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Ex-Edwards aide: Donors' cash went into NC house

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 6, 2009, file photo, Rielle Hunter, mistress of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C. Andrew Young, once an aide and good friend to Edwards, testified in Edwards’ criminal trial on Wednesday, April 25, that the former senator...

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Report: Florida troopers erred before Jan. crashes

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2012, file photo, debris and wreckage lie along the highway after a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing a report on the fog- and smoke-shrouded Interstate 75...

Lesbian Scout leader ousted in Ohio; parents upset

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Wednesday, April 25, 2012 photo shows Jennifer Tyrrell and her son Cruz Burns, 7, during a visit to New York. Tyrrell traveled to New York from her home in Bridgeport, Ohio, to build momentum for a petition to overturn what she says are Ohio Boy...

Report: Rebates from health care law will top $1B

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 18, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Dearborn, Mich. More than three million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack...

Parity reigning in NHL playoffs

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Los Angeles Kings’ Jarret Stoll, right, and Dwight King celebrate after Stoll scored the game-winning goal against Vancouver Canucks’ goalie Cory Schneider during the first overtime period of game 5 of an NHL Western Conference quarterfinal...

Burger King makes cage-free eggs, pork promise

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2010 file photo, patrons enjoy a meal at a Burger King in Springfield, Ill. The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday, April 25, 2012, when Burger...

Senate votes to slow closing of post offices

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine., Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., speak about the Postal Reform Bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

TSA screeners charged in LA drug trafficking probe

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 10, 2007 file photo shows Transportation Security Officer Juan Morales at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Two former and current Transportation Security Administration employees have been arrested and indicted on...

The '92 riot: Revisiting a dark day in LA history

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

On April 13, 2012, Rodney King poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of King sparked rioting that spread across the city and into neighboring suburbs. Cars were demolished and homes and businesses...

Speaker: House to vote Friday on student loans

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo combo shows President Barack Obama in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 24, 2012, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on April 18, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. Obama and his likely GOP opponent, Romney, agree on an...