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Obama embraces health care law after court ruling

August 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama reacts to cheers as he and Vice President Joe Biden arrive in the East Room of the White House in Washington, for the signing ceremony for the health care bill. Obama, emboldened by the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his health care overhaul, is [&hellip...

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AP source: Loughner would get life in shooting

August 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This photo released Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, by the U.S. Marshal’s Service shows Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and left several others wounded, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle...

Kisses at Chick-fil-A to protest gay marriage view

August 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Gay rights groups and others protest and hold a “kiss-in” outside the Decatur, Ga., Chick-fil-A restaurant Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 as a public response to a company official who was quoted as supporting the traditional family unit. About two dozen...

THE RACE: Obama and Romney portray rival economies

August 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama talks about taxes, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in the Old Executive Office building of the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney...

US hiring picks up in July with 163,000 jobs added

August 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Aug. 2, 2012 photo, ironworker Stephen MacGray cuts a steel brace at the World Trade Center construction site, in New York. U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring. The Labor Department said...

Avoiding Olympic spoilers is a sport of its own

August 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The United States’ Mariel Zagunis asks for a ruling in her match against Japan’s Seira Nakayama in the women’s individual sabre fencing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)...

Judge: Peterson murder trial in jeopardy

August 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Henry and Marcia Savio, father and stepmother of Kathleen Savio enter the Will County Courthouse, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Joliet, Ill. for opening statements in former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson’s murder trial. Peterson is charged in...

Budget-and-tax impasse threatens troops, economy

August 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Acting Budget Director Jeffrey Zients, with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on defense cuts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)...

Glitch causes big swings in dozens of stocks

August 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Specialist Peter Giacchi looks at the price of Knight at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Traders’ attention was diverted to unusually sharp moves in a number of stocks shortly after the opening bell. The...

On a chaotic day, Fed, glitches push stocks lower

August 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Traders Bobby Finnerty, left, and Gregory Rowe, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Stocks are mostly higher in morning trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — There was more than one story line playing out in...