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Dodgers headed to bankruptcy court auction

November 3, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt speaks to reporters outside court in this June 17, 2011 file photo taken in Los Angeles. McCourt and Major League Baseball reached an agreement late Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 to sell one of the sport’s most storied franchises, ending a seven-year term that saw the team’s return [&hellip...

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Louisiana judge pulls permit for truck stop tiger

November 3, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a Bengal tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., reclines in a grassy area in its cage. Judge Mike Caldwell ruled Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in favor of a motion by the Animal Legal Defense Fund to force the...

Theo Epstein fires Cubs manager Mike Quade

November 3, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 8, 2011 file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade watches batting practice before their spring training baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick near Scottsdale, Ariz. Quade will not return...

Obama heads to G-20 amid questions on Greece

November 3, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, second left, and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, meet with Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou, right, for crisis talks before a G20 summit of major world economies in Cannes, France on...

Nonpartisan group has Plan B for picking president

November 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 17, 2010 file photo, Dr. Lenora Fulani speaks in New York. Lots of people complain about the shortcomings of the country’s two-party system for picking a president. Now a nonpartisan group is gathering millions of petition...

Inmates freed after crack penalties are eased

November 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Antwain Black, 36, left, celebrates his freedom with friends and family Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 in Springfield, Ill., after being released early from Leavenworth Prison. Black was among the first of potentially thousands of inmates who are being released early...

First lady in La. urges more green peas, exercise

November 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

First lady Michelle Obama sings and dances to exercises with staff, parents and children as she visits the Royal Castle Child Development Center, as part of her ‘Lets Move!’ initiative in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Right of Obama is...

Family: Hillary Clinton’s mother dies at 92

November 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Saturday, June 7, 2008 file photo, Dorothy Rodham, mother of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., wipes away a tear as her daughter addresses supporters at the National Building Museum in Washington, and suspends her campaign for president....

Rare October snowstorm wreaks havoc in Northeast

November 1, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Members of the Ward family, of Wilbraham, Mass., from the left, daughters Melanie and Grace, father Chris, top, son Ben, and mother Tracey, eat dinner by the light of lanterns during a blackout in their Wilbraham home Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The Wards have...

Obama in ‘excellent health,’ physician says

November 1, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In an Oct. 20, 2011 file photo President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, an escalating problem...