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NASA marks 2012 with twin probes in moon orbit

January 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated artist rendering provided by NASA on Dec. 21,2011 shows the twin Grail spacecraft mapping the lunar gravity field. The two probes are scheduled to enter orbit around the moon over New Year’s weekend. (AP Photo/NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory) LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA kicked off the new year with a pair of probes [&hellip...

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Gingrich: ‘I feel Romney-boated’

January 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is seen on a television screen at a sport bar as Republican presidential candidate, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, right, and wife, Callista, center, make a campaign stop, Sunday,...

Santorum events jammed as candidate rises in polls

January 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum looks on as he waits to speak to local residents during a campaign stop at the Daily Grind coffee shop, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Sioux City, Iowa. Republican presidential candidates...

Police try to ID body found in search for Ark. mom

January 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A.L. Cornett, the Hot Springs Village police and fire chief, talks about a body near where it was found Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, near Jessieville, Ark. Investigators were working Saturday to identify a body found in a forest a few miles from a missing police...

Hospital lures rural doctors with unusual offer

January 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

ASHLAND, Kan. (AP) — The hospital had lost the last doctor in a succession of those who came to the remote Kansas town and left again. A sole physician assistant kept watch over the 24-bed facility and its adjacent nursing home. It was on the verge of...

Hope reigns as Americans prepare to ring in 2012

January 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bundles of balloons and curious pedestrians wait at a crosswalk outside the Times Square police station as city police officials begin ramping up security before Saturday’s New Years Eve celebrations, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in New York. Behind the...

No. 3 Kentucky beats No. 4 Louisville 69-62

January 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rapper Jay-Z is introduced during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Kentucky and Louisville in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Kentucky won 69-62. (AP Photo/James Crisp) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...

Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks during a campaign appearance at a Hy-Vee grocery store, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP...

Domestic policy chief starts, leaves amid crises

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, left, talks with White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, as they wait outside the East Room of the White House in Washington, before attending the...

APNewsBreak: Russell Brand, Katy Perry to divorce

December 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this Tuesday, April 19, 2011 file photo, British actor Russell Brand and his wife Katy Perry arrive for the European premiere of Arthur, in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, FILE LOS ANGELES (AP) — British actor-comedian Russell Brand is divorcing...