Even as Penn State tried to digest the severe NCAA sanctions imposed on its athletic program, the school's former president, Graham Spanier, says he 'hadn't the slightest inkling' about the systematic sexual abuse.
In a bid to blunt attacks by Democrats, Sen. Pat Toomey reprises his 2011 offer of a GOP tax hike. Republicans, he says, are not determined to protect the wealthy at all costs and tax hikes could be part of a deal.
Monsignor William Lynn, who handled child sexual assault complaints in Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004, was convicted of child endangerment and sentenced to 3-to-6 years in prison. The judge said Lynn "enabled monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children."
A new Obama ad features soothing music and a homey touch. The president himself delivers the message. But half of it is still negative. And a new poll shows that Obama's attacks on Romney are working, so expect more.
Congress is investigating reports that foreign nationals training to fly planes in the US were not properly vetted or are in the country on fraudulent visas – a lapse from standards set up after the 9/11 attacks.
Although labor unions have had some reservations about President Obama, they're still looking to him as their best ally in the 2012 election. Meanwhile, Republicans who are hoping to further curb unions are putting stock in Mitt Romney.
James Holmes is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, and the prosecutor is considering the death penalty for the only suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded.
James Eagan Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people in a movie theater in Colorado last week, appeared in court with orange hair, looking fatigued. Police are still searching for a motive in the case.
The gun lobby's bid to preempt new gun-control measures appears to be working. Even in the wake of Colorado massacre, Obama – dubbed by the NRA 'the most anti-gun president in history' – is defending gun rights.
Penn State sanctions rival the worse NCAA penalty ever, including a $60 million fine, a four-year ban on bowls, and 40 fewer football scholarships. But sanctions also aim to scale back the outsized role of football on campus.