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New York Times correspondent Shadid dies in Syria

February 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Anthony Shadid takes notes outside Ayatollah Sistani’s office in Najaf Dec. 3, 2003. The city of Najef, south of Baghdad, is the site of one of the holiest mosques’ in Shiite religious beliefs. Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who strove to capture untold stories in Middle East conflicts from Libya to Iraq, died Thursday [&hellip...

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Josh Powell had 400 cartoon sex and incest images

February 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, Josh Powell, the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, listens during a court hearing regarding the custody of his two sons, in Tacoma, Wash. Three weeks before Josh Powell killed himself and kids...

Obama raises $29 million for campaign, Democrats

February 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Obama is on a three-day trip to the West Coast for fundraising. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pulled in $29.1 million...

Hundreds honor 'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius

February 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Rev. Jesse Jackson delivers the eulogy during a private memorial service for “Soul Train” creator and host Don Cornelius in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Cornelius died Feb. 1 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Since then, tributes...

Payroll tax cut bill facing Senate opposition

February 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Charman Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., raise their hands on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, as the bi-partisan House and Senate conferees...

NJ trooper's triplets in bus crash: 1 dead, 2 hurt

February 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Investigators view the scene of a school bus crash Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Chesterfield, N.J. State police at the scene of the school bus crash say a child has died in the accident, and that the child is the daughter of a state trooper. The bus collided...

A 5-state ban for 'Piggyback Bandit'

February 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo made taken from Feb. 4, 2012 security camera footage provided by Bismarck Schools, a man identified as 28-year-old Sherwin Shayegan of Bothell, Wash., dressed in a basketball uniform, stands in a hallway at Century High School in Bismarck, N.D....

Nigerian underwear bomber gets life in prison

February 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In a courtroom sketch, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man who tried blowing up a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day 2009 is sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmonds in federal court in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP...

Obama raising campaign cash in California

February 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at Master Lock in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Obama is visiting the Master Lock manufacturing operation before heading on a three-day trip to the West Coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack...

Thailand: Iranians planned to attack Israelis

February 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A Thai police official examines the damage caused by a blast at the house where suspected bomber Saeid Moradi was staying in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Two Iranian suspects arrested in Bangkok after three explosions hit the city were likely...