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Negotiators have ‘framework’ to end Chicago strike

September 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago teachers union, left, is greeted by a union member after her meeting with the union’s House of Delegates Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Chicago. Lewis told the delegates that a “framework” was in place to end the teachers strike. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s nearly...

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Anger for Islam ties players behind prophet film

September 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A religious figure, shoes and a newspaper lie at the steps of the suburban Los Angeles home believed to be that of filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Federal authorities have identified Nakoula, a self-described Coptic Christian, as...

Foreign policy at forefront is a Romney hurdle

September 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes comments on the killing of U.S. embassy officials in Benghazi, Libya, while speaking in Jacksonville, Fla. With protests at U.S. embassies and...

Neil Armstrong, 1st to walk on moon, buried at sea

September 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

U.S. Navy personnel carry the remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, who died last month in Ohio at age 82, walked on the...

Maui pilot sentenced for illegally flying deer

September 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney Philip Lowenthal, left, and helicopter pilot Thomas Hauptman leave federal court in Honolulu on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, after Hauptman was sentenced for illegally flying deer to the Big Island. A judge ordered Hauptman to provide a group trying to...

Talks to end Chicago teachers strike make progress

September 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Children holding posters supporting striking teachers join a large group of public school teachers as they march on streets surrounding John Marshall Metropolitan High School on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in West Chicago. Teachers walked off the job Monday for...

US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

September 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police, unseen, use water cannons to disperse protesters near the U.S. Embassy during a demonstration about a film ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Yemen’s president has apologized to President Barack...

Tax on Amazon purchases in Calif. begins Saturday

September 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Reid Butler plays his daughter Siena, 2, as they pose for photographs with recent online purchases from Amazon at their home in Walnut Creek, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Products are flying off the shelves at Amazon warehouses across the county as...

Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

September 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting to present the FOMC’s current economic projections and to provide additional context for...

Romney returns to criticizing Obama on economy

September 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Golden, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of “failing American workers” by ignoring...