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ESPN pulls intro after Williams' Obama comments

October 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

CORRECTS COLTS’ OPPONENT – FILE – In this July 14, 2011, file photo, Hank Williams Jr. performs during the recording of a promo for ESPN’s broadcasts of “Monday Night Football,” in Winter Park, Fla. ESPN is pulling Williams’ classic intro song from its broadcast of Monday night’s NFL game between the...

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Anti-Wall Street protests spread nationwide

October 4, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

Occupy Wall Street protestor Lincoln Statler is arrested along with several others in the financial district’s Zucotti park, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in New York. The arrests of 700 people on Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend fueled the anger of the...

Pa. would let counties set gas drilling fees

October 4, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

Carpenter students listen to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speak during a press conference at the Carpenters Training Center in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Corbett’s plan for the state’s natural gas boom would let counties impose a fee on...

Minn. woman facing Somalia terror case arrested

October 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, left, and Amina Farah Ali, both of Rochester, Minn., leave the U.S. District Court after appearing at a hearing in St Paul, Minn. The two women are accused of funneling money to a terrorist...

ER doc: Jackson physician never mentioned propofol

October 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Conrad Murray watches the testimony of during Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial in downtown Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of...

Paraplegic skipper lauded for saving lives at sea

October 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Cushions lay strewn about the 24-foot boat, Job Site 2, in front of paraplegic skipper Nicholas Masi III’s house in Biddeford, Maine on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Masi is being credited with actions that helped save the lives of all but one friend on his...

San Francisco DogPAC endorses mayoral candidate

October 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Dogs walk off-leash with their human companions at Fort Funston in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. There are more dogs in this City by the Bay than there are kids. So it stands to reason dog owners carry a lot of clout _ so much so they think their...

3 dead, 3 wounded in California party shooting

October 3, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Police investigate the scene of a shooting Sunday, Oct. 2 2011, outside a warehouse in San Leandro, Calif. Three people were killed and three others wounded when at least two gunmen opened fire as partygoers left a Northern California warehouse early Sunday,...

Long road from farm to fork worsens food outbreaks

October 3, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

Workers use a tractor to remove plastic from a field of rotting cantaloupe on the Jensen Farms near Holly, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. The Food and Drug Administration has recalled 300,000 cases of cantaloupe grown on the Jensen Farms after...

Next NPR CEO is longtime 'Sesame Street' honcho

October 3, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 17, 2010 file photo, Gary E. Knell attends the 69th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards in New York. Knell, the longtime president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will take over leadership of NPR on Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes,...