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Barbers, beauticians get snippy over striped poles

March 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this March 9, 2012, photo Joel and Lisa Martin pose outside their barber shop and salon in Rosemount, Minn. The barber pole, one of the oldest signs that can be seen on storefronts across America, are an increasing source of friction between barbers and beauticians over which businesses get to display the iconic striped [&hellip...

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Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

March 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Grafton Peterson, right, parent of the late Erin Peterson, wipes his face in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christiansburg Va. Wednesday March 14 2012. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday over a lawsuit filed by the parents of two students slain in the...

Rogge concerned about Olympic nationality switches

March 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Belgian Jacques Rogge waits for the opening of the executive board’s meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)...

Defense lawyer: NYC temple plot case misguided

March 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for an Algerian native accused of planning to blow up synagogues said Tuesday that her client was a mentally unstable man targeted by the New York Police Department as part of its “unconstitutional and illegal”...

Polls give different views of NY Muslim program

March 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly responds to questions during a news conference in New York. A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, March 13, 2012 says 82 percent of respondents thought the...

Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Hossack dies

March 13, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

In this undated image released by D. Baron Media Relations, Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack is shown. Hossack died of cancer on Monday, March 12, 2012, in his home in Dubois, Wyo. He was 65. Hossack played with the group from 1971 to 1973 and rejoined...

Fed upbeat on economy but will keep record rates

March 13, 2012 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Feb. 17, 2011 file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. Federal Reserve policymakers will meet Tuesday March 13, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott...

Ally-on-ally killings muddy path for US pullout

March 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta fields questions from the media on a flight to Kyrgystan, March 12, 2012, regarding the American soldier who is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them children, and then burning many of the bodies, on Sunday in...

US, Russia to talk Syria at key UN Mideast meeting

March 12, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

From left to right, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, and British Foreign Minister William Hague talk before the Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday,...

AP Exclusive: Mexico police nearly nabbed El Chapo

March 12, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 10, 1993 file photo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias “El Chapo Guzman,” is shown to the press after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, outskirts of Mexico City. Mexican federal police nearly nabbed...