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Early returns show losses for Georgia ruling party

October 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Georgia’s billionaire and opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili prays in a church in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Voters in Georgia are choosing a new parliament in a heated election Monday that will decide the future of Saakashvili’s government. (AP Photo/Georgy Abdaladze) TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Early returns and exit polls in a...

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Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall

October 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Friday Jan. 22, 2010 photo provided by Red Bull Stratos, Pilot Felix Baumgartner, left, shakes hands with United States Air Force Col. (Ret.) Joe Kittinger, right, following the Red Bull Stratos press conference in New York announcing...

Red Lobster _ for the non-seafood lover in you

October 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by Red Lobster shows the restaurant’s new Chicken with Portobello dish. The chain that brought seafood to the masses is hoping to broaden its appeal by revamping its menu on Oct. 15 to boost the number of dishes that cater to...

Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system

October 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Kevin Earley, 33, stands next to the medicine cabinet which has an old photo taped to it, in the bathroom of his Vienna, Va., apartment that he shares with a roommate. “It reminds me to take my medicine every day and reminds...

Why US economy is flashing conflicting signals

October 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE-In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, file photo, a worker sits atop a steel beam at the Love Field modernization project construction site in Dallas. Anyone puzzled by the most recent U.S. economic data has reason for feeling so as the numbers sketch a...

Mich. senators draft new law if voters say no

September 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Sept. 24, 2011 photo, state Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville addresses the Republican Leadership Conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich. Richardville told The Associated Press, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, that he and fellow...

Presidential contest shifts focus to raising money

September 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a campaign event in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For a day, the presidential contest was almost all about money — money to wage the presidential contest, that is....

Mass. chemist in drug test flap is arrested

September 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Annie Dookhan, 34, of Franklin, Mass., stands during her arraignment Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in Boston Municipal Court on two counts of obstruction of justice and pretending to hold a degree for a college or university. Dookhan’s alleged mishandling of...

Gay couples may get reprieve in deportation cases

September 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2012, Bradford Wells, left, and Anthony John Makk pose together at their home in San Francisco. Wells and Makk, are a married gay couple that have lived most of their 19 years of relationship in San Francisco. Makk is a citizen of...

Obama blocks Chinese purchase of US wind farms

September 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 19, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks as he attends a bilateral meeting with China’s President Hu Jintao during the G20 Summit, in Los Cabos, Mexico. Citing national security risks, Obama on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012,...