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Job market steadying under Obama but remains weak

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, photo, job hunter Bessie Soley, of Locust Grove, Ga., files out an application at the National Job Fair in Atlanta. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The Labor Department says [&hellip...

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After debate, Obama campaign signals ‘adjustments’

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a post-debate rally, Thursday, Oct.4, 2012, at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO INTERNET MADISON, Wis. (AP) — His performance panned, President Barack Obama...

Hundreds seen at risk in meningitis outbreak

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

CORRECTS SPELLING OF KAINER, NOT KAYINER – In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, right, and Dr. Dr. Marion Kainer, also with the state health department tell local and...

Red Sox fire Valentine after 1 tumultuous season

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino speaks during an interview at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, hours after the team announced that manager Bobby Valentine will not return in 2013. The Red Sox finished their baseball season in...

Fed open to linking rate hike to economic gauge

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE-In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington. Federal Reserve wants to find a clearer way to signal to the public when it might start raising interest rates. The Fed has...

Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

October 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

John Rossitto watches the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney from a restaurant in San Diego, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close...

Chicago police find about 1,000 pot plants in city

October 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Chicago Police officers enter an area where authorities are busy chopping down 6-to-8-foot tall marijuana plants that they found growing on a chunk of land the size of two football fields on the city’s South Side Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Officers on...

T-Mobile, MetroPCS unite to battle larger rivals

October 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Feb. 25, 2011 file photo, a T-Mobile store is shown in Palo Alto, Calif. The parent company of T-Mobile USA says it is merging its cell phone business with MetroPCS Communications. Deutsche Telekom AG says its board of directors and the supervisory...

Rare century-old $5 Alaska bill to be auctioned

October 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by Heritage Auctions, the front of a 1905 $5 bill is shown. How do you turn a $5 bill into $200,000? Let it sit around a century or so. A Dallas auctioneer is about to off a $5 bill presented in 1905 to Vice President Charles W....

2nd Detroit police chief accused of sex scandal

October 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 file photo, Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee speaks during a news conference at the Northeastern District Police Station, in Detroit. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 suspended Godbee in a probe of...