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5-time champ Johnson wrecks early in Daytona 500

February 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Crew members work on the car of driver Jimmie Johnson after a crash during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson followed up his worst season in NASCAR with his worst finish [&hellip...

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Obama gains with women: Jobs, social issues help

February 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. It’s looking like President Barack Obama may be back in the good graces of women after a drop in approval from this critical...

NYPD head not sorry about NJ Muslim surveillance

February 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2012 file photo, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly speaks at the New York Police Department in New York. Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programs that put...

Gingrich once ran as GOP moderate early in career

February 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – this Aug. 1, 1974, file photo Republican Newt Gingrich, right, running for U.S. Congress from Georgia’s 6th district, gives a press conference in Georgia. The young Republican sought support from labor unions, castigated corporations for...

Santorum: Romney isn't conservative enough for GOP

February 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaks during a visit to First Redeemer Church on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in Cumming, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The question of whether Mitt Romney is conservative...

Baron Cohen spills 'ashes' on Seacrest at Oscars

February 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sacha Baron Cohen, right, and guest arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Outfitted extravagantly in character, Sacha Baron Cohen ran amuck on the Oscars’ red...

NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 for first time ever

February 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Race cars are parked and covered on pit road during a rain delay before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/David Graham) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has raced on the beach at Daytona, under the...

Gulf oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

February 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 21, 2010 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews spray water on the burning remnants of BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. The gargantuan legal bill for the 2010 catastrophic oil spill in the...

NYPD surveillance of students called 'disgusting'

February 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A man is dwarfed by the Columbia University Library as he sits outside the building, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in New York. The NYPD was revealed to be monitoring mosques in several cities and has kept files on Muslim student groups at colleges in Connecticut,...

'Artist' wins best-picture at indie Spirit Awards

February 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Michel Hazanavicius accept the best director award for The Artist at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci) SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “The Artist” won best picture and three...