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AAU president: Task forces will ‘redefine trust’

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Amateur Athletic Union president Louis Stout make comments during a news conference at AAU headquarters, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Amateur Athletic Union announced Wednesday that two task forces established to independently review child safety protocols, policies and procedures will make their recommendations by February. The...

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Could US drivers ever abide by cellphone ban?

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Independent taxi driver Matthew Bahar places his cellphone back in a cradle inside his taxi while waiting to pickup customers at Hobby Airport Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Houston. The National Transportation Safety Board declared Tuesday that texting,...

Take that back! Returns are big for the holidays

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Dec. 8, 2011 photo, shelves in a warehouse are stacked with returned merchandise at Liquidity Services in Cranbury, N.J. The items are refurbished as needed then resold. Christmas still is several days away, but shoppers already are suffering from...

Review: Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus a sweet smartphone

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

An Associated Press reporter demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, which runs the newest version of Google’s Android mobile software, Ice Cream Sandwich, during a product review in San Francisco, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SAN...

APNewsBreak: Satellite gets pic of Chinese carrier

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This Dec. 8, 2011 satellite image provided by the the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag sailing in the Yellow Sea, approximately 100 kilometers south-southeast of the port of Dalian, China. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe)...

Snoopy Christmas display saved from foreclosure

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Snoopy greets one-year-old Raeghan Thompson, from Newport Beach, Calif., at the “Snoopy House” display that Jim Jordan started 44 years ago, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, on the lawn outside City Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif. The city of Costa Mesa offered...

2 men sue Syracuse, Boeheim for defamation

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Former Syracuse ball boys Bobby Davis, left, and Mike Lang, right, flank attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in New York. The men say they were molested by assistant Syracuse basketball coach Bernie Fine and have sued the...

5 men arraigned in NYPD officer’s shooting death

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Dept. shows Officer Peter Figoski, who was shot in the face and killed early Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, while responding to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment. Figoski was pronounced dead...

Texas school may build safety wall after shooting

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A woman clasps her hands as she waits to hear word from her daughter after a school shooting at Harwell Middle School on Monday Dec. 12, 2011 in Edinburg, Texas. Authorities suspect hunters may have shot two South Texas middle school students who were wounded...

Alexander Graham Bell recordings played from 1880s

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Alexander Graham Bell’s Graphaphone 1881 is displayed during a news conference at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011. Early sound recordings by telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell and others...