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Obama admin approves 2 solar loans worth $1B

September 29, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

This artist rendering released by SolarReserve LLC shows what will be the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, a solar generating facility, that is being constructed northwest of Tonopah, Nev., in Nye County. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, the department has completed a $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy, for...

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US presses wary ally Egypt on Israel, democracy

September 29, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr participate in a joint news conference following a bilateral meeting at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce...

Andy Rooney exiting '60 Minutes' this Sunday

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2005 file photo, CBS “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney is shown in New York. CBS announced Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 that Rooney will make his final appearance on “60 Minutes,” on Sunday’s...

Police ID Ind. shooting victims; killer at large

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Teresa Richardson leaves after talking with a state trooper at the entrance to the home of her former brother-in-law, Roy Napier, where four people were found dead near Laurel, Ind., in rural Franklin county Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. A fifth person was found...

Lawyer: NYC parents feared foster care abuse

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated photo released by NYPD, Shanel Nadal is shown. New York City police are looking for Nadal who took eight of her own children from a child welfare agency without permission. The police said 28-year-old Shanel Nadal of Manhattan was visiting the...

Jackson's voice echoes through Los Angeles court

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Judge Michael E. Pastor gestures at the start of the Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial at Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if...

Census: 131,729 gay couples report they're married

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – On this May 19, 2011 file photo, demonstrators on both sides of the gay marriage issue gathered outside the Minnesota House in St. Paul, Minn. The Census Bureau reports there are 131,729 same-sex couples in the U.S. who say they’re married...

Longtime fugitive US hijacker caught in Portugal

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This arrest photo taken Feb. 15, 1963 and provided by the New Jersey Department of Corrections swows George Wright while in custody for the 1962 murder of a gas station owner in Wall, N.J. Wright was arrested Sept. 26, 2011, by Portuguese authorities at the...

In GOP race, Romney, Perry, Paul are the money men

September 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Only three Republican...

State Dept. hears from Kan., Texas on oil pipeline

September 27, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This Sept. 19, 2011 aerial photo shows a tar sands mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. Environmentalists hoping to block a proposed underground oil pipeline that would snake 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico have pinned their...