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Obama, Romney jab anew, foreign affairs at fore

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama leads a round of applause for veterans of the Vietnam war during his speech at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Their goodwill moment gone, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney plunged back [&hellip...

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Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, former Astronaut Sally Ride speaks to members of the media as NASA personnel set-up astronomy equipment on the South Lawn of the White House in preparation for an event with the President and the First Lady, in...

Authorities trying to ID 14 killed in Texas crash

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This July 22, 2012, photo shows a pickup truck that authorities say was overloaded with passengers when it veered off a highway and crashed into trees near Goliad, Texas, killing at least 13 people and injuring 10. Officials said at least 23 passengers were...

Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol' as new judge

July 24, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – This May 26, 2012 file photo shows U.S. Singer Mariah Carey performing on stage during a concert at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Carey will be joining the cast of “American Idol.” She told a meeting of the Television...

Drew Peterson introduces self to would-be jurors

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joel Brodsky, attorney for former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, speaks to reporters before going into court for the first day of jury selection in Peterson’s murder trial, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Joliet, Ill. Peterson, 58, is charged with...

Police: Shooting suspect mum after attack

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Dennis L. Thomas, left, who retired in 1992, prays with Greg Zanis, right, from Aurora, Ill., before placing the flag his commanding officer presented him on his retirement, at a cross for Jonathan T. Blunk, as Zanis places crosses for...

Obama offers comfort after Colorado shooting

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama greets Aurora (Colo.) Mayor Steve Hogan as Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, left, watches after Obama arrived at at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AURORA, Colo. (AP) — President Barack...

Lobstermen finding more odd colors in the catch

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This file photo made Tuesday, June 26, 2012, by Rebecca McAleney, shows a bright orange, left, a bright blue, right, and a calico lobster at New Meadows Lobster in Portland, Maine. Scientists are seeing a boom in the number of blue, orange,...

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo from Nov. 3, 2010, documentary filmmaker Josh Fox speaks at a rally of protestors against Marcellus Shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing in Pittsburgh. Researchers say the claim that fracking has been linked to increased...

'Vampire Diaries' wins big at Teen Choice Awards

July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Vampire Diaries” has already sucked up five trophies at the Teen Choice Awards....