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Relentless scrutiny pushed Palin to exasperation

February 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin delivers the keynote address to activists from America’s political right at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The state of Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 released what officials say are the...

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Shipwrecked silver begins voyage back to Spain

February 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Armed US Air Force personal guard two Spanish military C-130 aircraft with 17 tons of silver other artifacts wait for departure at MacDill Air Force Base for a flight bound for Spain on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The 594,000 silver coins, and other...

Woman accused of helping killer of Wash. trooper

February 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Washington Sate Patrol investigators gather evidence at the scene of a shooting on Highway 16 in Gorst near Bremerton, Wash. where a Washington state trooper was shot and killed on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The trooper, a 16-year veteran of the Washington...

Heat contain Lin, roll to 8th straight win, 102-88

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) shoots against New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) MIAMI (AP) — Jeremy Lin offered no excuses. He and...

Copter crash one of Marines' deadliest in years

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A mountain range along the border of California and Arizona rises in the distance Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, near Glamis, Calif., with Route 78 in the foreground. Two Marine Corps helicopters collided Wednesday near this remote section of the California desert...

Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension overturned

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE-Yhis July 10. 2008 file photo shows Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) celebrating with teammates after scoring a run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Milwaukee. Braun’s 50-game suspension was...

Delighted Obama raises cash with NBA celebrities

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Miami Field House in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Reveling in his sporting element, President Barack Obama waded into the oversize embrace of...

Romney pounces on Santorum's Senate compromises

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, autographs a baseball as he greets the crowd after a Tea Party town hall event in Milford, Mich., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — One day after...

Ala. judge acquits man accused in honeymoon death

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tommy Thomas identifies a picture of his daughter Tina Thomas Watson for Prosecutor Don Valeska, right, and the jury during the Gabe Watson capital murder trial at the Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP...

Romney, Santorum swap charges in fiery 20th debate

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, makes a point as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum lsitens during a Republican presidential debate Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) MESA,...