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Singer Mindy McCready’s 5-year-old son in custody

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this undated file photo, country singer Mindy McCready performs in Nashville, Tenn. A missing persons report has been filed for McCready and her 5-year-old son Zander. The Department of Children and Families says the report was filed with Cape Coral Police Tuesday night after McCready took Zander from McCready’s father’s home....

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Accuser’s lawyers: Sandusky account ‘unconvincing’

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 5, 2011 file photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General shows former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald “Jerry” Sandusky, who sexually abused a boy more than 100 times, then threatened his...

Virginia Tech seeks to block fine in shooting case

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 16, 2009, file photo Virginia Tech student Kevin Sterne, who was injured in the Virginia Tech shooting two years ago, looks up at balloons released in remembrance of the victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings prior to the start...

US trade panel to probe solar dispute with China

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Suntech Power CEO Shi Zhengrong speaks next to Yingli Green Energy CEO Miao liansheng, left, during a press briefing in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. A group of China’s biggest solar energy companies, including giants Suntech Power Holdings...

End of the line for Cain? Announcement Saturday

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks to supporters at The Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Rock Hill , S.C. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro) ATLANTA (AP) — Rapidly becoming a mere footnote in the presidential race, Herman...

After uproar, Ky. church revisits interracial ban

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this November 2010 file photo provided by Stella Harville, Stella Harville and her fiancé, Ticha Chikuni, pose for a picture in Richmond, Ky. Stella’s childhood church in Pike County, Kentucky, the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church, voted to...

Paisley to hang with Urban after his vocal surgery

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 16, 2009 file photo, Brad Paisley, left, and Keith Urban accept the Collaborative Video of the Year Award at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Paisley plans to hang out with a recovering Urban after having vocal chord surgery....

A glimmer of good news for Obama in jobs report

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in a building under construction in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, part of his Better Building Initiative to promote energy efficient buildings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally, a flicker...

Ex-Colorado sheriff charged in meth-for-sex case

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan is seen in an undated photo provided by the Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says more charges are being considered against former sheriff Patrick Sullivan...

Calif. residents grapple with windstorm cleanup

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Crews from Southern California Edison power company work to clean up and restore power on Live Oak Avenue, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Temple City, Calif. With more than 100,000 people still without power Friday from one of the biggest windstorms to hit the...