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Darla Moore known for breaking gender barriers

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – At left, in a March 24, 2011 file photo, Darla Moore speaks to students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. At right, in a Jan. 24, 2008 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice smiles during a meeting with trade union leaders in Medellin, Colombia. For the first time [&hellip...

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Insurer Aetna to buy Coventry in $5.7 billion deal

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Feb. 9, 2006 file photo a sign for Aetna insurance is seen in Hartford, Conn. The Hartford, Conn., company said Monday Aug. 20, 2012 that it would buy Coventry Health Care for $5.7 billion. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, file) Aetna, one of the...

Northern Calif. fire forces thousands to evacuate

August 20, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Pat Christensen, left, and his wife Cyndie sit on the steps of the Featherville Cafe Saturday Aug. 18, 2012 as smoke from Trinity Ridge fire engulfs the area. “I’m not leaving till I see flames come over the top,” says Pat Christensen, left,...

Senate candidate's comments on rape stir outcry

August 20, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 10, 2012 file photo shows Todd Akin, Republican, candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, speaks at the Missouri Farm Bureau candidate interview and endorsement meeting in Jefferson City, Mo. Akin, Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate,...

Social Security fixable; changes politically tough

August 20, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, AUG. AND THEREAFTER – In this photo taken Aug. 1, 2012, Janice Durflinger poses for a photo at her workplace in Lincoln, Neb. Durflinger runs computer software programs for a bank. She says she still works at 76, “because I...

Swimmer Nyad steady in Cuba-Fla. record attempt

August 20, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad swims in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Nyad is endeavoring to become the first swimmer to transit the Florida...

Like NASA rover, family switches over to Mars time

August 20, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, David Oh, a flight director of NASA’s latest Mars mission, far left and his family have breakfast at 3 pm at their home in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. The Oh family has been living on Mars time and following...

Medicare in focus as Obama, Ryan trade charges

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eats ice cream after making a stop at Millie’s before a fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Who loves...

Intrusion embarrasses 'Fort Knox of uranium'

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Signs warn against trespassing onto the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The plant recently resumed operations put on hold after three anti-war protesters, including an 82-year-old nun, cut their way through three...

Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 19 AND THEREAFTER – In this photo taken Aug. 6, 2012, Chuck and Brenda Isaacson read to their 16-month old daughter at their home in Sun Prairie, Wis. A bill being considered in the Senate would expand the VA’s medical...