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S. Dakota executes inmate who killed prison guard

October 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lynette Johnson, the wife of slain prison guard Ronald “R.J.” Johnson, speaks to reporters after the execution of 50-year-old Eric Robert, her husband’s killer, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Robert and another inmate, Rodney Berget, killed Ron Johnson in April 2011 during a failed prison escape attempt. Robert’s marked the first...

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McNamara’s personal effects coming to auction

October 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Nov. 17, 1961 file photo, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara holds a news conference at the Pentagon. A collection of private papers, letters and personal memorabilia that belonged to McNamara, who played a central role in the Cuban...

White House mulls how to strike over Libya attack

October 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 11, 2011 file photo, U.S. envoy Chris Stevens attends meetings at the Tibesty Hotel in Benghazi, Libya, where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders. Stevens, who became the U.S. ambassador to Libya in June...

Clinton says consulate security her responsibility

October 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pauses while delivering a speech after meeting Peru’s President Ollanta Humala in Lima, Peru, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Taking responsibility for security at the U.S. consulate in Libya where an attack by...

Navy says submarine, Aegis cruiser collide

October 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) arrives in Souda Harbor Nov. 24, 2007 for a routine port visit. The USS Montpelier and USS San Jacinto collided at approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT....

AP PHOTOS: Skydiver’s supersonic, 24-mile jump

October 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This image provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the...

Debate preparation trumps 2012 campaigning Sunday

October 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama arrives with pizza at an Organizing for America field office, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Williamsburg, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — As Mitt Romney’s campaign claimed new momentum in the race for the...

Specter dies as Congress is at its most polarized

October 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a May 27, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama greets Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., at an event honoring Jewish American Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate...

Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

October 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is slowly moved down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Los Angeles Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. In thousands of Earth orbits, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 123 million miles. But the last few miles of its final journey are proving hard...

Lithuanians sway toward opposition parties

October 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lithuanian’s wait for ballots at a polling station in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Lithuanians are expected to deal a double-blow to the incumbent conservative government in national elections Sunday by handing a victory to opposition...