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High-stakes trial begins over 2010 Gulf oil spill

February 25, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, June 6, 2010 file photo, a small oil-covered fish floats on the water’s surface at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana. An April 20, 2010 explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore platform killed 11 men, and the subsequent leak released an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum into [&hellip...

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2nd round of heavy snow in Plains, Midwest; 2 dead

February 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Chance Cain, from left, Simon Mourning and Nathan Talley walk towards a sledding hill near downtown Wichita, Kan. as a winter storm moves through the area on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL...

Can escape clause save voting rights provision?

February 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2012, file photo people wait in line to enter the Supreme Court in Washington at the start of the new term. The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act at the...

2nd blizzard bearing down on Plains region

February 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

White blankets the town of Hutchinson, Kan., except for the intersection of Main Street and 2nd Ave on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. A major winter storm that moved across the city and central plains region dumped over a foot of snow in Hutchinson Wednesnday and...

Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th

February 24, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A big first for Danica Patrick, but...

All condemn pending budget cuts, spread blame

February 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo President Barack Obama pauses while talking about sequestration in the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House complex in Washington. Lawmakers and the president on the brink of yet another...

Waltz wins supporting-actor prize for ‘Django’

February 24, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christoph Waltz really owes Quentin Tarantino. Waltz won his second supporting-actor...

Horrifying crash at Daytona exposes risks to fans

February 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Emergency officials transport an injured spectator past Kyle Larson’s engine after a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Larson’s car...

26-year-old man named as suspect in Vegas shooting

February 23, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas. Police have identified Harris as a suspect in a shooting that sent a Maserati into a taxi that exploded, killing three...

Smugglers still cashing in on Michigan can refund

February 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A Michigan deposit is shown printed on a beverage in Detroit, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Michigan lawmakers want to crack down on can and bottle smugglers they say are scamming Michigan for undeserved recycling refunds, corrupting a generous 10-cent per...