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Postmaster general visits potential closure sites

April 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe listens to questions on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in the Helena Regional Airport in Helena, Mont., about the direction of the U.S. Postal Service. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Dylan Brown) INGOMAR, Mont. (AP) — The top U.S. Postal Service official on Thursday took his case for rural post office closures straight...

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Skittles joins food brands at center of tragedy

April 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 27, 2012 file photo, Steven Jonhson, 3, holds an enlarged banner of “Skittles” candy, as he joins Los Angeles community members at a “Justice for Trayvon Martin hoodie rally” in honor of Trayvon Martin, the...

Police say no crime occurred in Houston's death

April 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 25, 2010 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the o2 in London as part of her European tour. An autopsy report shows that cocaine was found in Houston’s system and that investigators recovered whity powdery...

911 transcript details discovery of triple slaying

April 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

James Bolden poses with a family photo in his Brooklyn Park, Minn., home on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Bolden’s parents and sister, Clover and James Bolden and DeLois Brown, were found shot to death on Monday, April 9, at a home day care operated by his...

Report blasts pepper-spraying of Calif. students

April 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, University of California, Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move Occupy UC Davis protesters while blocking their exit from the school’s quad in Davis, Calif. The University of California plans...

Trayvon Martin parents elated by Zimmerman arrest

April 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The parents of Trayvon Martin, mother Sybrina Fulton, left, and father Tracy Martin are interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. After weeks of mounting tension and protests across the U.S., a special prosecutor has...

Marlins' Ozzie Guillen apologizes over Castro flap

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Protestors, from leff, Osvaldo Hernandez, Dulce Martinez, Feliz Cifuentez, and Olga Gomez, gestures outside Marlins Stadium in Miami, as Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen spoke at a news conference inside the stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Guillen was...

Bobby Petrino fired at Arkansas after 4 seasons

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long talks to reporters about the firing of football coach Bobby Petrino, during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark., Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson) FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired coach...

NKorea space official: Rocket ready for launch

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Ryu Kum Chol, deputy director of space exploration in the Department of Space Technology of North Korea, is seen on the display of a video camera during a press conference held ahead of a satellite rocket launch in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, April 10,...

Zimmerman's lawyers withdraw from shooting case

April 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Hal Uhrig, right, and Craig Sonner, former attorneys for George Zimmerman, speak to reporters during a news conference to announce that both attorneys had quit as Zimmerman’s legal representatives in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Zimmerman is...