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Agency pushes new Willamette Valley canola plan

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 1, 2012, file photo shows canola products at Willamette Biomass Processors plant in Rickreall, Ore. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has reached a decision on its controversial proposal to expand production of canola oil in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for use in renewable fuels.(AP Photo/The Oregonian, Beth Nakamura) MAGS...

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2 inmates escape from high-rise jail in Chicago

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A harness and the end of a rope dangles from a window on the back side of the Metropolitan Correctional Center Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Two convicted bank robbers used a knotted rope or bed sheets to escape from the federal prison window high above...

Inouye’s death leaves hole in HI political clou

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, July 9, 2010 file photo, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, is seen at the ceremony welcoming F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham in Honolulu. Inouye has died of respiratory complications, Monday, Dec. 17,...

Benghazi review finds systematic security faults

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 11, 2011, file photo, then U.S. envoy Chris Stevens attends meetings at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. An independent review board is set to reveal its...

Investors turn against gun makers after massacre

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 27, 2006 file photo, shows a Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and ammunition on display at the Seattle Police headquarters in Seattle. The maker of the Bushmaster rapid-fire weapon used to kill schoolchildren in Connecticut on...

Teacher sole heir of $7.4M gold coin fortune

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo shows the Carson City, Nev. home of Walter Samaszko Jr. A crew sent to clean out Samaszko’s house found more than $7.4 million worth of gold coins, bars and bullion left behind in the garage after his death in June. A...

Instagram says users’ photos won’t appear in ads

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, April 9, 2012, file photo, Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone, in New York. Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after the...

AP sources: New Obama offer moves toward Boehner

December 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 30, 2011, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Obama and Speaker Boehner met at the White House today in search of a compromise to avert the...

Mets trade Cy Young winner Dickey to Blue Jays

December 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey reacting to fans as he celebrates his 20th victory of the season after the Mets 6-5 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. A...

APNewsBreak: Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

December 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

McKenna Pope,13, left, plays with her brother Gavyn Boscio, 4, in their home in Garfield, N.J. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Pope started a petition demanding the toy company Hasbro make its Easy-Bake Oven more boy friendly. She was inspired to do so when Gavyn...