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At least $380K raised for bullied NY bus monitor

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this June 20, 2012 photo, Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., talks about the verbal abuse she endured from Greece middle school students while she was school bus monitor. Since the incident was captured in a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, more than $120,000 has been raised to send the grandmother on vacation. The [&hellip...

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Northeast bakes under wilting heat for a 2nd day

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Evelyn Maresca, 83, right, laughs as she talks to Anna Anthony, 81, while playing bingo at a city sponsored cooling station at the Ironbound Senior Center, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Forecasters say temperatures could combine with humidity to...

Boehner takes hard line on Holder contempt vote

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. In a showdown with President...

Wis. company that sold to Va. Tech gunman closes

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This April 19, 2007 file photo shows Eric Thompson, a Wisconsin online weapons dealer who sold guns or accessories to the killers in the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University mass shootings as well as a man who opened fire at a...

Priest at center of attack trial starts testifying

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

William Lynch listens during an interview in San Francisco, Monday, June 18, 2012. Lynch was charged with savagely beating Rev. Jerold Lindner. Lynch dreamed for years about confronting the Jesuit priest he says molested him and his little brother more than...

Liberals urge Obama to go after Wall Street harder

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 2, 2012 file photo, Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks in Springfield, Mass. Liberals have groused about President Barack Obama since he was elected, lamenting a lack of progress on issues they hold...

Immigration suddenly roiling presidential contest

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the G20 Summit, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Los Cabos, Mexico. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No longer a backburner issue, immigration is roiling the presidential contest as President...

Police: Texas hotel shooting suspect not talking

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

CORRECTS THAT DAVIAN IS THE CHILD THAT DIED – This photo provided by Laredo, Texas, Police shows Demond Bluntson. Bluntson, 36, was charged Wednesday, June 20, 2012 with capital murder and aggravated assault in Laredo where police say he fatally shot...

Sandusky defense rests on 3rd day in abuse case

June 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The defense has rested in Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial. Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of...

Epic clash nearing over tax boosts, spending cuts

June 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama, left, greets Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon as they pose for pictures during the opening ceremony of the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget showdown...