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Delighted Obama raises cash with NBA celebrities

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Miami Field House in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Reveling in his sporting element, President Barack Obama waded into the oversize embrace of some of the biggest names in professional basketball Thursday, raising money from current and former...

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Romney pounces on Santorum's Senate compromises

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, autographs a baseball as he greets the crowd after a Tea Party town hall event in Milford, Mich., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — One day after...

Ala. judge acquits man accused in honeymoon death

February 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tommy Thomas identifies a picture of his daughter Tina Thomas Watson for Prosecutor Don Valeska, right, and the jury during the Gabe Watson capital murder trial at the Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP...

Romney, Santorum swap charges in fiery 20th debate

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, makes a point as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum lsitens during a Republican presidential debate Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) MESA,...

2nd degree murder verdict in lacrosse death trial

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sharon Love, center, and her daughter, Lexie, right, mother and sister of Yeardley Love, arrive at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse with other family members in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The jury has begun in the case of Geore...

Man's childhood comic collection fetches $3.5M

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Feb. 13, 2012 handout photo provided by Heritage Auction , shows the CGC-Certified 6.5 copy of Detective Comics #27 from the Billy Wright Collection at Heritage Auctions in Dallas,Texas. On Wednesday, the collection is expected to bring more than $2...

Cowell: 'X Factor' wants 2 female judges, 2 hosts

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, singer Fergie arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Simon Cowell, creator and judge on “The X Factor” is playing it coy about rumors that Fergie, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson...

Judge says Wash. can't make pharmacies sell Plan B

February 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Kevin Stormans, one of the owners of Ralph’s Thriftway, in Olympia, Wash., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Tacoma, Wash., after a federal judge ruled that Washington state may not force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency...

Authorities ID mountain man suspect in burglaries

February 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office in January, shows a man who authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 identified as Troy James Knapp, walking past a cabin in the remote southern Utah wildness near Zion...

NYPD monitoring of Muslim students sparks outrage

February 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2011 file photo, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses an audience during an event hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Collaborative Initiatives program on the schools campus, in Cambridge, Mass....