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Speaker: House to vote Friday on student loans

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo combo shows President Barack Obama in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 24, 2012, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on April 18, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. Obama and his likely GOP opponent, Romney, agree on an issue of importance to college students: Keeping the interest rate low on a popular [&hellip...

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Ex-aide: Edwards denied knowing of payoffs

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 23, 2012, file photo, Andrew Young, former aide to former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards, leaves federal court in Greensboro, N.C. Young testified on Wednesday, April 25, that the former senator stopped returning...

Ex-VA hospital official faults mental health care

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 4, 2012, file photo, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks at a field hearing of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which she chairs, in Tacoma, Wash. During the hearing Murray sharply questioned military and Veterans’...

Of food supply risks, mad cow's not high on list

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tagged cattle are gathered at Larson Farms/Midwest Feeders, one of the largest ranches in Illinois, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Maple Park, Ill. Owner Mike Martz, who raises 6,000 cattle a year, says the USDA system is working and that the discovery of mad...

Breivik hears witnesses recall turmoil after blast

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Coordinating lawyers for the victims and the bereaved in the ongoing trial against Anders Behring Breivik, Mette Yvonne Larsen, left, and Siv Hallgren, confer in the courtroom in Oslo Tuesday April 24, 2012. Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik...

Asteroids may yield precious metals, cosmic riches

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Planetary Resources Inc. mechanical engineer Peter Illsley puts finishing touches on a full-size prototype model of a low-orbit spacecraft before a news conference announcing a plan to mine nearby asteroids Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Seattle. The...

Blue oval could soon belong to Ford again

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2009 file photo made with a fisheye lens, the Ford Blue Oval logo is shown on the grill of a pickup truck on a Ford dealership in Wexford, Pa. The Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s credit rating from junk status to...

New case of mad cow disease in California

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, April 24, 2012, photo, a truck leaves the plant at Baker Commodities transfer station, where a cow with mad cow disease was discovered, in Hanford, Calif. The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a...

Hudson leaves court before grisly photos shown

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This courtroom sketch shows Julia Hudson testifying during the first day of William Balfour’s murder trial at the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged in the 2008 murder of the mother, brother and nephew of...

Romney sweeps five wins, promises 'better America'

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage at an election night rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested...