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Biker group mourns 5 who died at charity event

September 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Clarksville Police survey the trailer where five people were found dead Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 in Clarksville, Tenn., at the Clarksville Speedway. The deaths brought an abrupt halt to the celebration of the state’s largest toy run for needy children, which was hosted Saturday at the speedway by Bikers Who Care. (AP Photo/The Leaf-Chronicle, Luke...

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Pentagon says military is ready for gay ban repeal

September 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This Sept. 13, 2011 photo shows Stephen Peters, 31, in front of his Marine uniform at his home in San Diego. Peters, a former Marine who told his commanding officer he was gay and is living with an active-duty Marine, recalled past challenges trying to keep...

Records: Shooting suspect killed previous wife

September 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Lakeland Police and Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies investigate a shooting in Lakeland, Fla. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. A gunman killed his wife at their Florida home and then burst through the front door of a nearby church on Sunday, wounding a pastor...

'Mad Men,' 'Boardwalk Empire' face off at Emmys

September 18, 2011 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Elizabeth McGovern, an Emmy nominee for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for “Downton Abbey,” poses at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Los Angeles. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held...

NTSB: Plane that crashed at air race had camera

September 18, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Noah Joraanstad, a commercial pilot from Alaska, lies in a hospital as he points to himself in a video taken at the air show where he was injured a day earlier, in Reno, Nev., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. Joraanstad was injured after pilot Jimmy Leeward’s...

Obama signs 1st major patent law change since 1952

September 16, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama signs the American Invents Act, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed into law...

At 9/11 memorial, mourners take home rubbings

September 16, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, Corey Gaugioso makes a rubbing of the name of his sister, Candace Lee Williams, on a wall surrounding the reflecting pool at the National September 11 Memorial in New York on the 10th anniversary of the attacks...

Illinois high court hears police torture arguments

September 15, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Stanley Wrice. On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Wrice, a Chicago man who’s spent nearly 30...

NC stepmom pleads guilty in disabled girl's murder

September 15, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Elisa Baker looks on in Catawba County court in Newton, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Baker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra Baker, nearly a year after freckle-faced girl’s...

Official slams corn syrup rebranding

September 15, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Displayed is a nutrition label on a can of soda with the ingredient high fructose corn syrup Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Philadelphia. A recent attempt by the corn industry to change the name of a widely used but increasingly controversial sweetener was...