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Thousands fall victim to utility payment scam

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Taneisha Morris, 33, of Detroit, who was scammed on paying a utility and satellite television invoice is shown in Detroit, Thursday, July 12, 2012. A national scam touting a new federal program from President Barack Obama is taking advantage of electric utility customers in several states. The scammers are telling utility customers that President Obama...

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Report: Arcing power lines caused Utah wildfire

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Luke Fuller, with Salmon Track Rural Fire District, watches an air tanker drop retardant on a wildfire north of Jackpot, Nev., on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah wildfire that destroyed 52 homes...

Yoga teacher fired after glare at Facebook worker

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Yoga instructor Alice Van Ness, left, instructs student Melanie Gurunathan Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Lifestretch Yoga in Milpitas, Calif. Van Ness has been fired for her disapproving stink-eye glare at a Facebook employee using a cellphone in class. (AP...

Comic-Con to celebrate history, heritage

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this publicity photo provided by Capcom, a scene with M. Bison vs. Kuma from the “Street Fighter X Tekken” video game is shown. Capcom’s “Street Fighter” game franchise marks its 25th anniversary at Comic Con July 12-15, 2012...

Crop technology helps limit corn losses in drought

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Steve Niedbalski chops down his drought and heat stricken corn for feed Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Nashville Ill. Farmers in parts of the Midwest are dealing with the worst drought in nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For...

Senate Dems want tax cuts for businesses that hire

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 17, 2012 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new...

Obama team targets Mitt Romney's private finances

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a campaign stop at Central High School, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Grand Junction, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama election campaign has a...

OAS chief says Paraguay should not be suspended

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Paraguay’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Bernardino Hugo Saguier listens during a special session about the political crisis in Paraguay, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, OAS headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)...

PSU report on sex-abuse scandal due out Thursday

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 7, 2007, file photo, Penn State University president Graham Spanier speaks during a news conference at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier told investigators...

Obama seeks to shift election toward tax debate

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama lays out his plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class, during an announcement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing sagging jobs numbers,...