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Edwards acquitted on 1 count, mistrial on others

June 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards speaks outside a federal courthouse as his daughter, Cate Edwards, left, and father Wallace Edwards, listen after his campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Greensboro, N.C. Jurors acquitted Edwards on one charge and deadlocked on the other five, unable to decide whether he used...

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Thousands take part in tsunami drill in US town

June 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A sign points people to the evacuation route in case of a tsunami on Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Charleston, Ore. Authorities expected thousands of people to take park in a tsunami drill Thursday in the Oregon coastal communities of Charleston, Coos Bay and...

Police: Suspect in Seattle slayings shot self

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A police officer runs across a street in the University district in Seattle close to where a gunman killed two people and critically wounded three others at a cafe Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Not long after a gunman opened fire at the cafe in the north Seattle...

New lab turns SD gold town into scientific hub

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A sign welcomes visitors to a lab 4,850 feet beneath the earth on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. The Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D., will house the world’s most sensitive dark-matter detector. Scientists say that the lab _ housed inside...

Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided Aug. 11, 2010, by the United States Marshals Service shows Trevor Shea of Mechanicsburg, Md., who was sentenced to 33 years in federal prison in January, 2012, after pleading guilty to seven counts of production...

ACLU lawsuit challenges Ill. gay marriage ban

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Camilla Taylor, marriage project director for Lambda Legal, speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Chicago. More than two dozen gay Illinois couples who say it’s unconstitutional for the state to deny them the right to marry and will file...

Europe worries stalk Wall Street; Dow loses 161

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Specialist Michael Pistillo center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Fear about Europe’s financial stability caused traders to retreat from most investments seen as risky Wednesday, punishing U.S....

Hundreds of salmonella cases tied to chicks

May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Jonah McDonald’ holds freshly laid eggs from chickens at his Atlanta home Wednesday, May 30, 2012. McDonald says he washes the eggs thoroughly before eating them. McDonald teaches about chickens at an Atlanta school and says he always advises students...

Guitar picking master Doc Watson dies in NC at 89

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 1, 2011 file photo, master flatpicker Doc Watson performs with The Nashville Bluegrass Band during “Spirit of Sunday” during MerleFest in Wilkesboro, N.C. Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast...

First lady: Daughters need thick skin in politics

May 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This image released by ABC shows first lady Michelle Obama on the morning program “Good Morning America,” Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in New York. Obama discussed a variety of topics including her new book “American Grown: The Story of the White...