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S&P nears record as home price surge lifts stocks

March 26, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 19, 2013. European markets steadied Tuesday March 26, 2013, a day after they were roiled by a suggestion from a leading European finance official that the Cyprus bailout was a model for the future. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — More [&hellip...

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$338M lottery winner feels ‘pure joy,’ uncertainty

March 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS AGE TO 45 INSTEAD OF 44 – Pedro Quezada, the winner of the Powerball jackpot, holds up a promotional check during a news conference at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Lawrenceville, N.J. Quezada, 45, won the...

Girl, 9, walks to get help after crash kills dad

March 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Department of Motor Vehicles license photo shows Alejandro Renteria, who’s SUV crashed and landed into a ravine in Action, Calif. on Sunday, March 24,2013. Renteria was killed in the crash, but his 9-year-old daughter crawled out of the mangled...

Headline: $338M NJ Powerball winner says he’ll help family

March 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Baiju Amin hands lottery tickets to a customer at Union Food Store in Totowa, N.J. on Sunday, March 24, 2013. The lone winning ticket for a $338.3 million Powerball drawing was sold in New Jersey. Details on where and when the winning ticket was purchased and...

Pa. groundhog’s handler taking blame for forecast

March 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 file photo shows Groundhog Club Co-handler Ron Ploucha holding the weather predicting groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, after the club said Phil did not see his shadow and there will be an early spring during the Groundhog...

NYC’s Met Museum accused of duping on fees

March 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 photo visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York wait in line to buy admission tickets. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — Before visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art can stroll past the Picassos,...

Court: Can drug companies pay to delay generics?

March 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 12, 2011 file photo, Jeremy Lazarus, president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA) speaks in Portland, Oregon. The Supreme Court will struggle this week with whether it’s legal for patent-holding pharmaceutical...

Amputee veteran helps train troops for war

March 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013, photo, former Navy corpsman Joel Booth, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, prepares with the help of a makeup artist to play his role as a downed helicopter pilot in a military training exercise at San Diego-based Strategic...

Both sides of gun debate make public appeals

March 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo combo, Wayne LaPierre, left, CEO of the National Rifle Association, makes remarks at CPAC 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013; and at right, New York City Mayor Michael...

Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon’s knife

March 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, March 11, 2013 photo, Atlanta cardiologist Dr. Spencer King demonstrates how a catheter is used to repair a diseased heart valve, at an American College of Cardiology conference in San Francisco. Many problems that used to require open-heart...