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Ex-aide: Edwards denied knowing of payoffs

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 23, 2012, file photo, Andrew Young, former aide to former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards, leaves federal court in Greensboro, N.C. Young testified on Wednesday, April 25, that the former senator stopped returning his calls in January 2008, as Edwards was ending his White House bid. The next [&hellip...

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Ex-VA hospital official faults mental health care

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 4, 2012, file photo, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks at a field hearing of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which she chairs, in Tacoma, Wash. During the hearing Murray sharply questioned military and Veterans’...

Of food supply risks, mad cow's not high on list

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Tagged cattle are gathered at Larson Farms/Midwest Feeders, one of the largest ranches in Illinois, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Maple Park, Ill. Owner Mike Martz, who raises 6,000 cattle a year, says the USDA system is working and that the discovery of mad...

Breivik hears witnesses recall turmoil after blast

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Coordinating lawyers for the victims and the bereaved in the ongoing trial against Anders Behring Breivik, Mette Yvonne Larsen, left, and Siv Hallgren, confer in the courtroom in Oslo Tuesday April 24, 2012. Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik...

Asteroids may yield precious metals, cosmic riches

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Planetary Resources Inc. mechanical engineer Peter Illsley puts finishing touches on a full-size prototype model of a low-orbit spacecraft before a news conference announcing a plan to mine nearby asteroids Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Seattle. The...

Blue oval could soon belong to Ford again

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2009 file photo made with a fisheye lens, the Ford Blue Oval logo is shown on the grill of a pickup truck on a Ford dealership in Wexford, Pa. The Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s credit rating from junk status to...

New case of mad cow disease in California

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, April 24, 2012, photo, a truck leaves the plant at Baker Commodities transfer station, where a cow with mad cow disease was discovered, in Hanford, Calif. The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a...

Hudson leaves court before grisly photos shown

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This courtroom sketch shows Julia Hudson testifying during the first day of William Balfour’s murder trial at the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged in the 2008 murder of the mother, brother and nephew of...

Romney sweeps five wins, promises 'better America'

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage at an election night rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested...

House GOP pulls its budget punches

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 1, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. is seen outside the White House in Washington. House Republicans follow up their frugal _ but nonbinding _ tea party budget with less stringent cuts. Instead...