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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 lights and even around a pesky pothole. But never [&hellip...

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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...

Mandela, 93, hospitalized with stomach ailment

February 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2007 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela reacts as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, waves farewell after a meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation building in Johannesburg, South Africa. Former South...

Braun back to work with Brewers

February 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, center, touches knuckles with a fan as teammate Rickie Weeks, left, looks on as they make their way to to a practice field during spring training on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) PHOENIX...

WWII vet says nobody helped after he was carjacked

February 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Aaron Brantley, 86, of Detroit talks about being carjacked at a gas station in his home, Friday, February 24, 2012 in Detroit. Brantley, a World War II veteran says nobody helped him after he was attacked and carjacked in daylight at a Detroit gas station....

James Buescher dodges wreck to win Daytona race

February 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Crew members push Danica Patrick’s car to the garage area after a crash during the NASCAR Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/David Graham) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Only six of 43...

Plans to drug test welfare recipients get momentum

February 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Feb. 15, 2012 photo, Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives Ed Buchanan listens to debate during 61st Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, Wy. A bill to require drug testing for some state welfare recipients has received preliminary approval in...

UK suspect in Iran missile plot extradited to US

February 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin and wife Elaine, right, report to Heathrow Police station, London Friday Feb. 24, 2012 where Tappin is to be handed over to US marshals and taken to America to face arms dealing charges Friday Feb. 24, 2012....