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US wants 9/11 health program to include 50 cancers

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, a man wipes ash from his face after terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, causing them to collapse. A federal health official is expected to announce in early June, 2012, whether people with cancer will be covered by an aid program for [&hellip...

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Nationwide rallies target birth control measure

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Marie Payne of Pittston listens to announcements during the Scranton Stand up for Religious Freedom Rally against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, in Scranton, Pa. on Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP...

Lobbyist tied to Sen. Harry Reid pleads not guilty

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Defense attorney John Arrascada, left, with Harvey Whittemore at his side speak to the media after Whittemore’s arraignment Thursday June 7, 2012 in Reno, Nev. Whittemore, a former developer and lobbyist with ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

Kansas family killed in plane crash in Fla. swamp

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shows the wreckage of a Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop passenger plane that crashed near Lake Weohyakapka, aka Lake Walk In the Water, in southeast Polk County, Fla. on Thursday, June 7,...

News organizations appeal Idaho execution case

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo shows the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution as Warden Randy Blades, right, stands in the observation room, in Boise, Idaho. A legal challenge seeking full viewing access to Idaho executions...

Witness: Suspect in attack on fan had bloody hand

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Defendant Marvin Norwood looks down as Corey Maciel, a friend of victim Bryan Stowe, testifies during a preliminary hearing Wednesday, June 6 2012 in Los Angeles Superior Court . Norwood is one of two suspected of beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow...

Officials worry about creatures on tsunami dock

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, June 7, 2012 photo proivded by the Oregon Park and Recreations Department, unidentified workers shovel debris from the top of a dock float torn loose from a Japanese fishing port by the 2011 tsunami that washed up Tuesday on Agate Beach near...

Top Lawmakers declare war on intelligence leaks

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

After a closed-door meeting with National Intelligence Director James Clapper, the four leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees hold a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, to discuss the recent spate of...

DC Council chair resigns after bank fraud charge

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 12, 2011 file photo, Washington D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brown was charged Wednesday with lying about his income on loan applications, becoming the second person on the panel in...

What $40,000 gets you in presidential fundraising

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 15, 2012 file photo, actor George Clooney leaves the White House in Washington. If you have $40,000 to spend, President Barack Obama’s campaign has a deal for you. Write a big check, and you’ll get you a picture with the...