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NHL on ice: Lockout all but set with no bargaining

September 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Carolina Hurricanes’ Eric Staal leaves the locker room after an informal workout for the NHL hockey team at Raleigh Center Ice on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. Staal was taking his gear, which is normally stored in the lockers, with him as the players will not be allowed to use the facility in [&hellip...

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Calif. filmmaker: I won’t return to besieged home

September 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney Steve Seiden speaks to reporters outside at a home believed to belong to the filmmaker associated with an anti-Muslim film, that has caused controversy and violence throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos,...

Al-Qaida calls for more attacks on embassies

September 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Afghans shout anti-U.S. slogans in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 during a protest against an anti-Islam film which depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) CAIRO...

Obama, Romney square off on China, jobs

September 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is seen in silhouette as he boards his campaign charter plane while the sun sets in Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, after holding a campaign rally and fundraising events. (AP...

All-female bloc runs in Palestinian elections

September 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 photo, Palestinian women, members of the political party “By Participating, We Can.”, attend a meeting in the West Bank city of Hebron. Local elections are set for next month and the all-female party _ a first in...

Pro sports more gay-friendly as athletes speak out

September 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this July 28, 2012 photo, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is shown at NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. NFL punters are only seen on fourth down, and heard from less than that. But with a constitutional gay marriage ban on Minnesota’s...

Al Potter, the potter, hooked on clay and the wheel since college

September 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Al Potter shapes his next creation. Rey Berrones Photo Al Potter’s surname decided his career path well before he did. He decided he would live up to that name his sophomore year of college at Massachusetts College of Art. He said he took a pottery course...

Hank the Cowdog had real-life model

September 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Author John Erickson of Hank the Cowdog fame signs a book for Heather Donahue, 9, at the Roswell Convention Center during a Friends of the Roswell Public Library presentation, Friday evening. Mark Wilson Photo He introduced thousands of youngsters to a...

Salazar in custody

September 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Isaac Sal-azar, 20, who was wanted in connection with the Arnulfo Villela homicide, turned himself in to the police on Wednesday. Villela, 18, was shot and killed outside a residence in the 800 block of East Hendricks Street on July 6. Court records state...

Egan-Jones cuts US debt rating to AA- from AA

September 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE-In this July 18, 2012 file photo, credit card logos are seen on a downtown storefront as a pedestrian passes in Atlanta. Egan-Jones announced Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, that it is downgrading its rating on U.S. debt to AA- from AA, citing Federal Reserve...