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Blagojevich team says he’s guilty, asks for mercy

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tries to talk to the media while wife Patti leads him away as they leave their home heading to federal court for his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Blagojevich was convicted earlier this year on 18 corruption counts, including trying to auction off President Barack Obama’s old [&hellip...

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$210M settlement reached in W.Va. mine explosion

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Clay Mullins, brother of Rex Mullins, a victim of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion, meets with officials from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Beaver, W.Va. Officals said that the new...

Judge refuses to grant Dykstra restraining order

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2008 file photo, former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra poses for a portrait in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, a judge declined to issue Dykstra a restraining order against a man operating his Twitter account,...

Restraining order granted against Terrence Howard

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, actor Terrence Howard arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Howard’s estranged wife Michelle a temporary restraining order after she alleged...

Obama sets campaign theme: Middle class at stake

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Obama waves to the crowd at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, where he delivered a major speech on the economy. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) — Declaring the American middle class in jeopardy,...

For GOP’s Gingrich: Big declarations _ and hurdles

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump talk to media after a meeting in New York, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Surging in opinion polls, a confident Newt Gingrich declared Monday...

FAA chief on leave after drunken driving arrest

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff’s Office shows FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Babbitt was placed on a leave of absence Monday and U.S. officials said his employment is under review following his arrest for drunken driving in...

Calif. man who killed 25 farmworkers denied parole

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

ADDS DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN – This Nov. 5, 2006 photo provided by the California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation shows convicted murderer Juan Corona. Corona, who once was the nation’s worst known serial killer, is up for parole Monday,...

Postal cutbacks to delay 1st-class mail

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moves boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at a post office in Seattle. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is seeking to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers and...

Pearl Harbor survivors share stories of attack

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 29, 2011, photo, World War II Navy veteran Clarence Pfundheller poses at his Greenfield, Iowa, apartment with a photo of himself taken during basic training in 1939. Now 91, Pfundheller will be returning to Pearl Harbor on Wednesday, Dec. 7,...