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Romney seeks distance from Ryan's budget plans

August 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrive at a campaign rally Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Mooresville, N.C. at the NASCAR Technical Institute. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek) HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — In Paul Ryan’s high-energy debut as Republican vice presidential candidate,...

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Ryan seen as Romney's bridge across GOP spectrum

August 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s budget submission for Fiscal Year 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012,...

Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work

August 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This May 21, 2012 file photo shows columnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria attending the 71st Annual Peabody Awards in New York. Zakaria is apologizing for lifting paragraphs by another writer for use in his column in Time magazine. Zakaria said in...

It's policy and personal: Romney hammered on taxes

August 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Colorado Springs, Colo. Democrats are growing increasingly confident that a two-pronged tax attack on Republican Mitt Romney _ one part policy, one part politics _ could help...

US farmers expect poorest corn crop in a decade

August 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken July 16, 2012, harvested corn is dumped from a combine, left, into a hopper being towed by a tractor near Altheimer, Ark. The U.S. Agriculture Department Friday, Aug. 10, cut its projected U.S. corn production by 17 percent from its...

LSU's Mathieu kicked off team for violating rules

August 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

LSU Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director Joe Alleva, left, talks with reporters after head football coach Les Miles spoke at a news conference in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off LSU’s...

Former astronaut Armstrong has heart surgery

August 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, file photo provided by NASA, Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks at a celebration dinner honoring John Glenn in Columbus, Ohio. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is recovering from heart surgery...

Komen founder to step down as chief executive

August 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2009 file photo, Nancy Brinker, founding chair of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Brinker, who has long been the public face of the charity, will relinquish her chief...

CDC: 158 cases of new swine flu strain from pigs

August 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Aug. 1, 2012 photo, a pig makes it’s way through the Swine Barn at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, there’s been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of...

Pa. road crew paints yellow line over dead raccoon

August 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by Sean McAfee from Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, shows a dead raccoon that McAfee saw with the road dividing line painted over it before he stopped his motorcycle to take the picture on Franklin Rd. in Johnstown, Pa. According to PennDOT...