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WVU settles Big East lawsuit, will join Big 12

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 file photo, West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck speaks addresses the media during a news conference, at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia University announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 that it has settled a lawsuit with the Big East for an unspecified amount, clearing [&hellip...

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Banking for pot shops rejected in Colorado

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A Feb. 10, 2012 photo Matthew Huron, owner of two medical marijuana dispensaries and an edible marijuana company in Denver talks about the problems he has faced with banks as he stands in his Good Chemistry dispensary with a sign on the register, “CASH...

Iowa town welcomes back China's next president

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Students attend a Chinese language class, that was inspired by Xi Jinping’s 1985 visit, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Muscatine, Iowa, High School. China’s likely future leader Xi Jinping will travel to Iowa Wednesday and Thursday where he will meet...

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...

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...