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‘Where Wild Things Are’ author Maurice Sendak dies

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 6 2011 file photo, children’s book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Sendak, author of the popular children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)...

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Faster study a small step toward stopping carp

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 20, 2011, file photo Natural Fisheries manager Brad Parsons, holds a 27-pound bighead carp, an invasive Asian carp species, caught in the St. Croix River at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. The...

Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A traveler passes through a scanner during a security check at Portland International Airport Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don’t need to be toughened despite the...

GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, accompanied by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, left, and students, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, as the Senate moves toward a showdown on a Democratic proposal to keep federally...

Calif. man charged with killing girlfriend, 2 sons

May 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo taken of a video monitor shows murder suspect Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, during his video arraignment between the Santa Ana Jail and the Courthouse in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, May 7, 2012. Prosecutors filed murder charges Monday against Limas who...

FBI: Bodies of missing Tenn. mom, daughter found

May 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents inspect the home and garage of a woman and her three young daughters who authorities say were abducted near Whiteville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 6, 2012. The FBI has said two bodies were found at a home connected to Adam...

US, China to cooperate more on cyber threat

May 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and and China’s Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie, not seen, speak during a joint press briefing at the Pentagon, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting that...

Obama targets middle-class voters through airwaves

May 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks along the arrow marks as he arrives for a town hall-style meeting at Stamco Industries, Inc., in Euclid, Ohio, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) EUCLID, Ohio (AP) —...

‘Lost’ star Matthew Fox arrested for DUI in Oregon

May 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2010 file photo, actor Matthew Fox talks to The Associated Press during the launch of the new play “In a Forest, Dark and Deep” at the Vaudeville theatre in London. Fox, star of the television show “Lost,”...

Video of bloody Calif arrest unveiled in court

May 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This combo made from file photos provided by the Orange County District Attorney’s office shows Fullerton Police Officers Jay Cicinelli, left, and Manuel Ramos. A judge on Monday, May 7, 2012 will weigh whether there’s enough evidence to try the two...