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Legendary songwriter Hal David dies in LA at 91

September 1, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 16, 2011 file photo, Hal David arrives at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned dozens of top 40 hits for a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, died Saturday Sept. 1, 2012 in Los [&hellip...

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Decision not to charge Ariz. sheriff isn't the end

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, talks with Media members Friday night Aug. 31, 2012 at his offices in downtown Phoenix. Federal authorities said Friday that they’re closing their abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio...

Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 5, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama has a beer as he talks with patrons as he stops for a beer at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, Ohio. Obama and his team frequently talk about the president’s fondness for...

AP Photos: Scenes from the Paralympics

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Cuba’s Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women’s 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) The images are inspiring as athletes from around the globe show their...

Author Richard Bach injured in Wash. plane crash

September 1, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This 1975 file photo shows Richard Bach. Bach, who is known for his 1970s best-selling novella “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” among other spiritually oriented writings, was in serious condition Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, after his small plane...

Federal government ending Wyoming wolf protections

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This image provided by Yellowstone National Park shows a wolf walking through the snow in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce Friday Aug. 31, 2012, that it is ending protections for wolves...

Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders talks about astronaut Neil Armstrong following private services for Armstrong, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Cincinnati. Portman gave the eulogy at the service. Hundreds of people attended a closed service for Armstrong Friday at a...

Waters recede in Louisiana, leaving sopping mess

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Several men try to free this grounded yacht on Twin Lake, near Diamondhead, Miss., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Area residents often anchor their boats during storms in lake. Strong winds and high waters caused by Isaac forced the grounding. A house boat was...

Israelis say UN report strengthens Iran warnings

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, two Israeli women drink coffee in a shopping mall after collecting their gas mask from a distribution center in Jerusalem. A new U.N. report adds credibility to Israel’s warnings about Tehran’s nuclear...

First since '52: No talk of war in GOP speech

September 1, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 1996 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole delivers his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in San Diego. Mitt Romney did not mention the war in Afghanistan, where 79,000 US troops are...