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Panel: Next Mars rover should gather rocks, soil

July 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo released by NASA shows a view of Mars that was stitched together by images taken by NASA’s Viking Orbiter spacecraft. The space agency is planning to send a spacecraft similar to the Curiosity rover to the red planet in 2020. A NASA-appointed team released a report on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 that described [&hellip...

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6 dismissed in 1st day of Fort Hood murder trial

July 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The Lawrence H. Williams Judicial Center Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Fort Hood , Texas. An Army psychiatrist going on trial in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting wants to tell potential jurors that he’s being forced to wear a military uniform he believes...

Singer Randy Travis in critical at Texas hospital

July 8, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Randy Travis performs on day 2 of the 2013 CMA Music festival at the LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer’s publicist...

July 4th saluted with fireworks, parades, parties

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Scott Webb, of Waldorf, Md., celebrates during the finale of the Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) NEW YORK (AP) — Extravagant displays of Fourth of July fireworks lit up the...

Ariz. town remembers the 4th, fallen firefighters

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A cowboy competes in the saddle bronc competition during the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. A mile-high city about 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, Prescott remains a modern-day outpost of the pioneer spirit. It’s...

Briere agrees with Canadiens on 2-year deal

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 11, 2012 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers’ Danny Briere (48) sits on the bench during the third period in Game 1 of the opening-round of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. A modest crop...

SF Bay Area rail talks resume as strike goes on

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Two BART strikers stand and look towards a long line of commuters working their way down California Boulevard to buses waiting to take them to San Francisco on the second day of the BART strike in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/The...

Gandolfini leaves bulk of $70M estate to children

July 3, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 11, 2011 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gandolfini, who died June 19, 2013, has left the bulk of his estimated $70 million estate to his 13-year-old son and infant daughter. The late “Sopranos”...

Expert: No Martin DNA on gun grip

July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara, right, talks with Assistant state attorney John Guy before a recess during the George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in...

Gasoline prices begin summer slide

July 3, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, July 1, 2013 photo, a sign advertising unleaded gas for $2.99 is seen at a QuikTrip station in Greenville, S.C. Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation...