged with savagely beating Rev. Jerold Lindner. Lynch dreamed for years about confronting the Jesuit priest he says molested him and his little brother more than...

Liberals urge Obama to go after Wall Street harder

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 2, 2012 file photo, Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks in Springfield, Mass. Liberals have groused about President Barack Obama since he was elected, lamenting a lack of progress on issues they hold...