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More trouble for Obama nominee to be envoy to Iraq

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Six GOP members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday calling on him to withdraw Brett McGurk's nomination.

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NASA launches telescope to seek out black holes

Posted: 06/13/2012 - NASA on Wednesday launched its newest X-ray space telescope on a mission to shine a light on black holes and other hard-to-see objects lurking in the Milky Way and other galaxies.

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Mobster's girlfriend files sentence appeal notice

Posted: 06/13/2012 - The day after the longtime girlfriend of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping him while he was on the run, her lawyer filed a notice in court saying she may appeal.

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Cops: 1 woman dead in shooting at Buffalo hospital

Posted: 06/13/2012 - A police official confirms that a woman was killed Wednesday morning on the grounds of the Erie County Medical Center, which he describes as being in "complete lockdown"

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Jerry Sandusky trial testimony set to resume

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Prosecutors are set to present more witnesses at Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial following two days of graphic testimony about alleged abuse by the former Penn State assistant football coach.

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Gunman dies after 14-hour Neb. pharmacy standoff

Posted: 06/13/2012 - A gunman who held a pharmacy owner hostage at his store in rural western Nebraska is dead after a 14-hour standoff, the Nebraska State Patrol said early Wednesday.

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Feds: Horse racing operation tied to drug cartel

Posted: 06/13/2012 - On Tuesday, authorities raided those stables and a horse ranch in Oklahoma accusing Trevino and others of running a sophisticated money-laundering operation

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Dispute over ND Fighting Sioux nickname nears end

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Voters overwhelmingly decided Tuesday to dump the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux moniker, an issue that has put its athletic teams at risk of NCAA sanctions and divided sports fans.

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Suspect in fatal Auburn shooting surrenders

Posted: 06/13/2012 - The three-day hunt for a man charged with killing three people near Auburn University ended with the suspect walking up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and peacefully turning himself in

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Closings set in Houston stand your ground trial

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Jurors will soon begin deliberating the fate of a Texas man who argues the state's version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to fatally shoot a neighbor in 2010 after a confrontation about a loud party.

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NASA chief to see history-making SpaceX capsule

Posted: 06/13/2012 - On Wednesday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk will see the spacecraft at the company's rocket factory in McGregor, about 150 miles southwest of Dallas.

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Sandusky jurors hear of 2 more alleged victims

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Jerry Sandusky displayed no visible emotion as more witnesses testified for the prosecution, one an alleged victim who fought back tears describing the famous assistant football coach at Penn State.

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Mass. mobster Bulger's longtime lover gets 8 years

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The longtime girlfriend of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for helping one of the FBI's most-wanted men stay on the run for 16 years, a life her lawyer said she doesn't regret because she still loves Bulger.

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Doctors: Face-chewing victim 'awake and alert'

Posted: 06/12/2012 - A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack along a busy Miami street is now `awake and alert," according to doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

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Massachusetts town puts $20 fine on profanity

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Police in the town of 22,000 will be writing tickets bearing fines in that amount to those who foul its public places with profanity after residents voted 183-50 Monday night

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Firefighters make progress on Colo., NM wildfires

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The New Mexico fire, near the mountain community of Ruidoso, is now 30 percent contained after firefighters in took advantage of a break in hot, windy weather to build lines on Monday.

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2nd accuser tearfully details Sandusky abuse

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The boy, labeled Victim No. 1 by prosecutors, is now 18 years old. He choked back tears as he spoke of encounters that included Sandusky fondling him, kissing him and ultimately engaging in a sex act.

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Jurors to hear closing arguments in Clemens case

Posted: 06/12/2012 - After eight weeks, jurors are finally getting to hear closing arguments in the Roger Clemens perjury trial Tuesday, and they are expected to begin deliberations later in the day.

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