A pardon for Jim Morrison: Just a few years late

A pardon for Jim Morrison: Just a few years late

A hot, frenzied night in Miami changed life for Jim Morrison and The Doors. That’s something the late singer’s pardon on indecent exposure and profanity charges can’t correct. “It made him realize he was no longer in the graces of the gods, that things could go wrong,” said Ray Manzarek, the band’s keyboard player. “Jim […]

Obama confident Senate will ratify nuclear treaty

Obama confident Senate will ratify nuclear treaty

Pushing a top foreign policy priority, President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday the Senate would quickly ratify a U.S.-Russia nuclear arms pact that secured a major endorsement — former President George H.W. Bush. The president also reiterated his insistence that Congress approve a tax deal he negotiated with Republicans, urging lawmakers to examine the details […]

Pissed Democrats say tax bill will likely pass but they’re not happy about it

Pissed Democrats say tax bill will likely pass but they’re not happy about it

Slowly, painfully and reluctantly, congressional Democrats are slogging their way toward acceptance of President Barack Obama‘s tax cut compromise, which would let rich and poor Americans keep Bush-era tax cuts that were scheduled to expire this month. After Obama publicly defended the plan for a third day Wednesday, and Vice President Joe Biden met with […]

Maryland bomb suspect knew about Oregon plot

Maryland bomb suspect knew about Oregon plot

A 21-year-old arrested when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruiting center knew about the alleged terrorist in Oregon nabbed in a sting operation and even talked about it with an informant working with the FBI to catch him, authorities said. Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who […]

Sorry your honor but immigration made me do it

Sorry your honor but immigration made me do it

The lawyer for an African woman charged with smuggling young girls from Togo to New Jersey said her trial was about cultural norms that failed to translate in America. Twelve American jurors saw it as a clear-cut example of human trafficking, and she was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Both sides focused on the […]

Republicans thumb noses at senior citizens again

Republicans thumb noses at senior citizens again

House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a second consecutive year without a cost-of-living increase. President Barack Obama and Democrats have urged approval of the one-time payment, saying seniors barely getting by on their Social Security checks face undue hardships without the COLA increase. […]

Career criminal acted alone in killing publicist

Career criminal acted alone in killing publicist

Investigators said Wednesday that they believe a Hollywood publicist was killed by the career criminal who committed suicide last week in a seedy apartment lobby as police closed in on him. The announcement by Beverly Hills police marks a major break in an investigation that has baffled detectives for nearly month and stunned Hollywood ever […]

Obama’s new scare tactic: No tax cut, new recession

Obama’s new scare tactic: No tax cut, new recession

Raising the direst alarm yet, the Obama administration warned fellow Democrats on Wednesday that if they defeat the big tax-cut compromise detested by many liberals they could jolt the entire nation back into recession. President Barack Obama appealed anew for Congress to “get this done” and insisted that more congressional Democrats would climb aboard as […]