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2nd woman dies following NYC river chopper crash

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct 2, 2011 file photo provided by the Nicholson family, from left, Paul Nicholson, his step-daughter Sonia Marra, her mother Harriet Nicholson and Marra’s lifetime partner, Helen Tamaki, pose for a photo near the River Cafe in the Brooklyn borough of New York where Marra celebrated her 40th birthday. Marra died [&hellip...

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Debt-crippled Pa. capital files for bankruptcy

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 16, 2010 photo, shows Harrisburg Pennsylvania Mayor Linda Thompson in her office in downtown Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania’s financially distressed capital city is seeking Chapter 9 bankruptcy Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, citing...

Romney on middle ground: I can work with Democrats

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, speaks to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, as businessman Herman Cain, center, listens during a Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Tuesday night,...

Kan.'s capital city repeals domestic violence law

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

A group gathers outside the Shawnee County Court House in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011, before a Topeka city council work-study session. Leaders in Kansas’ capital city repealed a local law against domestic violence late Tuesday as part of a...

Protesters march past millionaires' NYC homes

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

A protestor affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” protests chants outside 834 Fifth Avenue, where Rupert Murdoch lives, in New York, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. The crowd marched through out the Upper East Side neighborhood, protesting outside...

Senate passes bill to sanction China over currency

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talk to the media following a Senate vote that clears the way for debate on a bill that would impose tariffs on Chinese imports as a penalty for currency manipulation Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on...

GOP senators vote to defeat Obama's jobs bill

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., arrives at the Capitol for the vote on President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill, which is expected to fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott...

Slain woman's family haunted by ride with stranger

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Two angels, representing Maritza Ramirez-Cruz and her unborn child, are stenciled on the sidewalk outside Annette Morales-Rodriguez’ home Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in Milwaukee. Morales-Rodriguez, 33, faces one count each of first-degree intentional...

Pair charged in murder spree to be sent to Wash.

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – These booking file photos released by the Oregon State Police, on Oct. 6, 2011, show David Joseph Pedersen. Police in Washington say a woman suspected of killing four people in a Northwest crime spree has admitted to one of the slayings....

NBA cancels first two weeks of season

October 11, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher arrives for labor talks, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in New York. Facing a Monday deadline to reach a deal or have regular-season games canceled, NBA owners and players have resumed talks toward ending the lockout....