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Accusers: Sandusky employed threats and gifts

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the third day his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Sandusky faces 52 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a 15-year span. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; ALTOONA MIRROR...

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Social media helped, hurt in hunt for Ala suspect

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Montgomery police chief Kevin Murphy talks with reporters in Auburn, Ala., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Murphy reported that suspected killer Desmonte Leonard had turned himself in following a massive manhunt in Montgomery, Ala. Authorities say Leonard is charged...

JPMorgan CEO says execs may have pay taken back

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the US, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee about on how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether...

Weather helps in efforts to fight fire

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A house, unscathed by the Little Bear fire in the White Mountain Wilderness of the Lincoln National Forest, sits dangerously close to the blaze, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo A break from unfavorable weather conditions allowed for progress in suppression efforts...

Feds: Horse operation was a front for cartel cash

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken in Sept. 6, 2010, owner Jose Trevino, left, talks on a cell phone as jockey Esgar Ramirez and Mr. Piloto are led to the winner’s circle after winning the All American Futurity horse race at Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Federal agents raided a...

Michelle Obama has daughters' approval on new book

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

First lady Michelle Obama signs a copy of her book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Garden Across America,” in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama gets...

Georgia denies KKK application to adopt highway

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

From left, Knighthawk, April Hanson and her husband Harley Hanson, members of the International Keystone Knights Realm of Georgia, perform a traditional Klan salute along the portion of highway they want to adopt allowing them to put up a sign and do litter...

Doctors: Face-chewing victim 'awake and alert'

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated booking mug made available by the Miami-Dade Police Dept. shows Ronald Poppo, the victim in a horrific face-chewing attack in Miami on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Poppo’s doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma...

Smoke from wildfire 60 miles away blankets Denver

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mark Stambaugh, owner of Angus Firewood surveys the charred debris left after his business fell victim to the Little Bear fire near Ruidoso, N.M., on Monday, June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Adolphe Pierre-Louis) LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A...

Man executed in deaths of daughter, ex, in-laws

June 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps briefs reporters on the witnesses for the execution of death row inmate Jan Michael Brawner during a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 news conference at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss....