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Heather Locklear released from LA-area hospital

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 12, 2009 file photo, Heather Locklear arrives at the Women in Film Crystal Lucy Awards in Los Angeles. Paramedics responded to Locklear’s home 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles for a medical emergency and transported a woman matching the actress’ description as a precautionary measure, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 12,...

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Judge: John Edwards has serious heart condition

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards leaves federal court after an appearance in Greensboro, N.C. Edwards has a serious heart condition that will require a medical procedure next month and his...

US to restore full diplomatic ties with Myanmar

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mya Aye, center, one of the 88 Generation students activists, gets welcomed by his colleagues as he arrives at Yangon airport after being released from prison Friday, Jan.13, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar freed many of its prominent political prisoners...

Gingrich tempers Romney attacks in South Carolina

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former, House Speaker Newt Gingrich walks to his bus after a rally for home ownership, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the State Capitol in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Under pressure from some in...

School president: It’s not a ‘Penn State scandal’

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson waits for the beginning of a town hall meeting with alumni in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Erickson was grilled Wednesday by alumni unhappy about how the school handled a child sex abuse scandal, the...

Alaska winter piles on more snow for weather-weary

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Alaska Department of Transportation snow plows clear the Seward Highway Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. The National Weather Service is predicting a total snowfall of 8 to 16 inches today, putting Anchorage on track to have the snowiest winter...

Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expresses her dismay at emerging reports of U.S. Marines allegedly desecrating the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, during a news conference with Algerian Foreign Minister...

Midwest gets first big snowstorm of warm winter

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Snow collects on a plant in Vernon Hills, Ill., as the first winter storm of the season moved through on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The National Weather Service in northern Illinois predicts between 6 and 8 inches of snow in Chicago and Joliet and 4 to 6 inches...

Retail sales weaken in Dec. but cap a record year

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, Verizon Wireless recruiters interview job candidates for sales, retail and management positions at a HireLive career fair in Los Angeles. More people sought unemployment benefits last week as companies let go of thousands of...

Young voters propelling Ron Paul’s campaign

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, Ivy Littlejohn, 13, of Pacolet, S.C. watches as Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speak in West Columbia, S.C. A 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary...