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Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Software company founder John McAfee is surrounded by members of the press as he leaves an immigration detention center for the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. McAfee, who is being deported to the U.S., was detained last week for immigration violations after he sneaked into Guatemala from neighboring Belize,...

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US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A screen at the General Satellite Control and Command Center shows the moment North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket is launched in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea successfully fired a long-range rocket on Wednesday, defying...

Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi. Shankar, the sitar...

Cheese first made at least 7,500 years ago

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This is a Jan. 14, 2006 file photo of a street vendor selling regional smoked cheese ‘oscypek ‘ in Zakopane, Poland. Little Miss Muffet could have been separating her curds and whey from the sixth millennium B.C., according to a new...

3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

An Oregon State police car leaves the parking lot where a gunman opened fire at the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall earlier in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Police say three people are dead, including the gunman. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) PORTLAND,...

‘Cliff’ movement? Obama, Boehner trade proposals

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, following a Democratic strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of divided government, President...

Florida executes ex-cop for killing 9 in 1986

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this 1988, file photo, Manuel Pardo, found guilty of nine counts of murder, listens as his sentence is read. Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Florida State Prison in Starke, Fla. U.S. Judge Timothy Corrigan denied...

US defends $1.9B deal with British banking giant

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton, addresses a news conference, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York based-probe in connection with the laundering of...

Stocks edge higher; Dow boosted by McDonald’s

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after the surprise resignation of Italy’s prime...

AP source: HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle probe

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In a July 30, 2012 file photo people walk past a logo of HSBC headquarters in Hong Kong . HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law...