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Oprah Winfrey visits Haiti under tight security

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Oprah Winfrey, left, stands with actor Sean Penn in a camp for people displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake in what was once a golf club in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Winfrey is visiting the settlement camp run by Penn and his aid group J/P HRO. (AP Photo/Lionel Lafortune) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — [&hellip...

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Lohan says she should have listened to advisers

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this cover image released by Playboy Enterprises, Inc., actress Lindsay Lohan is shown on the cover of the January/February 2012 issue of “Playboy”. Playboy released Lohan’s issue early after it leaked online, just days before the actress...

High court to review tough Arizona immigration law

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Sept. 28, 2010 photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent drives along the international border fence near Nogales, Ariz. The Supreme Court agreed Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. The...

Forget the fruitcake: Give skydiving lessons

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A screen grab from Groupon’s web site is shown Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. In the uncertain economy, presents like massages and cooking classes play into a growing desire to seek out comfort and treasure cozy moments with family and friends. It helps, too,...

Protests boost sales and fears of sonic blaster

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Sept. 14, 2011, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bevington, requirements officer with the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, demonstrates one of the military’s latest voice projection system and instant translation technologies, that can project...

Pauley Perrette: Goth go-to gal on drama ‘NCIS’

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, actress Pauley Perrette arrives at the 2011 Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. Perrette portrays Abby Sciuto, the Goth lab rat on CBS’ crime procedural,...

Meryl Streep covers Vogue magazine for first time

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this cover image released by Vogue, actress Meryl Streep, star of the film “The Iron Lady,” is shown on the cover of the January 2012 issue of “Vogue.” (AP Photo/Vogue) NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep may be one of the finest...

Fed nearing a plan to clarify direction of rates

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2010 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. The Federal Reserve under Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the...

NYPD officer shot, killed at scene of break-in

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the New York City Police Dept. shows a semi-automatic pistol recovered by police after Officer Peter Figoski was shot in the face and killed early Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, while responding to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn...

Protesters halt operations at some western ports

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Protesters set up a picket line at a Port of Portland terminal Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Portland, Ore., as part of a West Coast “day of action.” Anti-Wall Street protesters along the West Coast joined an effort Monday to blockade some of the...