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2nd person dies of hantavirus after Yosemite visit

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo from Sunday Oct. 23, 2011, tents are seen in Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A man died and a woman became seriously ill after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease that might have been linked to their stay at this popular lodging area in Yosemite National Park, officials said Thursday. The [&hellip...

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Earthquake swarm puts California town on edge

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

El Sol Market on Main Street in Brawley, Calif., was hit hard by the earthquakes that hit throughout Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes rattled Southern California on Sunday, shaking an area from rural Imperial County to the San...

Colombia's president: talks held with FARC rebels

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos delivers a speech during a televised address to the nation at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Santos said his government has held exploratory talks with rebels of the the...

Can Curiosity Mars mission inspire like Apollo?

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

NASA scientists smile after NASA’s Administrator Charles Bolden, seen on video projection on top left, debuted the first recorded human voice that traveled from Earth to another planet and back, as Bolden radioed the rover on Mars and back to...

Hurricanes hold election-year peril for candidates

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Aug, 31, 2005 file photo shows a man pushing his bicycle through flood waters near the Superdome in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina left much of the city under water. Hurricane responses by politicians mean avoiding disaster _ their own....

Isaac threat to Gulf Coast well beyond New Orleans

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Adrian Wasik anxiously has his sail boat pulled from the Long Beach Marina in Long Beach, Miss., Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Officials at the almost 300 slip marina made evacuation and vessel removal mandatory Monday, leaving an seaside ghost town as boaters...

Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

August 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Aug. 23, 2012, photo, social worker Shannon Coyne poses for a portrait with her 11-month-old son in Philadelphia. Coyne and her husband decided against circumcision for their son. The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health...

Despite Isaac's soaking, Keys residents laid back

August 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Oren Eshel boards a storefront on Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Isaac’s winds are expected to be felt in the Florida Keys by sunrise Sunday morning. (AP...

Tracking Isaac: The latest on the storm's path

August 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Heavy storm clouds hover over the skyline of downtown Miami as Tropical Storm Isaac’s weather bands reach the Miami area aon Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could...

Krall plays 'Fly Me to the Moon' for Armstrong

August 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. A statement from the family says Armstrong died following...