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Cheese first made at least 7,500 years ago

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This is a Jan. 14, 2006 file photo of a street vendor selling regional smoked cheese ‘oscypek ‘ in Zakopane, Poland. Little Miss Muffet could have been separating her curds and whey from the sixth millennium B.C., according to a new study that finds the earliest solid evidence of cheese-making. Scientists performed a [&hellip...

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3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

An Oregon State police car leaves the parking lot where a gunman opened fire at the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall earlier in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Police say three people are dead, including the gunman. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) PORTLAND,...

‘Cliff’ movement? Obama, Boehner trade proposals

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, following a Democratic strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of divided government, President...

Florida executes ex-cop for killing 9 in 1986

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this 1988, file photo, Manuel Pardo, found guilty of nine counts of murder, listens as his sentence is read. Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Florida State Prison in Starke, Fla. U.S. Judge Timothy Corrigan denied...

US defends $1.9B deal with British banking giant

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton, addresses a news conference, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York based-probe in connection with the laundering of...

Stocks edge higher; Dow boosted by McDonald’s

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after the surprise resignation of Italy’s prime...

AP source: HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle probe

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In a July 30, 2012 file photo people walk past a logo of HSBC headquarters in Hong Kong . HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law...

Cowboys player death raises question of safety net

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Dallas Cowboys players hang their heads during a moment of silence honoring teammate Jerry Brown who was killed in an automobile accident prior to an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)...

Government investigating makers of cellphone apps

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This handout image provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows the cover of the FTC’s “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade” guide. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating an unspecified number of software...

Ariz. Powerball jackpot winner’s name released

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Jerry Meltzer, a neighbor of Matthew Good, walks back into his home after speaking about his now famous neighbor Matthew Good, Monday Dec. 10, 2012, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is the 37-year-old Good,...