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Batman star Christian Bale visits shooting victims

July 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Actor Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visit a memorial to the victims of Friday’s mass shooting, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire during a late-night showing of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” which stars Bale as Batman. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) AURORA, [&hellip...

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Romney seeks independent probe of White House leak

July 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tuesday, July 24,2012, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential...

LA City Council votes to ban marijuana shops

July 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Juan Alcala, a proponent for medical marijuana, poses at the Los Angeles City Council meeting Tuesday July 24, 2012 in Los Angeles. The council was hearing arguments whether to ban marijuana dispensaries that have sprung up throughout the city. (AP Photo/Nick...

Stocks drop for a 3rd day as earnings slide

July 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Wingszi Chang, left, of Getco Securities, and Michael Smyth of MND Partners trade on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 23, 2012 in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 101.11 points to 12721.46. (AP Photo/Henny Ray...

Recovering ex-congresswoman rides Alpine cable car

July 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, center, who is recovering from injuries in a mass shooting last year, and her astronaut husband Mark Kelly, right, accompanied by mountain guide Vincent Lameyre, left, stand on a ridge of the Aiguille du Midi,...

Obama, Romney jab anew, foreign affairs at fore

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama leads a round of applause for veterans of the Vietnam war during his speech at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Their...

Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, former Astronaut Sally Ride speaks to members of the media as NASA personnel set-up astronomy equipment on the South Lawn of the White House in preparation for an event with the President and the First Lady, in...

Authorities trying to ID 14 killed in Texas crash

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This July 22, 2012, photo shows a pickup truck that authorities say was overloaded with passengers when it veered off a highway and crashed into trees near Goliad, Texas, killing at least 13 people and injuring 10. Officials said at least 23 passengers were...

Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol' as new judge

July 24, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – This May 26, 2012 file photo shows U.S. Singer Mariah Carey performing on stage during a concert at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Carey will be joining the cast of “American Idol.” She told a meeting of the Television...

Drew Peterson introduces self to would-be jurors

July 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Joel Brodsky, attorney for former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, speaks to reporters before going into court for the first day of jury selection in Peterson’s murder trial, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Joliet, Ill. Peterson, 58, is charged with...