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Buyers target hats worn by Franklin at sales event

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Lela Daniel tries on a hat originally owned by Aretha Franklin, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 in Livonia, Mich. Several hundred people have taken a peek at many of Aretha Franklin’s former belongings that are up for sale. Sales distributer Jill Pendergast says buyers initially targeted the Queen of Soul’s hat collection at Saturday’s event, west...

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Deficit gridlock looms, supercommittee deadlocked

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., the Senate GOP whip, and a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, often called the Supercommittee, arrives for a meeting with the bi-partisan members of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 18,...

Lana Wood on CNN: ‘I don’t think Natalie fell’

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 9, 1979 file photo, actress Natalie Wood is shown at the 51st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Los Angeles sheriff’s homicide detectives are taking another look at Wood’s 1981 drowning death based on new...

FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided Jan. 31, 2011, by California-based Genentech Inc., shows the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin. The blockbuster drug should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because there’s no proof that it extends their...

GOP outsider Ron Paul gaining traction in Iowa

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul speaks during a campaign event Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the Lawrence Community Center in Anamosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Brian Ray) MAGS OUT ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Texas Rep. Ron Paul is emerging as...

Okla. St. women’s coaches die in Ark. plane crash

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Grambling State head women’s basketball coach Donnita Rogers, right, signs a banner in memory of Oklahoma State head women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna, in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Grambling...

Joe Paterno has lung cancer, son says

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno answers questions during his weekly NCAA college football news conference, in State College, Pa. Former Penn State coach Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer, according to his...

Firefighter burned, 25 homes damaged in Reno fire

November 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

An estimated 25 homes were destroyed by a 2,000-acre brush fire burned throught south Reno, Nev., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A cloud of grayish-white smoke settled over upscale homes and horse pastures at...

Gingrich lugs loads of personal, political baggage

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gestures as he speaks during a rally at the Jacksonville Landing, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich is schlepping...

Occupy protesters march nationwide; 300 arrested

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Edward Jude, center, joins others on the North Avenue bridge during an occupy Wall Street protest on Thursday, November 17, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mike De Sisti) MAGS OUT; NO SALES NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street...