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Midwest towns say early storm warnings saved lives

April 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

RE-TRANS FOR IMPROVED TONING – Workers check out the carnival that was damaged on Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Wichita, Kan. The carnival was game aged by one of several tornadoes that hit the state on Saturday, April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle) WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — The television was tuned to forecasters’ dire warnings [&hellip...

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Truce eroding as first UN monitors head to Syria

April 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Sunday, April 15, 2012, smoke rises from buildings across the city following purported shelling in Homs, Syria. Syrian troops are reported to have shelled residential...

Women linked by Manson murders form odd friendship

April 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 2, 2009 pool file photo, Debra Tate, sister of slain Sharon Tate, speaks during a parole hearing for Manson follower Susan Atkins at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, Calif. On Aug. 9, 1969, two naive...

Feds bulk up team for Clemens' steroid retrial

April 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 25, 2010, file photo, Brian McNamee, former personal trainer for Roger Clemens, leaves Federal court in Washington, after a grand jury appearance. On a baseball field, players back up teammates to limit the damage from errors. The...

Secret Service scandal widens to US military

April 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama applauds as Colombian singer Shakira arrives, below, as Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica stands behind during the arrival ceremony at the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP...

With new heart, Cheney speaks over an hour in Wyo.

April 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Wyoming Republican state convention at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyo. Saturday, April 14, 2012. Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an...

Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

April 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

David Benson surveys the damage Friday, April 13, 2012, caused by a tornado that skipped through Norman, Okla. Benson’s garage was blown off it’s foundation but the antique pick-up he is restoring was undamaged. The National Weather Service...

Egypt bars 3 front-runners from presidential race

April 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2011 file photo, Egyptian Muslim cleric and candidate for the Egyptian presidency Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, smiles as he talks to his supporters at Tahrir Sqaure during a protest against the ruling military council, in Cairo,...

San Francisco startup makes data science a sport

April 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, April 12, 2012 photo, Kaggle’s president and chief scientist Jeremy Howard poses in front of a NASA rocket in Mountain View, Calif. The founders of San Francisco startup Kaggle believe the problems data scientists solve are so important...

Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

April 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama waves upon arrival to Cartagena, Colombia, Friday April 13, 2012. Obama is in Cartagena to attend the sixth Summit of the Americas. At right is U.S. ambassador to Colombia Michael McKinley. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) CARTAGENA, Colombia...