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Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88 in Tenn.

March 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 10, 2005 file photo, Earl Scruggs, performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Scruggs’ son Gary said his father passed away Wednesday morning, March 28, 2012 at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital of natural causes. He was 88. (AP Photo/Eric Parsons, File) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It [&hellip...

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Romney edges into mop-up phase of campaign

March 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at Georgetown University, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-month struggle, Mitt Romney edged into the mop-up...

Lawmaker chastised for wearing hoodie in House

March 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This handout frame grab from video, provided by House Television shows Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., left, wearing a a hoodie, speaking on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the...

APNewsBreak: New security for US troops

March 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this March 26, 2012, photo, Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan listens during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan have assigned “guardian angels” — troops that...

Amazon CEO wants to raise sunken Apollo 11 engines

March 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo made May 25, 2010, Amazon.com Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the company’s shareholders meeting in Seattle. An undersea expedition spearheaded by Bezos used sonar to find what he said were the F-1 engines...

Johnson signs on to lend his magic to Dodgers

March 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This April 23, 2003 file photo shows former Lakers star Magic Johnson showing the view of downtown Los Angeles from the top floor of the 32-story Transamerica Center, in Los Angeles. A group that includes Johnson and longtime baseball executive...

Colo. gov stops prescribed burns after wildfire

March 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this aerial photograph, a slurry bomber glides over smoke on the way to making a drop on the Lower North Fork Wildfire as it burns near the foothills community of Conifer, Colo., southwest of Denver on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Firefighters are now able to...

Colo. wildfire could be linked to controlled burn

March 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Smoke rises through a torched area during a wildfire burning in the foothills community of Conifer, Colo., southwest of Denver on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Firefighters are now able to actively battle the blaze on the ground that started on Monday and has...

Influential art critic Hilton Kramer dies at 84

March 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Nov. 5, 1985 photo, Hilton Kramer, former New York Times Chief Art Critic and founding editor of The New Criterion magazine, stands at his desk in The New Criterion offices in New York. Kramer died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in an assisted living...

JetBlue captain: 'They're going to take us down!'

March 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Authorities use explosive sniffing dogs dogs to search luggage after an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas, after an unruly pilot caused a Las Vegas-bound JetBlue flight to be diverted Tuesday, March 27, 2012....