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Archive for July 17th, 2012

  • Reshuffle of N. Korea's military gains momentum

    July 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Sunday, April 15, 2012 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, waves as he walks past North Korean People’s Army senior officers, Vice Marshal and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Choe Ryong Hae, second...

  • 2 Americans kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai are freed

    July 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 1, 1985 file photo, St. Catherine the highest mountain in the biblical land of Sinai, overlooking a 1,450-years old monastery in Egypt. Egyptian security officials said Monday that they will not give in to the demands of a Bedouin...

  • 90-year-old Maine man skydives for first time

    July 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Sunday, July 15, 2012 photo, 90-year-old Lester Slate, right, of Exeter, Maine, sits on the ground after his first skydiving jump made in tandem with instructor Matt Riendeau, left, at Central Maine Skydiving in Pittsfield, Maine. (AP Photo/Bangor...

  • Syrian rebels push war into capital Damascus

    July 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, meets U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 16, 2012. Annan arrived to Moscow to discuss the Syria crisis with Russian leaders. (AP Photo, Pool) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels fired...

  • Cronyism and outsourcing: Romney, Obama trade jabs

    July 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, Monday, July 16, 2012. Obama is spending the day campaigning in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) CINCINNATI (AP) — Using unusually vivid language, Mitt Romney...

  • Stephen Covey, '7 Habits' author, dies at 79

    July 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Feb. 25, 2003 file photo shows Dr. Stephen R. Covey at a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” died Monday,...

  • Paterno family denies Louis Freeh report findings

    July 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    The statue of former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Friday, July 13, 2012. After an eight-month inquiry, former FBI director Louis Freeh’s firm produced a 267-page report that...

  • Mideast peace slips to second billing for US

    July 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowshi, Pool) JERUSALEM (AP) — Mideast peace, America’s defining issue for decades of...