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Ecuador convicts local man in US double murder

May 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Luis Guaman, right, is escorted in handcuffs to court in Cuenca, Ecuador, Monday, April 30, 2012. The court found Guaman guilty of premeditated murder in last year’s bludgeoning death of Maria Palaguachi and her toddler son in Brockton, Massachusetts. Under sentencing rules, the three-judge court in Cuenca can sentence Guaman to between 16 and 25...

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AAA: Inadequate guardrails at NY site where 7 died

May 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Skid marks and a scraped concrete barrier mark the spot where a van carrying seven occupants plunged off the highway to a wooded area below, Sunday April 29, 2012, in New York. Authorities say the out-of-control van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo,...

SUV plunges into NYC's Bronx Zoo grounds; 7 killed

April 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Skid marks and a scraped concrete barrier mark the spot where a van carrying seven occupants plunged off the highway to a wooded area below, Sunday April 29, 2012, in New York. Authorities say the out-of-control van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo,...

Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for US raid

April 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated image taken from video released by Qatar’s Al-Jazeera televison broadcast Oct. 5, 2001, purports to show al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, left, and his top lieutenant, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri. U.S. attempts to deliver a...

Hundreds flock to meet '50 Shades of Grey' author

April 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Author E L James, left, greets Lynda Pyndall during a book signing for her new erotic fiction “Fifty Shades of Grey” in Coral Gables, Fla., Sunday, April 29, 2012. Publicist Russell Perreault watches at rear. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan) MIAMI (AP)...

Obama, Clintons deepen political and policy ties

April 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 10, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama listens to former President Bill Clinton speak in the White House briefing room in Washington. Once a tense rivalry, the relationship between Obama and Clinton has evolved into a genuine...

Police blow Wash. mountain bunker, find man dead

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this image released by King County Sheriff’s Office and taken from the suspects hard-drive on Saturday, April 28, 2012 shows a bunker that deputies say belongs to a man suspected of killing his wife and daughter. After a 22-hour standoff, police blew...

Singer Sheryl Crow runs half marathon in Nashville

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by the Competitor Group, Sheryl Crow runs in the half marathon in Nashville on Saturday, April 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Competitor Group, Lester Cacho) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Sheryl Crow joined more than 30,000 runners in her first...

Calif. rescuers hope dolphin finds way back to sea

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A dolphin swims in Orange County’s Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Friday, April 27, 2012. Marine mammal experts in Southern California have decided to wait and see whether this dolphin that strayed into a shallow wetlands channel...

Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 27, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, eats a burger before a roundtable discussion with students at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. After days of closed-door...