FARMVILLE, Va. – An aspiring rapper who embraced a style of music known as “horrorcore” pleaded guilty Monday to killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and her friend. Richard “Sam” McCroskey was sentenced to life in prison Monday as part of his agreement to plead guilty to two counts of capital murder and two counts […]

Ten Oregon high school football players remain hospitalized as they’re treated for a rare soft-tissue condition that has school authorities puzzled. Eighteen McMinnville High School athletes experienced “compartment syndrome,” which caused soreness and swelling in their triceps and high levels of creatine kinase, a protein that can harm the kidneys. Three players had surgery to […]

Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich asked the judge for guidance on how to proceed if they can’t reach a unanimous verdict, the judge said during a hearing. U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel in Chicago read the panel’s note in a full courtroom today as Blagojevich and his brother […]

In an historical move, the President will appear on today’s episode of The View.  President Obama said the only reason he had chosen this show over all the others was because his wife Michelle watched it. Take a look: “The View’s” Elizabeth Hasselbeck Takes On Shirley Sherrod [VIDEO] Obama On “The View”: What Would You […]

From the NY Times: COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the unemployment rate still stuck close to 10 percent, President Obama flew to this political swing state on Friday to tout his economic stimulus program, which he credited with its 10,000th road project.Mr. Obama said the country needed to invest more in infrastructure projects like the Columbus one […]

From Yesterday in Venice, Louisiana, fishermen and local residents called a press conference to talk about the air. People complained of the oily smells when the wind is blowing off the water, and listed symptoms including headaches, nosebleeds, asthma attacks, cough, nausea, and vomiting. Those who had been out on the water said it […]

From (CNN) — War crimes prosecutors Thursday asked a court to order supermodel Naomi Campbell to give evidence in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Click here to view photos. They said Campbell received rough diamonds from Taylor, and claimed her testimony would prove that the former president “used rough diamonds for […]

From the New York Times: MIAMI — Off Florida’s Gulf Coast, the seas are calm and the king mackerel are running. Captain Joe Meadows’s telephone should be ringing with bookings for his 42-foot sport fishing boat for the summer season. Instead, the calls are from reservation holders wondering if they should cancel. In a state […]

From the Huffington Post: The Senate Republicans are refusing to allow a vote on the Merkley-Levin amendment, which would put a meaningful version of the Volcker Rule into law (splitting off proprietary trading from major banks). After weeks of dancing around, the Democrats finally have a signature issue on which to fight. Senator Carl Levin […]