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NTSB: Pilot said he picked up ice before NJ crash

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Ralph Hicks, investigator in charge with the National Transportation Safety Board, walks away after a news conference about the developments in the collection of debris of a plane that crashed on the highway, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Morris Township, N.J. The high-performance Socata TBM-700 turboprop spun out of control and crashed, killing all five...

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EPA tells nation’s dirty power plants to clean up

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This July 27, 2010 file photo shows one of the stacks at the Four Corners Power Plant, operated by Arizona Public Service on tribal land near Fruitland, N.M. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated to release rules aimed at reducing...

Economy ends tough 2011 on a surprising upswing

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, store manager Joseph Sublett changes gasoline prices to reflect a three-cent drop at a Little Rock, Ark., Conoco-Phillips station. The U.S. economy is ending 2011 on a roll. Growth in the fourth quarter likely...

Reid to Boehner: OK compromise payroll tax cut now

December 21, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks of the floor of the House chamber on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Washington. The House rejected legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, drawing a swift rebuke from President Barack...

Defense in WikiLeaks case begins giving its side

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this courtroom sketch, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, his attorney David Coombs, standing left, Prosecution attorney Ashden Fein, center, and Inspecting Officer Paul Almanza, upper right, and witness Adrian Lamo, right, appear in a courtroom in Fort...

Romney says Gingrich can’t take campaign heat

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reads from a tele-prompter as he makes a campaign speech in Bedford, N.H. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney says if Newt Gingrich...

Interstates reopening after Great Plains snowstorm

December 21, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments Off

A Potter County road grader works to clear parts of Indian Hills Road Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region....

Travelers sit in Kansas as snowstorm socks Plains

December 20, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments Off

Longmont police respond to three separate weather-related accidents as snow falls on Colo. Hwy. 66 at Francis Street in Longmont, Colo., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2001. A major storm is bringing blizzard conditions to Colorado’s southeastern corner, where...

Stocks soar on Europe hopes, strong housing starts

December 20, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

Traders Gerard Farco, left, and Richard Cohen, right. work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Stocks are surging after the opening bell following encouraging signs out of Europe and a jump in apartment building in the U.S. (AP...

Bon Jovi: ‘Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey’

December 20, 2011 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, singer Jon Bon Jovi attends the premiere of “New Year’s Eve” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Bon Jovi wants fans to know he’s not dead, and he has posted a photo proving it....