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British, Italian hostages killed in Nigeria

March 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Italian Carabinieri police officers stand in front of the house where the family of Franco Lamolinara lives, in Gattinara, northern Italy, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Lamolinara, who was held hostage in Nigeria by kidnappers possibly linked to al-Qaida, was killed along with British hostage Chris McNamus before a U.K. and Nigerian rescue operation could free...

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Dutch cheese pokes holes in Swiss bragging rights

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bill Schlingsog, left, of Middleton, Wis., passes off the championship trophy to Peter Piersma, a judge and representing the Netherlands, at the 2012 World Champion Cheese Contest Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Madison, Wis. The top winning gouda was made by...

Romney encourages rivals to fold; no way, they say

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and wife Callista sign autographs for supporters after a rally at the Pell City Civic Center Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Pell City, Ala. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Hal Yeager) MAGS OUT WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Deputy, 2 others shot outside Okla. courthouse

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by John Fancher of the Tulsa City-County Library, sheriff’s deputies surround a man who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers on the plaza in between the library and the Tulsa County Courthouse in...

AP source: NY madam suspect's broker pal ID'd

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

People pass the apartment building of a New York woman jailed on a seven-figure bail on a single charge of promoting prostitution, on New York’s Upper East Side, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. According to prosecutors, Anna Gristina, a legal U.S. resident...

Denver DA: Dead inmate linked to 3 new slayings

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Vincent Groves is seen in an undated photo provided by the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Groves, convicted of murdering three women and who died in prison in 1996, killed four other women between 1979 and 1988 and might be responsible for as many...

NJ FBI: NYPD monitoring damaged public trust

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Michael B. Ward special agent in chargeof the FBI’s Newark Division meets with the media in Newark, N.J. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The New York Police Department’s clandestine surveillance of Muslims has damaged the public’s trust in New...

Bidding begins for 4-time MVP Peyton's next place

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Quarterback Peyton Manning collects his thoughts as he speaks during a news conference in Indianapolis, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Manning’s record-breaking run as quarterback of the Colts ended Wednesday, when owner Jim Irsay announced the team would...

Santorum, Romney duel in Ohio, split other states

March 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday campaign rally in Boston, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney split six states...

Santorum draws conservatives in Ohio GOP contest

March 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Voters fill out their ballots for the Republican presidential primary at the Faith Assembly church in Tulsa, Okla. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The World,Matt Barnard) TV OUT; TULSA OUT WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum was drawing strong support...