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Obama’s inner geek: robots to flying marshmallows

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, with students Meghan Clark, center, and Nathan Hughes, right, watches as they demonstrate their FIRST Robot, during a visits to a classroom at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. For a president who promotes technology at every opportunity,...

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Giants lauded as Super Bowl champs in NYC parade

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, lower left, watches as wide receiver Victor Cruz does a salsa dance on stage during a ceremony for the NFL football Super Bowl XLVI champions at City Hall in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)...

Coca-Cola adjusted 4Q results beat Street

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 8, 2011 file photo, cases of Coca-Cola are seen on a counter at a local store in West Bath, Maine, in this photo illustration. Coca-Cola Co.’s fourth-quarter net income dropped 71 percent, weighed down by restructuring charges...

Komen exec quits after Planned Parenthood flap

February 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Tuesday Aug. 10, 2010 file photo, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel speaks to reporters after casting her ballot in the Georgia runoff election in Roswell, Ga. Handel, executive with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer...

Marine hazing trial delayed after charges expanded

February 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2012 file photo, Marine Sgt. Benjamin Johns walks to the courtroom of the Legal Services Center of Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Johns, Lance Cpl. Jacob D. Jacoby, and Lance Cpl. Carlos Orozco III are accused...

Parents protest at scandalized LA grade school

February 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Yolanda Sanchez talks about what she describes as documented child abuse of her son, outside the Miramonte Elementary school in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. About three dozen parents and supporters staged a protest at the Los Angeles-area school rocked...

Utah chief: Police hope to interview Powell’s dad

February 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by Chuck and Judy Cox, Chuck Cox plays with his grandsons, Charlie, right, and Braden, left. Charlie and Braden were killed along with their father, Josh Powell, on Sunday in what police said was an intentional fire set by...

2nd wave of evictions is sweeping away Occupiers

February 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

U.S. Park Police officers take down a tent where they found evidence of sleeping materials and live rats, on one of the nation’s last remaining Occupy sites on McPherson Square in Washington, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Two encampments of Occupy demonstrators...

‘Halftime in America’ ad creates political debate

February 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Monument to Joe Louis statue is displayed in downtown Detroit, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. What exactly is Chrysler selling with “It’s Halftime in America,” Super Bowl ad which aired during Super Bowl XVLI, on Feb. 5? Chrysler’s recovery...

Homeless killings suspect faces new murder charges

February 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This file photo released on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, by the Anaheim Police Dept. shows Itzcoatl Ocampo. Southern California prosecutors say Ocampo, already accused of killing four homeless men, will face new charges for the stabbing deaths of a...