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FBI: Friendly fire likely in border shootings

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A helicopter believed to be carrying Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes off from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station outside in Bisbee, Ariz. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. A preliminary investigation has found friendly fire likely was to blame in the shootings of two border agents along the Arizona-Mexico border, the FBI said [&hellip...

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Jobs report boosts Obama; Romney not impressed

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a rally in Abingdon, Va., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.(AP Photo/Steve Helber) FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney was still celebrating his widely praised debate performance when...

Short supplies keep gas prices rising in Calif.

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Michael Dytrych fuels up at the Costco gas station in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week of soaring costs that saw...

Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 47

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A sign requesting “No Soliciting” hangs on the door of New England Compounding in Framingham, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of fungal meningitis that has killed 4 people and sickened another 26 in five states...

Review: Apple’s maps app lets you follow the voice

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

These screenshots taken Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 show Apple’s maps app on an iPhone, left, and Google’s on an Android device during a drive in Dearborn, Mich. Both have voices guiding motorists to upcoming turns, in this case onto Southfield Road in about two...

US unemployment below 8 pct, first time since 2009

October 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, file photo, job applicants wait for the opening of a job fair held by National Career Fairs in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first...

Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., embrace during a rally in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential...

Man accused of being Russia agent didn’t mingle

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Federal agents carry boxes out of Arc Electronics Inc. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Houston. A Kazakhstan-born businessman was charged in the U.S. on Wednesday with being a secret Russian agent involved in a scheme to illegally export microelectronics from the...

Job market steadying under Obama but remains weak

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, photo, job hunter Bessie Soley, of Locust Grove, Ga., files out an application at the National Job Fair in Atlanta. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level...

After debate, Obama campaign signals ‘adjustments’

October 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a post-debate rally, Thursday, Oct.4, 2012, at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO INTERNET MADISON, Wis. (AP) — His performance panned, President Barack Obama...