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AP Exclusive: Armstrong won't fight USADA charges

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 6, 2010, file photo, Lance Armstrong grimaces prior to the start of the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Wanze, Belgium. Armstrong said on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, that he is finished fighting charges from the United States Anti-Doping Agency that he used performance-enhancing drugs during [&hellip...

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Isaac could shake up security for GOP convention

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 01:45 PM EDT shows Tropical Storm Isaac is now located about 165 miles south of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This system has maximum sustained winds at 40 mph and continues strengthening as it moves...

Romney promises energy independence by 2020

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Hobbs, N.M. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt...

Typhoon batters southern Taiwan with winds, rain

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Fishing boats sit in the protection of the harbor as they wait out approaching Typhoon Tembin in the coastal village of Ilan, Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. More than 1,000 residents were evacuated from mountainous areas of Taiwan as the typhoon approaches...

Michelle Obama to appear on 'Dr. Oz Show'

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

First Lady Michelle Obama points to supporters at the War Memorial auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is making a house call on “The Dr. Oz Show.” The show’s...

SW Ind. farm source of some contaminated melons

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

U.S. Food and Drug Administration linked cantaloupes from Chamberlain Farm Produce Inc. in Owensville, Ind. as seen on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, to the salmonella outbreak that has infected 178 people nationwide on Monday. Production and distribution of...

Without big donors, Akin seeks small handouts

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 11, 2011 file photo , U.S. Representative Todd Akin answers a question from the panel during a debate among Republican Senate candidate hopefuls at the Lindenwood University J. Scheidegger Center’s Bezemes Family Theater in St....

First lady meets Sikh shooting victims' families

August 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

First lady Michelle Obama greets Sikh temple secretary of the board of trustees Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal, left, and Oak Creek, Wis. Mayor Stephen Scaffidi, before talking to victims of the August 5th shooting, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wis. (AP...

Jurors begin deliberations in Apple patent case

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

People wait in line to get inside for the Apple and Samsung trial during a lunch break at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives...

GOP upheaval arrives just before Romney convention

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leaves a campaign rally in West Chester, Pa. This is the convention prelude of the Republicans’ dreams _ their nightmares, that is. Mitt...