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Climate contradiction: Less snow, more blizzards

February 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2012 file photo, man-made snow coats a ski run next to barren ground under a chairlift at Shawnee Peak ski area in Bridgton, Maine. Scientists point to both scant recent snowfall in parts of the country and this month’s whopper of a Northeast blizzard as potential global warming signs. [&hellip...

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Ex-boyfriend: McCready left rehab too soon

February 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Yellow crime-scene tape blocks off the home of Mindy McCready in Heber Springs, Ark., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The country singer was found dead there Sunday in an apparent suicide. She was 37. (AP Photo/Jeannie Nuss) HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy...

Round-the-world UK cyclists killed in Thailand

February 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated family photo supplied Monday Feb. 18, 2013, showing British couple Peter Root and Mary Thompson, both 34, who were killed in Thailand Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013, in a road accident during their round-the-world cycling odyssey. The couple from...

Colo. House passes gun-control measures

February 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, center, talks with Rep. Joseph Salazar, left, and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, right, D-Denver, about her bill on limiting the size of ammunition magazines at the Capitol in Denver on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Kicking off a long,...

GOP foes of Hagel nomination say vote should go on

February 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, photo provided by CBS, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., speaks on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in the Washington Sunday. Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, R–S.C., threatened Sunday to stall the nominations of former Sen....

100 RI fire victims remembered in outdoor ceremony

February 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A unidentified woman wipes her face as she reacts during ceremonies held to unveil plans for a permanent memorial on the site of The Station nightclub fire, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in West Warwick, R.I. The 2003 blaze, which broke out when pyrotechnics for the...

Ill. woman killed same day sister sat behind Obama

February 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Chicago, President Barack Obama speaks about the nations struggle with gun violence at an appearance at Hyde Park Academy. An 18-year-old Chicago woman was killed the same day, hours after her sister had sat on...

Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR’s Daytona 500

February 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Danica Patrick, left, displays the flag with Tony Stewart after winning the pole during qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Patrick became the first...

TV show with Pistorius’ dead girlfriend airs

February 16, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In this frame-grab from state television channel SABC 1 a tribute is devoted to slain model Reeva Steenkamp, girlfriend of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. South Africa’s national broadcaster went ahead with the screening of the reality TV show...

World champ at 17: US teen Shiffrin rushes to gold

February 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates winning the gold medal after the second run of the women’s slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Saturday, Feb.16,2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) SCHLADMING, Austria...