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Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims NY abuse

November 28, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash poses with the “Sesame Street” muppet in the Fender Music Lodge during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Sesame Workshop says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from “Sesame Street” in the wake of allegations that he had sex [&hellip...

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A big disconnect as ‘fiscal cliff’ clock ticks

November 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the Thanksgiving holiday in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The White House said Tuesday, Nov. 27, that the president plans to make a public case this week...

Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP

November 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee, center, accompanied by fellow Senate Armed Services Committee member, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.,, right, gestures while speaking to...

Minn. man says he ‘fired more shots than I needed’

November 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In a Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 photo, Rachel Brady, sister of Nick Brady, and cousin of Haile Kifer, who were shot and killed during an alleged break in on Thanksgiving Day, speaks about her brother to a crowd who gathered for a vigil in Little Falls, Minn. Byron...

Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

November 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Workers pack a shipping truck on “Cyber Monday” at the Amazon.com 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Phoenix. Americans clicked away on their computers and smartphones for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected...

Cuomo: Sandy cost NY, NYC $32B in damage and loss

November 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 aerial file photo shows the Breezy Point neighborhood, in New York, where more than 50 homes were burned to the ground as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York and the state and...

Despite talk of compromise, fiscal deal elusive

November 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, file photo, shoppers wait on a check-out line in the Times Square Toys-R-Us store after doors were opened to the public at 8 p.m., in New York. U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the...

Some GOP lawmakers now flout anti-tax man Norquist

November 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In this Feb. 11, 2012 fie photo, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. For decades, Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office...

Holiday shopping season off to record start

November 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE -In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, Black Friday shoppers pour into the Valley River Center mall for the Midnight Madness sale, in Eugene, Ore. U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend,...

New Congress: Fewer moderates make deals harder

November 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 6, 2012 file photo shows Sen.-elect Deb Fischer, R-Neb. speaking in Lincoln, Neb. When the next Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer of the tea party-backed 2010 House GOP freshmen who...