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NY school bus monitor 'fine' with bully punishment

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, bus monitor Karen Klein, of Greece, N.Y., holds flowers during an award ceremony in her honor at a radio station, in Boston. Klein, who was bullied on a bus by four seventh-graders, says she’s satisfied that they’re being suspended for a year. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) [&hellip...

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For Obama, a transcendent win still not assured

July 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama walks back to the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents live in a world...

Adrian wins 100 free, Jones takes 2nd at US trials

June 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Scott Weltz swims to victory in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Friday, June 29, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nathan Adrian has won the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S....

GOP plots 2013 strategy on health care repeal

June 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 14, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Turned away at the Supreme Court, congressional Republicans sketch a filibuster-proof strategy to repeal the...

Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

June 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 17, 2012, file photo, House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress on Friday, June 29, 2012 emphatically approved legislation preserving jobs on transportation...

Phelps cruises in 200 fly at US Olympic trials

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Michael Phelps, left, talks with Tyler Clary after swimming in the men’s 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Phelps won the final. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After a...

Campaign impact: Obama, Romney seize on ruling

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Luke Sharrett pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling fiercely for the White House,...

Health care law survives _ with Roberts' help

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the court’s ruling was announced. AP Photo/David Goldman) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obamacare lives. America’s...

Mayor: Colorado Springs fire destroys 346 homes

June 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Waldo Canyon wildfire burns on the side of a mountain above a housing development at the U.S. Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by an out-of-control Colorado wildfire that...

Debby floods neighborhoods in northern Fla.

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jarred Schreck, 12, second from left, and his neighbors Reba Hurst and her husband Wendell use a boat to get to their house inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Debby in Lafayette County, Fla., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Debby destroyed homes and...