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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 told investors that it plans to keep short-term rates low for at [&hellip...

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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...

Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

October 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 15, 2011 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks at the National Fusion Center Conference in Denver. A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program that was created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly...

NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed

October 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2012 file photo, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Kelly says the NYPD will be doubling the size of its gang unit to combat a surge in social media-fueled...

Pa. judge blocks photo ID rule for Election Day

October 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2012 file photo, A man heads into the the Penndot Drivers License Center in Butler, Pa., near a sign telling of the requirement for voters to show an acceptable photo ID to vote. Some political momentum could be on the line in a...

Border Patrol agent shot, killed on duty in Ariz.

October 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, law enforcement officers gather at a command post in the desert near Naco, Ariz., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, after a Border Patrol agent was shot to death near the U.S.-Mexico line. The agent, Nicholas...