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Ellen DeGeneres receives top humor prize in DC

October 23, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Actress Lily Tomlin poses for photographers on the red carpet before entertainer Ellen DeGeneres receives the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation’s top comedians hailed Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer Monday night as...

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Exec says he never heard man was Spears’ manager

October 23, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 file photo, Britney Spears’ parents, Lynne Spears, left, and Jamie Spears arrive at court in Los Angeles. Testimony has opened in a defamation lawsuit against Britney Spears’ parents, with a top record...

1st defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

October 23, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Brian Jones, looks at the parents of Robert Champion Monday, October 22, 2012 apologizes to Pam, mother and Robert Champion Jr. before being sentenced in a Orlando, Florida courtroom in Florida A&M University hazing incident. Jones was given six months of...

Obama, Romney allies square off on foreign policy

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. greets the crowd at an campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of their final presidential debate, Mitt Romney and...

Romney won’t say if he’s open to 1-on-1 Iran talks

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney laughs as he watches a flag football game between between reporters that cover Romney, and Romney staff on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 in Delray Beach, Fla. Romney took a short break from...

In Cuban missile showdown, 2 brothers’ own crisis

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Jose Ignacio Castro Toirac, left, listens as his brother Julio De-Castro Toirac recounts the events that took place during the Cuban Missile Crisis in Oct., 1962, in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Unbeknownst to one another, Julio and Jose...

Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, House Ways and Means Committee member, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, makes a comment during a meeting of the Payroll Tax conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A temporary reduction in Social Security...

George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 14, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern with his wife, Eleanor, and Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton with his wife, Barbara Ann, stand before the Democratic National Convention delegates who chose them to try to capture the White House...

Pregnant NY woman set to marry was fatally stabbed

October 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Memorial candles sit in front of the house where Vindalee Smith was murdered in New York, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Smith, 38, who was eight months pregnant, was found stabbed to death Saturday in her apartment, the day before her wedding, police said. (AP...

Dad, 4-year-old killed in Calif. shooting; 3 hurt

October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Police officers respond to the scene where a man, wearing a mask, set a duplex on fire and then shot five members of a family on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in Inglewood, Calif. A father and his 4-year-old son were killed and a woman and two other young children...