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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. Federal mediator George Cohen said the two sides would resume bargaining Thursday afternoon. Owners had...

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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...

All against Cain: Upstart targeted in GOP debate

October 19, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential contenders attacked upstart Herman Cain’s...

Fashion guru gets the boot on ‘Dancing’

October 19, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this image released by ABC, TV personality Rob Kardashian, right, and his partner Cheryl Burke perform on the celebrity dance competition series “Dancing with the Stars,” Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor) LOS...

Cincinnati financier Carl Lindner Jr. dies

October 19, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Carl Lindner Jr., chairman of American Financial Group Inc., shown acknowledging the crowd at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 in Mason, Ohio. Lindner has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) CINCINNATI (AP)...

NBA players, owners meeting with mediator

October 19, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Federal mediator George Cohen, right, arrives for labor talks between the NBA and players’ association, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 in New York. NBA commissioner David Stern said last week during an interview with WFAN radio in New York that without a deal...

From barbecue to Bieber on Obama bus tour

October 19, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama stops to visit with people on the side of the road in Brodnax, Va, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Obama is on a three-day bus tour promoting the American Jobs Act. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said he...