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Unrelenting heat wave bakes half the US; 30 dead

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sophie, 3, from Connecticut, frolics with a water sprinkler set up at the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, rear, in Washington Saturday, July 7, 2012. The heat gripping much of the country is set to peak Saturday in many places, including some Northeast cities, where temperatures close to or surpassing 100 degrees are expected. [&hellip...

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Analysis: GOP hopes lumbering economy dooms Obama

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama signs the Surface Transportation Bill, HR 4348, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill maintains jobs on transportation projects and prevents interest rate increases on new...

$?(&! What did that politician just say?

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 29, 1974 file photo, President Richard M. Nixon points to the transcripts of the White House tapes in Washington, D.C., after he announced on television that he would turn over the transcripts to House impeachment investigators....

No new parts, support for C-130 wildfire system

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 3, 2012 photo. an aircraft makes a drop on the Quail Fire above Alpine, Utah. The demise of a California company that built a device that sprays fire retardant from U.S. military C-130 cargo planes has some experts worried that a...

Worries about drowning come with heat in US

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Luis Saavevra shades from the heat with a giant U.S. flag umbrella as he plays chess on an over-sized board in Union Square as temperature reached the 90s on Friday, July 6, 2012 in New York. he National Weather Service reported late Thursday that the...

Obama signs student loan, road-building bill

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama signs the Surface Transportation Bill, HR 4348, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill maintains jobs on transportation projects and prevents interest rate increases on new...

Man acquitted of assaulting retired priest in CA

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Will Lynch, center, reacts to the verdict in his trial in the courtroom of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge David A. Cena, in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, July 5, 2012. At left is his attorney Pat Harris, and co-counsel Paul A. Mones. Lynch was...

Boating experts say NY yacht overcrowded; 3 dead

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Nassau County Police Det. Lt. John Azzata, right, gives information about a fatal boating accident during a news conference in Oyster Bay, N.Y., Thursday, July 5, 2012. Police say three bodies have been pulled out of New York’s Long Island Sound after a...

New jobs report looms over Obama campaign bus trip

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama eats lunch at the Kozy Corner diner in Oak Harbour, Ohio, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Obama is on a two-day bus trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning by bus through swing state Ohio,...

San Diego fireworks malfunction in big, fast flash

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Spectators watch from Coronado Island in San Diego as a malfunction causes the entire Fourth of July fireworks show go off all at once, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The Coast Guard says the mishap occurred minutes before the scheduled opening of the Big Bay Boom...