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Iowa ad war: late starting but nasty

December 30, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and his wife, Callista, make a stop at his campaign office, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At least $12.5 million and counting has blanketed the airwaves ahead of next Tuesday’s Republican presidential caucuses, with...

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Upbeat in Iowa, Romney ramps up pre-caucus push

December 30, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, answers a question about his stance on abortion asked by Richard Pint, left, of Waterloo during a campaign stop at J’s Homestyle Cooking Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in...

Perry: Abortion allowed if woman’s life at risk

December 29, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the Westside Conservative Club breakfast,Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rick...

Toledo holds off Air Force 42-41 in Military Bowl

December 29, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Toledo head coach Matt Campbell holds the trophy after the beat Air Force 42-41 in the Military Bowl college football game,Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the youngest head coach in the country knows not...

Family ‘devastated’ by Conn. Christmas house fire

December 29, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 27, 2011 file photo, Stamford firefighter Nick Tamburro pays respects outside the Stamford, Conn., home of Madonna Badger, which was destroyed by a fire on Christmas morning. The Connecticut medical examiner said Wednesday, Dec. 28,...

Bachmann loses Iowa campaign chairman to Paul

December 29, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican Presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. meets with patrons at the Nodaway Diner during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Greenfield, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Michele Bachmann’s struggling...

Gov’t to pay family $17.8M for military jet crash

December 29, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

File – This file photo provided by the Korean United Methodist Church of San Diego shows Young Mi Yoon, left, and her husband Dong Yun Yoon at the San Diego church in 2001. A federal judge on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, ordered the U.S. government to pay...

Paul gets front-runner’s welcome in Iowa

December 29, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaks during a campaign stop at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Texas Rep. Ron Paul received a welcome befitting a man with...

Yemen’s leader causes headaches in Washington

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing an unprecedented...

Slain Ind. girl’s grandfather was sex offender

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

An undated Allen County (Ind.) Sheriff’s Department photo shows Mike Plumadore. Authorities said Monday night, Dec. 26, 2011 that Aliahna Lemmon had been found dead and Plumadore, 39, who was watching Aliahna and her two sisters when she went missing...