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Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Security gather outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday Feb. 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills Calif. Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48.(AP Photo/Mark J. [&hellip...

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No discipline planned at North Dakota degree mill

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dickinson State University President D.C. Coston speaks on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Badlands Activities Center in Dickinson, N.D. According to an audit report, the university awarded hundreds of degrees to foreign students who did not earn them. (AP...

Maine GOP chairman says Romney wins caucuses

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks to his supporters following his loss in the Maine caucus to Mitt Romney, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mitt Romney narrowly...

US faces tough fight in cash smuggling crackdown

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT TITLE OF IMMIGRATION AGENTS TO HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS – This undated photo, provided by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), shows bulk cash, seized by the ICE, which was hidden under the lining of a suit case....

Jennifer Hudson, tattoo artist? Could've happened

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 photo, singer Jennifer Hudson poses at The Pan African Film & Arts Festival’s opening night premiere of Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man” in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Oil spill fouls river in eastern Venezuela

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012, crude oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline blackens the Guarapiche River, outskirts of Maturin, eastern Venezuela. Workers have removed a “good percentage of the crude” from the river said Ramiro...

Brad Goreski promises 'something magical' on TV

February 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, stylist Brad Goreski arrives at the 2012 HBO Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Goreski has new clients who include Noomi Rapace, a new Bravo TV show, “It’s a Brad, Brad...

Sandusky says he feels people have turned on him

February 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) BELLEFONTE,...

Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

February 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 23, 2012 file photo shows U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., touring the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center, one of her favorite charities, with her staffer Ron Barber in Tucson, Ariz. Barber, a top aide to former...

Isner shocks Federer in Davis Cup; US leads 2-0

February 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

US Davis Cup tennis player John Isner reacts after he won against Swiss Davis Cup tennis player Roger Federer during a Davis Cup World Group first round second match between Switzerland and the US in the Forum Arena in Fribourg, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 10,...