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GOP upheaval arrives just before Romney convention

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leaves a campaign rally in West Chester, Pa. This is the convention prelude of the Republicans’ dreams _ their nightmares, that is. Mitt Romney wanted to preside over a made-for TV gathering showcasing his economic credentials and GOP...

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NJ mom who once lost custody decapitates son, 2

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Neighbor Tayari Horcey listens to a question as she stands near 1415 Kaighn Ave., in Camden, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, after police in Camden say a 2-year-old boy was decapitated, apparently by his mother, and his head left in the freezer of their home...

Romney, Ryan pulled into abortion debate

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan found themselves dragged into a debate...

Curiosity rover takes first short spin around Mars

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

NASA scientists named the Curiosity touch-down area Bradbury Landing after writer Ray Bradbury, seen on screen, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. The six-wheel rover made its first test drive on Wednesday as a...

Ex-Penn State president disputes sex abuse report

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

John E. Riley, defense lawyer for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Philadelphia. Attorneys for Spanier dispute allegations in the university-funded investigation by former FBI director...

Isaac poses potential problems for RNC

August 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dr. Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, updates a reporter on tropical storm Isaac Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. As of 11:00 AM tropical storm Isaac’s location 15.9 degrees north, 59.3 degrees...

Obama criticizes Romney over college assistance

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Capital University, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama accused rival Mitt Romney of being oblivious to the burdens of paying...

Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Saturday, March 24, 2012 file photo, villagers pray over the grave of one of the sixteen victims killed in a shooting rampage in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. It was once President Barack...

Mo. congressman defies GOP leaders to stay in race

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A campaign sign stands outside the Senate campaign office of U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 in Chesterfield, Mo. Rep. Akin has come under pressure to abandon his Senate compaign after his comments that women’s bodies can prevent...

Huge fire burns to edge of 3 Calif. towns

August 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A DC-10 drops fire retardant on the Ponderosa Fire Monday Aug. 20, 2012, near Paynes Creek, Calif. Nearly 1,900 firefighters were battling the Ponderosa Fire in rugged, densely forested terrain as it threatened 3,500 homes in the towns of Manton, Shingletown...