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Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This June 22, 2012, photo shows Travis Schepker, a biology intern, holding an Asian carp pulled from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. Scientists are monitoring native fish populations for signs of damage from Asian carp. (AP Photo/Robert Ray) HAVANA, Ill. (AP) — As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm [&hellip...

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Paterno's legacy may now be damaged beyond repair

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno listens to a question during his weekly news conference in State College, Pa. Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry...

Alleged would-be suicide bomber to plead guilty

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Shaker Masri, 29, of Chicago. On Thursday, July 12, 2012, prosecutors and defense attorneys in Chicago say they have an agreement for Masri, a terrorist suspect, to change his...

Thousands fall victim to utility payment scam

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Taneisha Morris, 33, of Detroit, who was scammed on paying a utility and satellite television invoice is shown in Detroit, Thursday, July 12, 2012. A national scam touting a new federal program from President Barack Obama is taking advantage of electric...

Report: Arcing power lines caused Utah wildfire

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Luke Fuller, with Salmon Track Rural Fire District, watches an air tanker drop retardant on a wildfire north of Jackpot, Nev., on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah wildfire that destroyed 52 homes...

Yoga teacher fired after glare at Facebook worker

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Yoga instructor Alice Van Ness, left, instructs student Melanie Gurunathan Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Lifestretch Yoga in Milpitas, Calif. Van Ness has been fired for her disapproving stink-eye glare at a Facebook employee using a cellphone in class. (AP...

Comic-Con to celebrate history, heritage

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this publicity photo provided by Capcom, a scene with M. Bison vs. Kuma from the “Street Fighter X Tekken” video game is shown. Capcom’s “Street Fighter” game franchise marks its 25th anniversary at Comic Con July 12-15, 2012...

Crop technology helps limit corn losses in drought

July 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Steve Niedbalski chops down his drought and heat stricken corn for feed Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Nashville Ill. Farmers in parts of the Midwest are dealing with the worst drought in nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For...

Senate Dems want tax cuts for businesses that hire

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 17, 2012 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new...

Obama team targets Mitt Romney's private finances

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a campaign stop at Central High School, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Grand Junction, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama election campaign has a...