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Astrodome spared? Group suggests overhaul, reuse

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A broken telephone and cut hoses and wires hang on a corridor wall in the Astrodome Monday, May 21, 2012, in Houston. Once touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the nation’s first domed stadium sits quietly gathering dust and items for storage. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) HOUSTON (AP) — The Astrodome, a now-empty showplace [&hellip...

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Franciscan files tell abuse story

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2012, Paul Palecek, who was molested as a Franciscan seminary student back in the 1960′s, poses in his home in Folsom, Calif., Palecek is one of two dozen former students who have accused the Rev. Mario Cimmarrusti of...

Obama birth certificate OK by Arizona official

May 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s secretary of state said Wednesday that...

Sheriff: Suspect linked by DNA to missing CA teen

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – An undated file photo shows a picture of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill, Calif. Authorities have arrested Antolin Garcia-Torres in the kidnapping and death of the Northern California teenager whose...

Jury sees video of GI buying bomb-making items

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors...

Man in stable condition after Niagara Falls plunge

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Niagara Falls emergency officials rescue a man who plunged over Niagara Falls and survived in an apparent suicide attempt, Monday, May 21, 2012. The man is only the third person known to have gone over without a safety device and live. A waiting helicopter...

Romney inches closer to GOP nomination with sweep

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 8, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Lansing, Mich. Romney is looking to pad his lead in the race for convention delegates in Republican presidential primaries Tuesday...

APNewsBreak: Franciscan files tell abuse story

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2012, Paul Palecek, who was molested as a Franciscan seminary student back in the 1960′s is seen in his home in Folsom, Calif. Palecek is one of two dozen former students who have accused the Rev. Mario Cimmarrusti of...

Joplin remembers deadly tornado, 1 year later

May 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joplin firefighters stand at attention during a ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., a year ago on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The twister killed 161 people as it cut a wide swath through Joplin. (AP Photo/Charlie...

Obama: Joplin graduates are source of inspiration

May 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama, center, is introduced at the Joplin High School commencement ceremony, Monday, May 21, 2012, at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. Also also on stage with Obama are from left to right, Assistant Superintendent Angie...