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Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This May 13, 2012, family photo provided by Nathan Ochs shows his wife, Constance Van Kley, Nathan Ochs and their sons Rudy, left, and Abraham during a visit to Little Devils Tower near Custer, S.D. If hotshot firefighter Nathan Ochs is hurt on the job, workers compensation would pay for his medical care. When his [&hellip...

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Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rickie Lee Fowler, right, talks with his attorney Michael Belter during his trial on Monday, July 9, 2012, at the San Bernardino Superior Court House in San Bernardino, Calif. Fowler is accused of setting the Old Fire in 2003 and has pleaded not guilty to...

Temperatures across US cool slightly but still hot

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Auset Donadalle, 4, sprays herself with mist to keep cool during a Durham Parks and Recreation-sponsored Rock the Park concert, Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Old Farm Road Park in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen) MANDATORY CREDIT NEW...

Durable Borgnine's motto: 'You gotta go to work'

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 4, 1963, file photo, Ernest Borgnine acts in a scene for ABC-TV’s “McHale’s Navy.” A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — He was a...

New studies nix report of arsenic-loving bacteria

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 15, 2004, file photo, shows tufa towers in Mono Lake near Lee Vining, Calif. The ancient towers, composed of calcium carbonate, were formed underwater when fresh water springs mixed with minerals in the lake water, and became visible...

More public schools splitting up boys, girls

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken May 9, 2012, Middleton Heights Elementary Principal Robin Gilbert holds a baby chick while visiting an all-girls classroom of first- and second-graders at her school in Middleton, Idaho. Middleton is believed to be the only public school...

Boy killed by falling tombstone was helping dad

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the family via Park City Medical Center shows Carson Dean Cheney, 4, who died July 5, 2012 after a large tombstone fell and hit the boy while he and his family were visiting a historic cemetery in the Utah ski resort town of...

Unrelenting heat wave bakes half the US; 30 dead

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sophie, 3, from Connecticut, frolics with a water sprinkler set up at the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, rear, in Washington Saturday, July 7, 2012. The heat gripping much of the country is set to peak Saturday in many places, including some...

Analysis: GOP hopes lumbering economy dooms Obama

July 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama signs the Surface Transportation Bill, HR 4348, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill maintains jobs on transportation projects and prevents interest rate increases on new...

$?(&! What did that politician just say?

July 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 29, 1974 file photo, President Richard M. Nixon points to the transcripts of the White House tapes in Washington, D.C., after he announced on television that he would turn over the transcripts to House impeachment investigators....