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Report blasts pepper-spraying of Calif. students

April 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, University of California, Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move Occupy UC Davis protesters while blocking their exit from the school’s quad in Davis, Calif. The University of California plans to publish a long-awaited report on the pepper-spraying of student demonstrators by UC [&hellip...

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Trayvon Martin parents elated by Zimmerman arrest

April 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The parents of Trayvon Martin, mother Sybrina Fulton, left, and father Tracy Martin are interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. After weeks of mounting tension and protests across the U.S., a special prosecutor has...

Marlins' Ozzie Guillen apologizes over Castro flap

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Protestors, from leff, Osvaldo Hernandez, Dulce Martinez, Feliz Cifuentez, and Olga Gomez, gestures outside Marlins Stadium in Miami, as Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen spoke at a news conference inside the stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Guillen was...

Bobby Petrino fired at Arkansas after 4 seasons

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long talks to reporters about the firing of football coach Bobby Petrino, during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark., Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson) FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired coach...

NKorea space official: Rocket ready for launch

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Ryu Kum Chol, deputy director of space exploration in the Department of Space Technology of North Korea, is seen on the display of a video camera during a press conference held ahead of a satellite rocket launch in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, April 10,...

Zimmerman's lawyers withdraw from shooting case

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Hal Uhrig, right, and Craig Sonner, former attorneys for George Zimmerman, speak to reporters during a news conference to announce that both attorneys had quit as Zimmerman’s legal representatives in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Zimmerman is...

Authorities defend Colo. fire warning attempts

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A chain and construction equipment block the driveway April 10, 2012, leading to the home where resident Ann Apple lived. She was one of three people believed to have died when a wildfire burned through the area near Conifer, Colo., last month. Authorities...

Giant water agency approves rate hikes in S. Calif

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this undated file photo, water flows through the Southern California desert in the Metropolitan Water District’s Colorado River Aqueduct from the Colorado River to the Los Angeles area. A pricing dispute has sharply escalated hostilities...

Conn. boy, 5, takes 50 packets of heroin to school

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This booking photo released Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by the City of Bridgeport, Conn., shows Santos Roman, 35, arrested Monday after arriving at the school where his 5-year-old stepson brought 50 packets of heroin in Roman’s jacket for show and tell. (AP...

Calif. finds toxins in 'nontoxic' nail polishes

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Loann Tran, co-owner of Happy Nails in Salinas, Calif., holds up a bottle of nail polish that was tested and found to contain toluene and formaldehyde, despite being labeled as free of those toxic chemicals, after a news conference at the Laney College School...