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Stewart wins Homestead to win NASCAR championship

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Crew members works on Tony Stewart’s car during a pit stop in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart insisted he wasn’t a title contender when NASCAR’s championship race began. When it became clear he...

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Penn State gets first victory since JoePa fired

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Penn State’s Matt McGloin, left, and teammate Drew Astorino celebrate their 20-14 win over Ohio State in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The last time Penn State...

Passive Occupy protesters take pepper spray blast

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

University of California, Davis, student Mike Fetterman, receives a treatment for pepper spray by UC Davis firefighter Nate Potter, after campus police dismantled an Occupy Wall Street encampment on the campus quad in Davis, Calif., Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. UC...

Officials say 32 homes destroyed in Reno fire

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Austin Hardage, 23, left, returns, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 to the charred rubble that used to be the home where he and his wife, Sarah Hardage, 22, lived in an upscale community in the Sierra foothills in southwest Reno, Nev. before a wildfire destroyed that...

Republicans seek Iowa social conservatives’ nod

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul speaks during a campaign event Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the Lawrence Community Center in Anamosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Brian Ray) MAGS OUT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Republican presidential...

Buyers target hats worn by Franklin at sales event

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Lela Daniel tries on a hat originally owned by Aretha Franklin, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 in Livonia, Mich. Several hundred people have taken a peek at many of Aretha Franklin’s former belongings that are up for sale. Sales distributer Jill Pendergast...

Deficit gridlock looms, supercommittee deadlocked

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., the Senate GOP whip, and a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, often called the Supercommittee, arrives for a meeting with the bi-partisan members of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 18,...

Lana Wood on CNN: ‘I don’t think Natalie fell’

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 9, 1979 file photo, actress Natalie Wood is shown at the 51st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Los Angeles sheriff’s homicide detectives are taking another look at Wood’s 1981 drowning death based on new...

FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided Jan. 31, 2011, by California-based Genentech Inc., shows the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin. The blockbuster drug should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because there’s no proof that it extends their...

GOP outsider Ron Paul gaining traction in Iowa

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul speaks during a campaign event Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the Lawrence Community Center in Anamosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Brian Ray) MAGS OUT ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Texas Rep. Ron Paul is emerging as...