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Strong winds down trees and power lines in West

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

A worker looks at a crushed car with the stump of the tree that fell on it and a broken light pole in the background in Ogden, Utah after a wind storm on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and [&hellip...

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Ex-Wis. Gov. Thompson launches GOP bid for Senate

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 15, 2010 file photo, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson addresses a tea party rally in Madison, Wis. Thompson is launching his Senate campaign with a rally on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File) MADISON, Wis. (AP)...

For Herman Cain, the campaign all but over

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

A heckler, center, shouts during a speech by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain at Middle Tennessee State University Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain is still campaigning for...

Senate approves $662 billion defense bill

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, during the committee’s hearing to examine US strategic objectives towards Iran. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP)...

It’s on: The new National Christmas Tree lights up

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

The National Christmas Tree is pictured after it was lit by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha Obama and and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, at the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec., 1,...

Cain plows ahead but says yet again: reassessing

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks at his campaign headquarters in Manchester, N.H., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — His campaign’s survival in question, Herman Cain plowed ahead Wednesday in...

1st Penn State abuse suit comes from new accuser

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Attorney Jeff Anderson looks on during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Philadelphia. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a boy more than 100 times, then threatened his family to keep him quiet about the...

Gingrich trails in organizing in early-voting Iowa

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gives an interview Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011, during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa.(AP Photo/Dave Weaver) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich...

Obama: ‘Massive blow’ if GOP blocks payroll tax

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama waves as he takes the stage prior to speaking at Scranton High School, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) NEW YORK (AP) — Blending governing with re-election politics, President Barack Obama roused a...

Latest theory in NY mystery bodies: 1 killer of 10

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2010, file photo, authorities search the brush by the side of the road for human remains at Cedar Beach, near Babylon, N.Y. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, the Suffolk County police commissioner told The Associated Press in an...