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Social Security fixable; changes politically tough

August 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

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 have to.” Despite Social Security’s long-term problems, the massive retirement and disability...

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Swimmer Nyad steady in Cuba-Fla. record attempt

August 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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...

Obama, Romney compete for undecideds, stoke base

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking during a campaign stop in Windham, NH Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward their party conventions, the rival presidential campaigns are trying to...

Panama spoils Uganda's debut at LLWS with 9-3 win

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lugazi, Uganda’s Felix Enzama, right, scores past Aguadulce, Panama’s Juan Crisp after a wild throw on a pickoff attempt to first base in the third inning of a pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in...

Ryan paid a higher federal tax rate than Romney

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign stop at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their federal taxes in...

Romney and Obama now fight for edge on Medicare

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare — for now, at...