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FACT CHECK: Slips on Libya, Syria, auto bailout

October 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky. (AP Photo/Pool-Rick Wilking) WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to...

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CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead

October 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated image made available by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Exserohilum rostratum fungus. The CDC said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 tests have shown Exserohilum fungus in 10 people sickened in the current fungal meningitis...

Turkey: Syrian plane was carrying ammunition

October 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter hurls a grenade at Syrian Army positions in the Karmal Jabl district of Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Escalating tensions with Russia, Turkey defended its...

Mailing a letter to cost a penny more next year

October 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2011, photo, a customer places first class stamps on envelopes at a U.S. Post Office in San Jose, Calif. It’ll cost another penny to mail a letter in 2013. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will...

FBI seeks help in finding missing Colorado girl

October 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police search near the 9800 block of Alkire St. on the west side of Stanley Lake in Arvada, Colo., during the ongoing search for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Police are not saying whether a body found in Pattridge Park on...

Calif. man behind film denies probation violations

October 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Sept. 27, 2012, file courtroom sketch shows Mark Basseley Youssef, right, talking with his attorney Steven Seiden in court. Youssef, who was behind an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East, is expected to be asked by a...

Obama on debate with Romney: ‘I had a bad night’

October 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accompanies Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as he signs the apron of an employee of Bun’s Restaurant and Bakery during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Delaware, Ohio....

Mass. gov: Drug firm may have misled regulators

October 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided Oct. 9, 2012, by the Minnesota Department of Health shows shows vials of the injectable steroid product made by New England Compounding Center implicated in a fungal meningitis outbreak that were being shipped to the Centers for Disease...

26 testify against Lance Armstrong in doping case

October 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 24, 2005 file photo, Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, carries the United States flag during a victory parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, after winning his seventh straight Tour de France cycling race. The world may soon...

Push for healthier truckers gains momentum

October 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

ADDS FULL NAME OF GYM – This June 14, 2012, photo shows Snap Fitness Rolling Strong Gym, a truck stop gym in Dallas. From trucking companies embracing wellness and weight-loss programs to gyms being installed at truck stops, momentum has picked up in...