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NTSB: Pilot said he picked up ice before NJ crash

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Ralph Hicks, investigator in charge with the National Transportation Safety Board, walks away after a news conference about the developments in the collection of debris of a plane that crashed on the highway, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Morris Township, N.J. The high-performance Socata TBM-700 turboprop spun out of control and crashed, killing all five...

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EPA tells nation’s dirty power plants to clean up

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This July 27, 2010 file photo shows one of the stacks at the Four Corners Power Plant, operated by Arizona Public Service on tribal land near Fruitland, N.M. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated to release rules aimed at reducing...

Economy ends tough 2011 on a surprising upswing

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, store manager Joseph Sublett changes gasoline prices to reflect a three-cent drop at a Little Rock, Ark., Conoco-Phillips station. The U.S. economy is ending 2011 on a roll. Growth in the fourth quarter likely...

Defense in WikiLeaks case begins giving its side

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

In this courtroom sketch, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, his attorney David Coombs, standing left, Prosecution attorney Ashden Fein, center, and Inspecting Officer Paul Almanza, upper right, and witness Adrian Lamo, right, appear in a courtroom in Fort...

Romney says Gingrich can’t take campaign heat

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reads from a tele-prompter as he makes a campaign speech in Bedford, N.H. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney says if Newt Gingrich...

Interstates reopening after Great Plains snowstorm

December 21, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

A Potter County road grader works to clear parts of Indian Hills Road Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region....

Travelers sit in Kansas as snowstorm socks Plains

December 20, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Longmont police respond to three separate weather-related accidents as snow falls on Colo. Hwy. 66 at Francis Street in Longmont, Colo., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2001. A major storm is bringing blizzard conditions to Colorado’s southeastern corner, where...

Bon Jovi: ‘Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey’

December 20, 2011 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, singer Jon Bon Jovi attends the premiere of “New Year’s Eve” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Bon Jovi wants fans to know he’s not dead, and he has posted a photo proving it....

House begins debating payroll tax cut

December 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Steny Hoyer D-Md. speaks during a news conference at Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 as House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. James Clyburn D-S.C., listen. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — With neither side...

BLM sued over NV mustang castration, roundup plans

December 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A coalition of conservationists and wild-horse activists is suing the government to block its implementation of a precedent-setting plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in eastern Nevada. The lawsuit, filed by the Western Watersheds...