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Auditors call for end to Medicare bonus program

April 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2011 file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a rebuke to the Obama administration, government auditors are calling for the cancellation of an $8 billion Medicare program that congressional Republicans have criticized as a political ploy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

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After NYC boy vanished, era of anxiety was born

April 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Investigators work the crime scene in connection to the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old boy Etan Patz in New York, Sunday, April 22, 2012. Heavy rains expected in the region halted the investigation on Sunday, but work in the basement is expected to resume...

AP Newsbreak: AZ sheriff played probe for laughs

April 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, right, answers questions as one of his attorney John Masterson, middle, and the Sheriff’s Deputy Director Jack MacIntyre, left, listen during a news conference in...

Bruins beat Capitals 4-3 in OT to force Game 7

April 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Members of the Washington Capitals including Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, Joel Ward (42), Jason Chimera (25) and Mike Green (52) exit the ice after they lost 4-3 in overtime to the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff...

Coyotes' Torres suspended 25 games for Hossa hit

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

CORRECTS HOSSA FROM SLOVAKIA, NOT RUSSIA – Chicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa (81) of Slovakia, leaves the game after a hit from Phoenix Coyotes’ Raffi Torres (37) during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round...

Etan Patz case a decades-long, winding probe

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tourists take photos of the scene outside the building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz...

Watergate figure Charles Colson has died at 80

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 21, 1974 , file photo former Nixon White House aide Charles W. Colson arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington to be sentenced for obstructing justice. Colson, the tough-as-nails special counsel to President Richard Nixon who...

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch forced into primary fight

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2011, file photo Republican Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch, 78, serving in his sixth term on Capitol Hill, calls on the president to kick start a dormant U.S. trade agenda in Washington. Every handshake counts in Utah’s unique...

Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo from April 6, 2012, high school students Alexis Reyes, second from left, and Latios de la Cruz, third from left, sit with protesters and students while staging a sit in protest at Sproul Hall Student Services Office at the University of...

Stinky fish helps limit potfest at Colo university

April 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A crowd of marijuana supporters light up at 4:20 p.m. outside the Duane Physics building during the 4/20 rally on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colo., on Friday, April 20, 2012. Many students at the University of Colorado and other campuses...