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Medicare in focus as Obama, Ryan trade charges

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eats ice cream after making a stop at Millie’s before a fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Who loves Medicare more? President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s running mate vied for that...

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Intrusion embarrasses 'Fort Knox of uranium'

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Signs warn against trespassing onto the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The plant recently resumed operations put on hold after three anti-war protesters, including an 82-year-old nun, cut their way through three...

Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 19 AND THEREAFTER – In this photo taken Aug. 6, 2012, Chuck and Brenda Isaacson read to their 16-month old daughter at their home in Sun Prairie, Wis. A bill being considered in the Senate would expand the VA’s medical...

Obama, Romney compete for undecideds, stoke base

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking during a campaign stop in Windham, NH Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward their party conventions, the rival presidential campaigns are trying to...

Panama spoils Uganda's debut at LLWS with 9-3 win

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lugazi, Uganda’s Felix Enzama, right, scores past Aguadulce, Panama’s Juan Crisp after a wild throw on a pickoff attempt to first base in the third inning of a pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in...

Ryan paid a higher federal tax rate than Romney

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign stop at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their federal taxes in...

Romney and Obama now fight for edge on Medicare

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare — for now, at...

AP photographer recounts burning car rescue

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Passers-by comfort a woman after they rescued her from her burning car on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The fire was extinguished by the hose of a cement mixer, and fire extinguishers from nearby truckers. The woman was then...

Hall of Famer Murray settles insider-trading case

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, former Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray speaks at a ceremony to unveil a statue in his likeness before a baseball game between the Orioles and the Kansas City Royals in Baltimore. The Securities and Exchange...

Report accuses general of lavish travel, spending

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 26, 2006 file photo, Army Lt. Gen. William E. Kip Ward is adminstered the oath of four-star General, the Army’s highest rank of general, by Command Sgt. Major Mark Ripka, right, at Fort Myer, Va. The Associated Press has learned...