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Space junk threatens station astronauts

March 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Feb. 16, 2001 file photo provided by NASA, shows the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth. A discarded chunk of a Russian rocket is forcing six space station astronauts to seek shelter in escape capsules early Saturday, March 24, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA, FILE) WASHINGTON (AP) — A discarded chunk of [&hellip...

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NM police involved in shootings got union checks

March 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

File-In this May 21,2009 file photo Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz, speaks during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. The city had its 2rd officer-involved shooting in three days yesterday Wed. March 21,2012 and the department is facing heat from...

Blacks say history of bias against them in FL city

March 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file family photo shows Trayvon Martin. Martin was slain in the town of Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26 in a shooting that has set off a nationwide furor over race and justice. Neighborhood crime-watch captain George Zimmerman claimed...

Stocks bounce around on global economic worries

March 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In a Feb 27, 2012 photo traders Christopher Cornette, left, and Gregory Rowe work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street futures rose early Friday March 23, 2012 as traders awaited the release of U.S. housing data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

Obama taps Jim Yong Kim for World Bank

March 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jim Yong Kim, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next World Bank President, stands in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2012. Kim is currently the president of Dartmouth College. (AP Photo/ Haraz N. Ghanbari)...

Electric cars risk losing green sheen in Japan

March 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, March 18, 2012 photo, Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, left, speaks as Nissan Motor Co’s Corporate Vice President Hideaki Watanabe listens, in front of the automaker’s Leaf zero-emission electric vehicle at ‘The New...

Gary Pruitt of McClatchy new AP president, CEO

March 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by The McClatchy Co. shows newly named Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt. Pruitt, the chairman, president and CEO of The McClatchy Co., will join AP in July, taking over for Tom Curley, who is retiring after leading the news...

Analysis: The GOP race is now lining up for Romney

March 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Miami. Bush is endorsing Mitt Romney to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — It hasn’t been...

Hundreds march in NYC for Fla. teenager shot dead

March 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tyrone Boykins, left, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, takes part in the Million Hoodie March in Union Square Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in New York. The march was in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch...

Establishment starts to coalesce behind Romney

March 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum holds an Etch A Sketch during a rally in Mandeville, La., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment started to coalesce around...