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Lawyer: NYC parents feared foster care abuse

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated photo released by NYPD, Shanel Nadal is shown. New York City police are looking for Nadal who took eight of her own children from a child welfare agency without permission. The police said 28-year-old Shanel Nadal of Manhattan was visiting the children at the Forestdale agency in Queens on Monday afternoon when [&hellip...

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Jackson's voice echoes through Los Angeles court

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Judge Michael E. Pastor gestures at the start of the Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial at Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if...

Census: 131,729 gay couples report they're married

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – On this May 19, 2011 file photo, demonstrators on both sides of the gay marriage issue gathered outside the Minnesota House in St. Paul, Minn. The Census Bureau reports there are 131,729 same-sex couples in the U.S. who say they’re married...

Longtime fugitive US hijacker caught in Portugal

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This arrest photo taken Feb. 15, 1963 and provided by the New Jersey Department of Corrections swows George Wright while in custody for the 1962 murder of a gas station owner in Wall, N.J. Wright was arrested Sept. 26, 2011, by Portuguese authorities at the...

In GOP race, Romney, Perry, Paul are the money men

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Only three Republican...

State Dept. hears from Kan., Texas on oil pipeline

September 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This Sept. 19, 2011 aerial photo shows a tar sands mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. Environmentalists hoping to block a proposed underground oil pipeline that would snake 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico have pinned their...

Obama defends push to raise taxes on rich

September 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Obama gestures during a LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, as he participates in “Putting America Back to Work: LinkedIn Presents a Town Hall with President Obama.” (AP...

Shutdown averted; disaster aid dispute surmounted

September 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks to the floor as the Senate prepares to vote on a short-term funding measure that includes dollars for disaster relief without an offsetting spending cut elsewhere, as demanded by the GOP-controlled...

Doctor: Home invasion victim took minutes to die

September 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo released by the Connecticut Judicial Branch as evidence presented Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in the Joshua Komisarjevsky trial in New Haven, Conn., Superior Court, shows two men at an ATM banking machine at a Stop and Shop store. Prosecutors are...

The disaster-stricken cluck tongues at Congress

September 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) address concerns about FEMA aid during a news conference at Burlington International Airport in South Burlington, Vt., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, before flying to Washington to vote on a bill to...