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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 Torrrance, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Peters had opted out of a [&hellip...

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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...

‘Soul Train’ host Don Cornelius dead of suicide

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997 file photo, television producer Don Cornelius holds a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after the unveiling of his star in Los Angeles. Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,”...

Small radiation amount ‘could have’ escaped plant

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 1, 2010 file photo, the San Onofre nuclear power plant, seen here in north San Diego County, Calif. Operators of the nuclear power plant worked to diagnose a problem with a reactor that was shut down because of a possible leak, but...

Treasure hunter says he found $3B WWII wreck

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Greg Brooks, co-manager of Sub Sea Research, is seen aboard the salvage ship Sea Hunter in Boston Harbor Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 holding a picture of the British merchant ship Port Nicholson which was sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 with a cargo of 71 tons of...

US Muslims seek clemency for condemned US-Iranian

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 27 2011 file video frame grab made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV, U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, accused by Iran of spying for the CIA, sits in Tehran’s revolutionary court, in Iran. An American Muslim group...

Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated police booking photo released by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department shows former Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, 61, who was arrested for felony molestation of 23 kids after photos surfaced. Berndt been charged with committing lewd...

Santorum, Paul campaign out West as Florida votes

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum attends a Tea Party Rally Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Gurzinski) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dealt loses as expected in Florida, Republican presidential candidates Rick...

Ind. election chief’s job on line in fraud trial

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 8, 2011, file photo shows Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White in Indianapolis. White faces voter fraud charges Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in a case that could decide if he remains as the state’s top election official....

Major GOP ‘super PAC’ raised $51 million in 2011

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2012 file photo, Jon Hunstman Sr. is seen in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year’s presidential election. Now, for the first time since they started shaping the campaign in...