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Dems scramble as Sen. Nelson announces retirement

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sources say Nelson will retire. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democrats on Tuesday lamented Sen. Ben Nelson’s decision to retire rather than seek a third term in Nebraska, fearing the [&hellip...

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Romney looks past Iowa rivals to criticize Obama

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a town hall meeting at the Fort Dodge GOP Headquarters, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Projecting the...

Man charged in Calif. soldier shooting

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

An undated photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department shows Ruben Ray Jurado. Police Monday Dec. 26, 2011, arrested Jurado. Authorities allege Jurado shot Sullivan at the party Friday night, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/San Bernardino Police...

Gingrich goes after rivals despite positive pledge

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaks during a campaign stop at a luncheon meeting of the Dubuque Rotary Club Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Telegraph...

Pragmatism in Iowa could benefit Romney

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the Glenn Miller Museum in Clarinda, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans may be starting to choose with...

Fla. crash kills doc getting heart for transplant

December 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Clay County Sheriff’s deputies head deep into the woods on four wheelers in an attempt to locate wreckage from a helicopter crash in an area west of Green Cove Springs, Fla. Monday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2011. The helicopter was enroute to Gainesville from...

Conn. fire victim was Ky. company’s safety chief

December 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Flowers sit at the base of a mailbox, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, outside the house where a fire left five people dead on Christmas Day, in Stamford, Conn. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A department store Santa Claus who died with his wife and...

GOP campaign for Iowa caucus enters final week

December 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., signs an autograph during a campaign stop at at Tangleberries in Centerville, Iowa, in this Dec. 23, 2011 file photo. After a brief respite for Christmas, the Republicans in...

FBI joins search for missing Indiana girl

December 27, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

During an interview Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 Amber Story, left, Tarah’s mom, and Tarah Souders talk about Tarah’s daughter Aliahna Lemmon, 9, who is missing since Friday in Fort Wayne, Ind. (AP Photo/The Journal Gazette, Cathie Rowand) FORT WAYNE,...

Obama spends Christmas with family, military

December 26, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama gets a mouth and face full of fingers from Cooper Wall Wagner, 8 months, as he poses for a photo with Cooper and his parents, Captain Greg and Meredith Wagner, while visiting members of the military during Christmas dinner at Anderson...