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Libel trial to focus on Britney Spears’ meltdown

October 14, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2008 file photo released by NBC, Lynne Spears, mother of singer Britney Spears and actress Jamie Lynne Spears is shown on the set of NBC’s “Today,” program, in New York. Testimony is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in a case filed against Lynne Spears by her daughter’s [&hellip...

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Teen’s shooting fuels criticism of Memphis police

October 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Friends and relatives of 15-year-old shooting victim Justin Thompson gather around a pile of stuffed animals during a candlelight vigil on Sept. 28, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. The teen’s shooting by an off-duty Memphis police officer is the latest incident...

Authorities: Body is that of missing Colo. girl

October 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police search near an area where a body was found Wednesday in Parttridge Park, in Arvada, Colo., during the ongoing search for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Police are not saying whether the body found is linked to the...

Impact of Romney, Obama tax ideas tough to figure

October 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Boy Scout Nicholas Reade, 17, from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, stands during the trooping of the colors before Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speak at a...

FDA regulation of pharmacies has knotty history

October 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated image made available by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Exserohilum rostratum fungus. The CDC said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 tests have shown Exserohilum fungus in 10 people sickened in the current fungal meningitis...

Maine town’s agony prolonged in prostitution case

October 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A pedestrian crosses Route 1 in downtown Kennebunk, Maine, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Curious residents in this seaside community may have to wait to learn which of their friends and neighbors stand accused of giving business to a fitness instructor charged with...

Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack

October 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) RICHMOND,...

Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts

October 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Supporters of Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, gather at the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville, Wis. to watch his debate with Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/The Janesville Gazette, Mark...

FACT CHECK: Slips on Libya, Syria, auto bailout

October 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky. (AP Photo/Pool-Rick Wilking) WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice...

CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead

October 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated image made available by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Exserohilum rostratum fungus. The CDC said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 tests have shown Exserohilum fungus in 10 people sickened in the current fungal meningitis...