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Economy ends tough 2011 on a surprising upswing

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, store manager Joseph Sublett changes gasoline prices to reflect a three-cent drop at a Little Rock, Ark., Conoco-Phillips station. The U.S. economy is ending 2011 on a roll. Growth in the fourth quarter likely accelerated to the fastest pace since mid-2010, and the job market appears [&hellip...

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Defense in WikiLeaks case begins giving its side

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

In this courtroom sketch, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, his attorney David Coombs, standing left, Prosecution attorney Ashden Fein, center, and Inspecting Officer Paul Almanza, upper right, and witness Adrian Lamo, right, appear in a courtroom in Fort...

Romney says Gingrich can’t take campaign heat

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reads from a tele-prompter as he makes a campaign speech in Bedford, N.H. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney says if Newt Gingrich...

Interstates reopening after Great Plains snowstorm

December 21, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

A Potter County road grader works to clear parts of Indian Hills Road Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region....

Travelers sit in Kansas as snowstorm socks Plains

December 20, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Longmont police respond to three separate weather-related accidents as snow falls on Colo. Hwy. 66 at Francis Street in Longmont, Colo., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2001. A major storm is bringing blizzard conditions to Colorado’s southeastern corner, where...

Bon Jovi: ‘Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey’

December 20, 2011 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, singer Jon Bon Jovi attends the premiere of “New Year’s Eve” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Bon Jovi wants fans to know he’s not dead, and he has posted a photo proving it....

House begins debating payroll tax cut

December 20, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Steny Hoyer D-Md. speaks during a news conference at Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 as House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. James Clyburn D-S.C., listen. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — With neither side...

BLM sued over NV mustang castration, roundup plans

December 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A coalition of conservationists and wild-horse activists is suing the government to block its implementation of a precedent-setting plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in eastern Nevada. The lawsuit, filed by the Western Watersheds...

Public barred from classified part of Manning case

December 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Hundreds of demonstrators march in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, present on base at a military court hearing, outside Ft. Meade, Md., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Prosecutors began presenting their case that Manning was the source of the WikiLeaks...

House GOP out to reshape Senate’s payroll tax cut

December 19, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, photo provided by NBC News, Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, appears on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in Washington. House Republicans said Sunday they oppose a bipartisan, Senate-approved bill that...