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Missing girl’s mom arrested on child abuse charges

November 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, Jerice Hunter, mother of missing 5-year-old girl Jhessye Shockley is photographed Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Sgt. Brent Coombs said Monday that Jerice Hunter was arrested on child abuse charges “directly related to Jhessye.” Jhessye Shockley has been missing since Oct. 11. Coombs said at...

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‘al-Qaida sympathizer’ accused of NYC bomb plots

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Jose Pimentel, 27, right, represented by attorney Joseph Zablocki, left, is arraigned at Manhattan criminal court, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in New York. Pimentel, 27, an “al-Qaida sympathizer” accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in...

Beyonce worried baby secret would be revealed

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Singer Beyonce Knowles attends a special screening of “Beyonce Live At Roseland: The Elements of 4″ at the Paris Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) NEW YORK (AP) — It’s tough to keep a pregnancy a secret...

Taylor Swift wins 3 trophies at AMAs

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Lady Antebellum accepts the award for country band, duo or group at the 39th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in Los Angeles. From left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor...

Officers in pepper spray incident placed on leave

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, photo occupy protester David Buscho is helped after being pepper sprayed by campus police while blocking their exit from the school’s Quad Friday in Davis, Calif. Two University of California, Davis police officers...

Theodore Forstmann, big in 80s takeover wave, dies

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 29, 1996 file photo, takeover artist Ted Forstmann poses in his office in New York. Forstmann, a longtime financier who counted the iconic baseball card company Topps and business jet company Gulfstream Aerospace among his buyouts,...

Stewart wins Homestead to win NASCAR championship

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Crew members works on Tony Stewart’s car during a pit stop in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart insisted he...

Penn State gets first victory since JoePa fired

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State’s Matt McGloin, left, and teammate Drew Astorino celebrate their 20-14 win over Ohio State in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The last time Penn State...

Passive Occupy protesters take pepper spray blast

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

University of California, Davis, student Mike Fetterman, receives a treatment for pepper spray by UC Davis firefighter Nate Potter, after campus police dismantled an Occupy Wall Street encampment on the campus quad in Davis, Calif., Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. UC...

Officials say 32 homes destroyed in Reno fire

November 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Austin Hardage, 23, left, returns, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 to the charred rubble that used to be the home where he and his wife, Sarah Hardage, 22, lived in an upscale community in the Sierra foothills in southwest Reno, Nev. before a wildfire destroyed that...