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Jockey Gutierrez hits the heights in New York

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mario Gutierrez, from Mexico, jockey for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, looks over Manhattan from the observation deck of New York’s Empire State Building, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. I’ll Have Another could become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner and first in 34 years on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.(AP...

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Eyes turn skyward as Venus travels across the sun

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Indian Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director of Jawahar Planetarium checks a telescope as he makes preparations for people to watch the transit of Venus in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and...

Solar-powered plane lands in Morocco

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard is helped to fit his flying suit at Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The experimental solar-powered airplane arrived in Madrid on May 25, 2012 from Payerne, Switzerland, and now goes on to Rabat,...

9 jurors picked for Sandusky child sex abuse case

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the first day of jury selection as his trial on 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years gets underway at the Centre County Courthouse in...

Miss. man executed for killing 4 nieces, nephews

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This is a April 11, 2008 prison photograph taken at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss., and released by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, of Henry Curtis Jackson Jr., who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday, June 5,...

Navy marks Battle of Midway’s 70th anniversary

June 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken June 1, 2012, retired Rear Adm. Mac Showers, left, the last surviving member of the intelligence team that deciphered Japanese messages in the lead up to the Battle of Midway, speaks during a ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Listening at...

Alec Baldwin helps NY school raise sports money

June 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Actor Alec Baldwin arrives for the screening of Mud at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) CAMILLUS, N.Y. (AP) — Alec Baldwin wants to make sure students at a central New York...

Clinton: Romney would be ‘calamitous’ for US

June 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former President Bill Clinton is acknowledged by President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria, Monday, June 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton warned Monday...

Trial opens in suit against Costner over BP deal

June 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo combo, actor Kevin Costner, left, arrives at a screening of “The Company Men” during American Film Institute’s AFI Fest 2010 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010; and at right, actor Stephen Baldwin attends the U.S....

Wisconsin recall battle finally goes to voters

June 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, shakes hands Monday, June 4, 2012 with J & D Manufacturing employee Ryan Schweikert of Eau Claire, Wis. during a tour of the Altoona, Wis. company. Walker visited six of Wisconsin’s largest cities on the day before...