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Authorities reveal past complaint about LA teacher

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A reporter walks to Mark Berndt’s apartment in Torrance, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Berndt, a veteran elementary school teacher was arrested on horrifying child molestation charges after a film processor gave police photos showing blindfolded children with their mouths taped and cockroaches on their faces, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae...

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California woman’s small claims victory resonates

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, photo, Heather Peters, who says her 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid never achieved the gas mileage Honda claimed in its advertising, and also did a computer upgrade that further diminished the mileage, arrives at Small Claims Court in...

Madonna channels Victor Cruz with salsa dance

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Madonna speaks during a news conference for NFL footbal’s Super Bowl XLVI’s halftime show Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Madonna won’t explicitly say who she’s rooting for,...

Cancer charity confronts backlash over grant cuts

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 file photo, Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Susan G. Komen for the Cure faced an escalating backlash Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 over its...

Inmate adds pig image to Vt. police cruiser decals

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The state seal is seen on the side of a Vermont State Police cruiser Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in Middlesex, Vt. Some Vermont inmates have gotten the best of the state police by adding a pig to the state decal on their cruisers. One of the spots on the cow in...

Philippines: 3 most-wanted terror leaders killed

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Philippine National Police Special Action Forces examine the site on the island province of Jolo in southern Philippines where three most wanted leaders of the al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah were among those allegedly killed...

Foes of ND property tax measure say idea ‘radical’

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Andy Peterson, president of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, speaks on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the chamber’s headquarters in Bismarck, N.D., at a news conference held by opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would abolish...

Toothless Pa. bank robber says she needed dentures

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo made on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, Evelyn Marie Fuller, left, is led from her arraignment on bank robbery charges by Waynesburg police patrolman Tom Ankrom in Waynesburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Washington Observer Reporter, Bob Niedbala) WAYNESBURG, Pa....

Woman wins small-claims suit over Honda hybrid mpg

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, photo, Heather Peters, who says her 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid never achieved the gas mileage Honda claimed in its advertising, and also did a computer upgrade that further diminished the mileage, arrives at Small Claims Court in...

LA school officials chided for molest case silence

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Miramonte Elementary school’s principal, Martin Sandoval spesaks to the media outside his school in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Veteran Miramontes Elementary school teacher Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested on charges of lewd conduct with 23...