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First lady asked Santa to help get Obama to Hawaii

December 25, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama walks with Donna Willard, wife of Admiral Robert Willard, to greet people waiting for him on the tarmac as he arrives on Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base in Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) HONOLULU (AP) — Michelle Obama was looking for help from more than [&hellip...

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Gingrich fails to qualify for Va. primary ballot

December 25, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich failed to qualify for...

Black Navy veteran to get medal for WWII actions

December 25, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This 2009 photo provided by the office of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, shows Menlo Park resident Carl Clark, left, given a proclamation and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto. It was announced Dec. 22, 2011 that...

NORAD Santa trackers having record holiday

December 25, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2010 file photo, volunteers take phone calls and answer emails at the Santa Tracking Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, Colo. Santa is already piling up monster numbers on social networking sites...

New Air Jordans cause nationwide shopping frenzy

December 24, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Police officers make their way through the crowd waiting to buy Nike’s newly released Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords to “back up” outside the Trax shoe store Charlotte, N.C. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. The release of the new basketball shoes caused...

Biden, Romney spar like it’s fall 2012

December 24, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right, waves to a supporter before speaking at a campaign stop, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) TILTON, N.H. (AP) — It’s an opening salvo of the...

Job growth is lifting hopes for consumer spending

December 24, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2011 file photo, the front of a Boeing 777 jet stands in a production line at the company’s manufacturing plant, in Everett, Wash. U.S. business demand for long-lasting manufactured goods rose by the largest amount in four...

Pros see stocks up in 2012, but big risks, too

December 24, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, specialist Patrick King, second from right, and others watch President Barack Obama’s remarks on a television monitor the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The good news is that Wall Street experts think...

Profiling lawsuit could add to sheriff’s troubles

December 23, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge will hear arguments Thursday Dec., 22, 2011 in a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in Arpaio’s immigration patrols, a...

Analysis: GOP’s struggle on taxes gives Dems hope

December 23, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Washington. The president was flanked at the White House by several people who commented on Twitter about how they...