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Romney brushes off rivals’ barbs in NH debate.

January 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, left, listens to Texas Gov. Rick Perry answer a question during a Republican presidential candidate debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney brushed aside rivals’ criticism Saturday night in the opening round of a...

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1793 penny fetches $1.38M at Fla. auction

January 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the front and back of one of the first pennies struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. This 1793 “Chain Cent” sold for a record $1,380,000 in a public auction conducted by Heritage Auctions...

Bill O’Brien, ‘the right guy,’ takes Penn St reins

January 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State’s new football coach Bill O’Brien, poses with his wife Colleen O’Brien after he was introduced during an NCAA college football news conference, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in State College, Pa. O’Brien, who is currently the...

Victim sketch released in NY serial slay probe

January 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this artist’s rendering provided by the Suffolk County Police Department, a composite sketch of a third unidentified victim in the investigation of the remains discovered off Ocean Parkway in Nassau County in April 2011. The body is one of 11 bodies...

Giffords will soon face decision about future

January 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this undated photo provided by ABC, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly are interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20. One year after being shot in the head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is on a mission to return to the job...

McDermott leads SMU past Pittsburgh, 28-6

January 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Shanahan (87) catches a pass for a first down over SMU defensive back Chris Banjo (23) in the first half of the BBVA Compass Bowl NCAA college football game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)...

Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy...

NBC planning show for Betty White’s 90th birthday

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2010 file photo, actress Betty White wears a U.S. Forest Ranger hat after being named an Honorary Forest Ranger by the U.S. Forest Service, at the Kennedy Center in Washington. White says her plans for her upcoming 90th birthday...

Obama plans change in immigration rule on waivers

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney Jessica Dominguez, left speaks with Jose Luis Barajas and his wife, Laura Barajas at Dominguez’ office in Los Angeles Friday, Jan 6, 2012. The Obama administration proposed a rule change Friday Jan. 6, 2012 to reduce the time that illegal...

US Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 5, 2012 photo released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) responds to a distress call from the master of the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai, who claimed he was being held captive by pirates. Kidd’s visit,...