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Justices’ new term has expectations on gay unions

October 5, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

As the Supreme Court begins its new term this week, pro-life advocates hold a prayer vigil on the plaza of the high court in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The group, Bound 4 Life, has come to the court for ten years to make a silent appeal against abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) [&hellip...

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California drought worries pool industry

October 5, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

Workers replace the plaster in a swimming pool in Santa Ana, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. California swimming pool companies just regaining their financial footing after the recession are now facing a new challenge: a devastating drought that has put...

Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

October 3, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows a copy of a passenger health screening form filled out by Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, which was obtained by the Associated Press from the Liberia Airport Authority. Liberia plans to prosecute Duncan, who brought Ebola into...

Gun foes plan to match NRA spending in fall races

October 3, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords testifies before a Washington state House panel in Olympia, Wash. Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and...

NY teen in fatal football collision mourned

October 3, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

Players from John Glenn High School and Shoreham-Wading River School greet each other during a memorial at Shoreham-Wading River School in Shoreham, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Authorities say Tom Cutinella, 16-year-old football player at Shoreham-Wading...

Netflix signs Adam Sandler to four-film deal

October 3, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Adam Sander smiles during a press conference for “Men, Women, and Children” at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and...

Stars of ‘Real Housewives’ get prison for fraud

October 3, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, center left, gets into a vehicle while leaving Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after an appearance, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Teresa Giudice was...

Police look at cold cases after arrest in Virginia

October 3, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

Police on ATV’s search a fence line along a highway for any sign of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in Keswick, Va., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., charged with abducting Graham, didn’t appear in court...

Police: Phelps’ eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

October 2, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 29, 2004, file photo, Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps, center, signs autorgaphs for fans after pleading guilty to drunken driving charges in district court in Salisbury, Md. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI...

US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

October 2, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time since a rash...