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Missouri congressman fights to save GOP Senate bid

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 photograph, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks with reporters while attending the Governor’s Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. Akin was keeping a low profile, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, a day after a TV interview in which he said that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in [&hellip...

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Obama defends tenor of his campaign, slams Romney

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the White House briefing room in Washington, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — Denounced by his Republican rival for divisiveness, President Barack Obama on Monday...

Rising Afghan insider attacks imperil US strategy

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Monday he is sticking to his war strategy of using U.S. troops to...

Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE-In this May 17, 1999 file photo, Emmy award winning game show host, Alex Trebek greets actress and comedian Phyllis Diller before receiving his newly-dedicated star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Diller, the...

Autopsy: Man shot in police car had meth in system

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Teresa Carter, mother of Chavis Carter, is hugged by supporters following a candlelight vigil held in Jonesboro, Ark. An autopsy report released Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 lists the death of Chavis Carter as caused by...

Darla Moore known for breaking gender barriers

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

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...

Insurer Aetna to buy Coventry in $5.7 billion deal

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 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...