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Unmanned Air Force space plane lands in Calif.

June 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Feb. 8, 2011 file image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows the X-37B during encapsulation within the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 5-meter fairing in Titusville, Fla. The unmanned Air Force space plane steered itself to a landing early Saturday, June 16, 2012, at a California military base, capping a 15-month [&hellip...

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Calif. lawmakers pass budget, but work unfinished

June 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Battery-powered lights shaped like candles are displayed at the state Capitol rotunda as a protest against budget cuts for funding of in-home health care providers in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2012. Both houses of the Legislature approved the...

Romney: Obama denying middle class a 'fair shot'

June 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at the Scamman Farm in Stratham, N.H., Friday, June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney...

Obama acts to spare many youths from deportation

June 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), responds to President Obama’s immigration speech, Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Brewer said President Barack Obama represents a “pre-emptive strike” aimed at an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court...

Streisand opens her home for women's heart health

June 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former President Bill Clinton, center, poses with Barbra Streisand, right, and cardiologist C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, at the dedication of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, on Thursday June 14, 2012 at...

Martin Sheen on fathering: Faith, love, no regrets

June 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2011 file image originally released by AARP, from left, Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez, Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen pose at the premiere of Emilio’s film, “The Way,” as part of AARP’s Festival For Grown...

EPA sets tighter standards for soot pollution

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 15, 2011, file photo Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson testifies before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding the Clean Air Act and Public Health on Capitol Hill in Washington....

American drivers turn to smaller, better engines

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- This Sept. 16, 2008 file photo shows the engine compartment of Scott Pierce’s 1969 Oldsmobile F-85 with the W-31 engine performance package, in MEriden, Conn.Back when gas was cheap, Americans bought cars with V-8 engines like the Big Block, Cobra...

Nationwide manhunt in progress for NY surgeon

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Law enforcement officers search the home of Dr. Timothy Jorden in Hamburg, N.Y., Thursday, June 14, 2012. Jorden is sought in connection with the hospital shooting death of his ex-girlfriend at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y. on Wednesday. (AP...

Texas man in stand-your-ground case could get life

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mindy Danaher embraces a supporter as she reacts to the guilty verdict against her husband’s killer Raul Rodriguez Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Houston. A jury convicted Rodriguez of murdering his neighbor during a confrontation outside the...