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BP civil settlement remains elusive as trial nears

February 20, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 12, 2010 file photo, crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala. The U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf coast states most affected by a massive 2010 oil spill have all indicated they would like to reach a settlement on civil claims against [&hellip...

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NYPD, Microsoft create crime-fighting tech system

February 20, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 photo shows a detail of a video wall showing New York city police officers an interactive map of an area in the city, security footage from nearby cameras, if there are high radiation levels and whether any other threats have been...

Official: Calif. gunman was loner, ‘gamer’

February 20, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Tustin Police Chief Scott Jordan takes questions about the gunman, Ali Syed, a suspect in a series of shootings during a news conference in Tustin, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. In less than an hour, Syed, an unemployed part-time student, shot and killed a...

Obama considers weighing in on gay marriage case

February 20, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage, a step that could be a major political victory...

Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty in campaign case

February 20, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

With the Capitol dome in the background, Rev. Jessie Jackson, Sr. and his wife Jacqueline Lavinia Brown arrive at federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, where their son, former Illinois Rep. Jessie Jackson, Jr., and his wife Sandra were to...

Police: 7 or 8 hurt in Kansas City gas fire

February 19, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this image taken from video from KCTV, firefighters battle a massive fire at Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/KCTV) MANDATORY CREDIT: KCTV KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A car crashed into a gas main Tuesday evening in an...

US ready to strike back against China cyberattacks

February 19, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The building housing “Unit 61398” of the People’s Liberation Army is seen in the outskirts of Shanghai, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013. Cyberattacks that stole information from 141 targets in the U.S. and other countries have been traced to the Chinese military...

DiCaprio calls for ivory trade ban in Thailand

February 19, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows actor Leonardo DiCaprio at a special screening of “Django Unchained,” at The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. DiCaprio has called on the Thai government to ban all ivory trade in...

Ex, current Peterson lawyers face off in court

February 19, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Joel Brodsky, center, former attorney for convicted murderer Drew Peterson answers questions as he leaves the Will County Courthouse Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Joliet, Ill. after a special hearing involving Peterson’s murder trial. A judge recessed...

In fact-based films, how much fiction is OK?

February 19, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

This image released by DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation shows Sally Field and Daniel Day-Lewis appear in a scene from “Lincoln.” (AP Photo/DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC and Twentieth Century Fox...