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Obama: American dream in peril, fast action needed

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures while giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen at rear. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for...

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Marine to serve no jail time in Iraqi killings

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich leaves after a court session at Camp Pendleton in Camp Pendleton, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The lone Marine convicted in his squad’s killing of two...

Okla. hospital must pay $1M to Garth Brooks

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Country singer Garth Brooks leaves a courtroom during a civil trial at the Rogers County Courthouse in Claremore, Okla. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Brooks says an Oklahoma hospital pledged to name a women’s center for his late mother in return for...

Rockefeller impostor ordered to stand trial

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German man who masqueraded as a member of the famous Rockefeller family, appears in a preliminary hearing in an Alhambra, Calif., court Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Gerhartsreiter is charged in the cold case murder of John Sohus,...

Government informant testifies in Ariz. bomb trial

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 30, 2004, file photo, Don Logan, director of Scottsdsale’s Diversity and Dialogue Office, speaks at a news conference , at the Human Resources Complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., after Logan returning to work a month after a package...

Romney’s mountain of wealth could cause loud echo

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at National Gypsum Company in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s tax returns tell the tale: Yes, he’s rich...

Prosecutor: Stanford stole investors’ money

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2010 file photo, R. Allen Stanford arrives in custody at the federal courthouse for a hearing in Houston. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, after much delay, federal prosecutors in Houston are due to begin laying out their case against...

Heated charges, counter-charges in Florida debate

January 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gestures during a Republican presidential debate Monday Jan. 23, 2012, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential...

Obama offers condolences to Paterno’s family

January 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A mural is shown on the side of a student bookstore, with a likeness of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno on it wearing a halo that was added Monday, Jan 23, 2012, in State College, Pa.. Paterno, a sainted figure at Penn State for almost half a...

Romney defends investments, readies tax returns

January 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after a discussion on housing and foreclosure, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate...