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Swarming invasive insect found in US for 1st time

July 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Two Elm Seed Bugs are seen in this undated handout photo provided by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. A federal official said Wednesday, July 18, 2012 that the invasive insect commonly found in south-central Europe has been detected in southwestern Idaho, marking the first time the elm seed bug has been spotted in the [&hellip...

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Romney: Obama focuses on his job, not unemployment

July 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a campaign stop on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Bowling Green, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A defiant Mitt Romney brushed aside more calls for...

SkyWest pilot takes jarring ride in stolen plane

July 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An aerial view shows the St. George Municipal Airport Tuesday, July 17, 2012. A SkyWest Airlines employee wanted in a murder case attempted to steal a passenger plane, then shot himself in the head after crashing the aircraft in a nearby parking lot,...

Penn State to respond to NCAA demand within days

July 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno walks off the field after warmups before an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. NCAA president Mark Emmert says he isn’t ruling out the possibility...

Official: Colo murder suspect tried to steal plane

July 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An aerial view shows the St. George Municipal Airport Tuesday, July 17, 2012. A SkyWest Airlines employee wanted in a murder case attempted to steal a passenger plane, then shot himself in the head after crashing the aircraft in a nearby parking lot,...

Bush Institute launches book on economic growth

July 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former President George W. Bush, right, visits during a release reception for a book titled “The 4 Percent Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs,” during a release party Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Dallas. The George W. Bush...

States saying no to 'Obamacare' could see downside

July 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 7, 2012 photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. For Perry, saying “no” to the federal health care law could also mean turning away coverage for up to 1.3 million...

Oregon man recovering from rare case of plague

July 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo supplied by the Gaylord family taken July 11, 2012, at a hospital in Bend, Ore., shows the blackened hand of Paul Gaylord as he recovers from the plague. Gaylord contracted the disease when he tried to pull a mouse out of the mouth of his cat,...

Yahoo CEO's pregnancy reignites a perennial debate

July 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience for Google, speaks in Mountain View, Calif. Yahoo announced Monday, July 16, 2012, it is hiring Mayer to be its next CEO, the fifth in five years as the...

90-year-old Maine man skydives for first time

July 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, July 15, 2012 photo, 90-year-old Lester Slate, right, of Exeter, Maine, sits on the ground after his first skydiving jump made in tandem with instructor Matt Riendeau, left, at Central Maine Skydiving in Pittsfield, Maine. (AP Photo/Bangor...