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Vendors cleared from Rio Grande Gorge bridge site

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Department of Transportation workers have cleared an area popular with vendors on the approaches to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge northwest of Taos. The arts and crafts vendors won a court battle last year over the legality of sales along a public right-of-way approaching the well-known tourist attraction. The Albuquerque...

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Ma, Diamond, Streep receive Kennedy Center Honors

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Kennedy Center Honoree Yo-Yo Ma takes part in an interview after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honor gala performance on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) WASHINGTON (AP) — Meryl Streep...

GOP rivals hope to court Cain supporters

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul has his microphone attached before he appears on the Republican Presidential Forum on “Huckabee,” the Fox News program hosted by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 in New...

Madonna to perform at halftime of Super Bowl

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Director Madonna attends a special screening of “W.E.” at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) NEW YORK (AP) — The Material Girl will be taking the stage on football’s biggest night....

Big win, big scare: 12 hurt at Oklahoma St. game

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Fans tear down a goal post, injuring some participants, after Oklahoma State defeated Oklahoma 44-10 in an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt) STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — After an annual football...

Putin’s party losing support in parliamentary vote

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Russian police officers detain an opposition member during an unsanctioned rally at the Manezhnaya square just outside the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. Russians cast their ballots with muted enthusiasm in national parliamentary elections...

Cain suspends campaign shifting GOP race

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, right, bows and his wife Gloria applauds as Cain arrives on stage for a scheduled announcement Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Atlanta. “I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued...

Fishing industry feels loss of Frank’s retirement

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

File – In this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is surrounded by members of the media after announcing in Newton, Mass., he will not seek reelection in 2012. Frank’s decision to retire is being met with dismay by members of...

George McGovern in stable condition after SD fall

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, former Democratic presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. George McGovern arrives for the funeral Mass for R. Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Md. Former Democratic presidential candidate George...

Obama urges public help pushing payroll tax cuts

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama listens while touring a building under construction in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, part of his Better Building Initiative to promote energy efficient buildings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama...