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Mother of 3 girls killed in Conn. fire speaks

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Madonna Badger, center, and Matthew Badger, right, react as the caskets carrying the bodies of their daughters, 9-year-old Lily Badger and 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah Badger are placed in the hearse after their funeral service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of people streamed into the historic [&hellip...

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In many parts of US, it’s a winterless wonderland

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Man-made snow coats a ski run but barren ground remains under a chairlift at Shawnee Peak ski area, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Bridgton, Maine. Across much of the Northeast most natural snow has either melted or been washed away by rain. (AP Photo/Robert F....

Crews gaining ground on northwestern Montana fires

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Wednesday Jan.4,2011 showing smoke and fire rising over Browning Mt. Blackfeet tribe officials say firefighters are starting to get a handle on two wind-fueled fires that have burned buildings and forced evacuations on the northwestern...

After Iowa, Romney now hopes to pull away in NH

January 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., campaigns during a town hall style meeting in Manchester, N.H., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) —...

Santorum faces organization, money hurdles

January 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum shakes hands during a campaign stop in Brentwood, N.H., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Rick Santorum is counting on momentum — and perhaps...

More US women having twins; rate at 1 in 30 babies

January 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo of June 19, 2009, twins Daniel, left, and Thomas O’Brien, 2, look at books at a Barnes & Noble in New York. The number of twins born in the U.S. has soared over the last three decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)...

NY Gov. Cuomo sets state on course for 2nd year

January 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his second State of the State speech at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday outlined what he hopes...

Yahoo picks PayPal’s pocket to hire latest CEO

January 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2010 file photo, PayPal president Scott Thompson speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Yahoo Inc. has named Thompson, president of eBay Inc.’s PayPal division, as its new CEO, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, the fourth...

Texas police kill 8th-grader carrying pellet gun

January 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A photo of the carbon dioxide powered pellet handgun 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was holding at the time he was shot by police at Cummings Middle School is shown during a news conference Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, 2012 in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/The...

Gingrich vows to fight on after poor Iowa showing

January 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, campaigns at Elly’s Tea and Coffee House in Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Newt Gingrich is vowing to fight on after a...