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Son says author Richard Bach improving

September 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 photo provided by the Journal of the San Juan Islands, the plane piloted by author Richard Bach lies overturned after crashing in a field, in Friday Harbor, Wash. Bach, the author of the 1970s best-selling novella “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” among other spiritually oriented writings often rooted in themes of...

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Mormons praise Romney for spotlighting the faith

September 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after services on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 in Wofeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) —...

Proud PSU fans show strength, support; Lions lose

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Ohio at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Ohio won 24-14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — They came to...

Legendary songwriter Hal David dies in LA at 91

September 1, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 16, 2011 file photo, Hal David arrives at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned dozens of top 40 hits for a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and...

Decision not to charge Ariz. sheriff isn't the end

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, talks with Media members Friday night Aug. 31, 2012 at his offices in downtown Phoenix. Federal authorities said Friday that they’re closing their abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio...

Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 5, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama has a beer as he talks with patrons as he stops for a beer at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, Ohio. Obama and his team frequently talk about the president’s fondness for...

AP Photos: Scenes from the Paralympics

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Cuba’s Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women’s 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) The images are inspiring as athletes from around the globe show their...

Author Richard Bach injured in Wash. plane crash

September 1, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – This 1975 file photo shows Richard Bach. Bach, who is known for his 1970s best-selling novella “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” among other spiritually oriented writings, was in serious condition Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, after his small plane...

Federal government ending Wyoming wolf protections

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This image provided by Yellowstone National Park shows a wolf walking through the snow in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Friday Aug. 31, 2012, that it is ending protections for wolves...

Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders talks about astronaut Neil Armstrong following private services for Armstrong, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Cincinnati. Portman gave the eulogy at the service. Hundreds of people attended a closed service for Armstrong Friday at a...