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Getting to know you: Obama, Xi start relationship

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping holds his glass after a toast at a lunch hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — The man destined to be China’s next leader won an extraordinary welcome [&hellip...

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No. 2 Syracuse beats No. 19 Louisville 52-51

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Syracuse’s Fab Melo, right, attempts to block the shot of Louisville’s Chane Behanana during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —...

In Joplin, young professionals hear call to serve

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2011, file photo, volunteer Lyn Kent, of Tulsa, Okla., holds a wall as new homes are raised in the Joplin, Mo. Since the May 22 tornado, thousands of volunteers have come to Joplin to help, including many Joplin natives that gave...

AP: Whitney Houston's body headed home to NJ

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Evelyn Rios cries after reading a poem she wrote and posted on a makeshift memorial for the late singer Whitney Houston outside of New Hope Baptist Church, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Newark, N.J. As a young girl, Houston sang in the choir at New Hope Baptist...

Independent group inspecting Apple suppliers

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, a man stands near Apple’s iPad advertisement in Shanghai, China. An independent group, the Fair Labor Association, has started auditing Apple Inc.’s Chinese supplier Foxconn after a request by Apple....

Authorities: Houston was underwater in tub

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, singer Dionne Warwick holds her trophy for “Musical Lifetime Achievement” during the 47th Golden Camera award ceremony in Berlin. Warwick has postponed a Valentine’s Day concert at at The...

Obama's budget: Govt still growing, despite cuts

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks about the “Community College to Career Fund” and his 2013 budget, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a pass on reining in...

US sees 'challenges' for peacekeepers in Syria

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures during a joint news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu , Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama...

White House attacks contraception bills

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by FOX News, White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew talks on FOX News Sunday in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Lew, who appeared on various Sunday shows, commented on President Barack Obama’s contraception health plan change saying...

Noted US Latino scholar 'forgotten' in birthplace

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The name George I. Sanchez has been celebrated for years among Mexican Americans in Texas and California. A son of an Arizona miner, the Albuquerque-born Sanchez worked his way out of poverty as a rural public school teacher in New...