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Obama in Chicago exhorts ‘ladders of opportunity’

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks about strengthening the economy for the middle class and the nations struggle with gun violence at an appearance at Hyde Park Academy, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) CHICAGO (AP) — Pressing his case in the town that launched his political career, President Barack Obama called Friday [&hellip...

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2 space rocks hours apart point up the danger

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows a simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 150-foot object will pass within 17,000 miles of the Earth. NASA scientists...

Cruise passengers became comrades on trip home

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by passenger Don Hoggatt, of Dallas, shows covered urinals and bagged trash cans for passengers to use in one of the bathrooms aboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship which became disabled after an engine-room fire left the ship...

Dorner was hiding in nearby condo during manhunt

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rick Heltebrake with his dog Suni looks over the burned-out cabin where Christopher Dorner’s remains were found after a police standoff Tuesday near Big Bear, Calif., Friday Feb. 15, 2013. Heltebrake had been carjacked by Dorner. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) SAN...

In trying to sink Hagel, GOP takes aim at Obama

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo, Republican Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s choice for Defense Secretary, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate...

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2011 file photo, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., is seen in her Chicago office. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Sandi Jackson, who resigned from the City Council in January 2013, was charged with...

Sharp fall in US jobless claims boosts outlook

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an unidentified woman answers questions on a job application at a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the first time in the last...

Crippled cruise ship slowly makes its way to land

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Passengers congregate on an upper deck of the disabled Carnival Lines cruise ship Triumph as it is towed to harbor off Mobile Bay, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the...

US Airways lands $11 billion merger with American

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, right, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton conclude a news conference at DFW International Airport Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. The two airlines will merge forming the world’s largest airlines. (AP...

As others pull back, Vegas amps up gun promotions

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Tanya Morris, right, poses for a photo with her shot-up target after getting married at the Guns and Ammo Garage, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is embracing tourists’ newfound interest in big guns the only way it knows how: by going...