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Occupy Wall Street becomes NYC tourist stop

October 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, Tony Parilla, 45, of Manhattan, spray paints t-shirts for free at the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park in New York. Although donations are welcome, the designs are free, with the stipulation that interested pedestrians bring their own shirts. Buttons, t-shirt customizations, and body painting are...

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Mass. killer gets new trial in death penalty case

October 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2001 file photo, Gary Sampson is arraigned in district court in Brockton, Mass., in connection with the stabbing death of 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo of Kingston, Mass. Sampson was later sentenced to death for killing three people during...

Ala. man executed for 6-month-old son’s slaying

October 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama death row inmate Christopher Johnson, who has been executed for killing his infant son in February 2005, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at Holman Prison in Atmore, Ala. (AP Photo/Alabama...

GOP primary contest is getting nasty, personal

October 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speak during a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas. The image of Romney laying a hand on...

Lions and tigers shot in Ohio; owner freed them

October 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Investigators walk around a barn as carcasses lay on the ground at The Muskingum County Animal Farm Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in Zanesville, Ohio. Police with assault rifles stalked a mountain lion, grizzly bear and monkey still on the loose after authorities...

NBA owners, players plan 3rd straight day of talks

October 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA players union, walks through a lobby at the building where labor negotiations took place in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. NBA owners and players ended negotiations Wednesday after more than eight hours....

APNewsBreak: ICE officer arrested in pot smuggling

October 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shows Joshua Duane Powell. Powell is accused of being involved with drug smugglers and Jason Alistair Lowery, a deportation officer with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lowery is accused...

Witness: Jackson doctor caused singer’s death

October 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Anesthesiology expert Dr. Steven Shafer displays the top of a glass bottle of propofol during Dr. Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in downtown Los Angeles. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in...

Medicare costs to reduce Social Security increase

October 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. About 55 million Social Security recipients will get in 2012 their...

Okla. judge blocks abortion law from taking effect

October 20, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this photo taken Oct. 18, 2011, Michelle Movahed, staff attorney for the Center of Reproductive Rights in New York City, answers a question following a hearing in an Oklahoma County courtroom on an Oklahoma abortion law, in Oklahoma City. An...