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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 crashed in Washington state. His son James Bach told the Associated Press his father was on his...

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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...

Waters recede in Louisiana, leaving sopping mess

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Several men try to free this grounded yacht on Twin Lake, near Diamondhead, Miss., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Area residents often anchor their boats during storms in lake. Strong winds and high waters caused by Isaac forced the grounding. A house boat was...

Israelis say UN report strengthens Iran warnings

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, two Israeli women drink coffee in a shopping mall after collecting their gas mask from a distribution center in Jerusalem. A new U.N. report adds credibility to Israel’s warnings about Tehran’s nuclear...

First since '52: No talk of war in GOP speech

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 1996 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole delivers his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in San Diego. Mitt Romney did not mention the war in Afghanistan, where 79,000 US troops are...

Now comes Obama's turn; tight campaign at a pivot

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with local residents during a tour of areas flooded hurricane Isaac, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Jean Lafitte, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — His convention...

Why world markets focus on tiny Jackson Hole, Wyo.

August 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this August 27, 2010, file photo, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Donald L. Kohn, governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, walk along the veranda of the Jackson Lake Lodge with the Grand Tetons in the distance, at the start of...

Romney makes his case: 'Need jobs, lots of jobs'

August 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Michigan delegate Linda Lee Tarver from Lansing wipes away her tears during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White...

Romney appealing to disappointed Obama voters

August 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney looks over the podium position during a sound check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney has a...