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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 between San Diego and the agency that delivers water to much of Southern California, straining an...

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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...

2 firefighters die in Philadelphia warehouse fire

April 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department shows firefighter Daniel Sweeney, who died while battling a massive blaze at an abandoned warehouse in Philadelphia on Monday, April 8, 2012. Sweeney, 25, and 37-year veteran Lt. Robert Neary, 60, were...

Facebook buying photo-share app Instagram for $1B

April 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An Instagram photo is shared with Facebook on an iPhone Monday, April 9, 2012, in New York. Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network’s largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters...

Trayvon Martin death won't go to Fla. grand jury

April 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file family photo shows Trayvon Martin. Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in the shooting death of Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, said Monday, April 9, 2012, she continues to investigate the case and will not involve a...

Kodiak brown bear on the lam from wildlife refuge

April 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This March 29, 2012 photo provided by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center shows a female Kodiak brown bear, named Shaguyik, in Portage, Alaska. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center announced Monday that the 300-pound 2-year-old female bear escaped six...

Jurors being seated in Hudson family murder trial

April 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson speaks in Chicago. On Monday, April 9, 2012, a judge will question potential jurors as jury selection begins in earnest at the Chicago trial of William Balfour,...

Motive for Tulsa shootings may lie in 2010 killing

April 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo combo of images provided by the Tulsa Police Department via the Tulsa World shows Jacob England, left, and Alvin Watts. According to police, England, 19, and Watts, 32, will be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with...

Syria fires over borders with Lebanon, Turkey

April 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Relatives mourn for Ali Shaaban, a television cameraman working for Al-Jadeed TV who was shot dead on the Lebanon-Syria border, at their home in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, April 9, 2012. Shaaban was killed when the channel’s film crew came under fire in...