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Feds release health overhaul blueprint for states

March 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tackling a huge logistical challenge, the Obama administration Monday released an ambitious blueprint for states to match up uninsured Americans with coverage that’s right for them under the health care overhaul law. [/auth...

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Gunman opens fire at Pitt psych clinic; 2 dead

March 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police block the rear entrance to the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic on the University of Pittsburgh campus, Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Pittsburgh. There were reports of gunfire at the psychiatric clinic injuring several people, and police were...

Full Titanic wreck site is mapped for 1st time

March 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 10, 1912 file photo, the Luxury liner Titanic departs Southampton, England, for her maiden Atlantic Ocean voyage to New York. An expedition team using sonar imaging and robots has created what is believed to be the first...

Ex-detective found guilty in cold-case murder

March 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 29, 2009 file photo, former Los Angeles detective Stephanie Lazarus appears in court in Los Angeles. Lazarus on Thursday, March 8, 2012 was found guilty of the 26-year-old murder of the wife of her former lover in a case that hinged...

Romney is facing skepticism in Republican South

March 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Huntsville, Alabama. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Eric Schultz) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mitt Romney faces a...

Filmmaker Cameron plans record 7-mile ocean dive

March 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 11, 2011 file photo, director James Cameron speaks at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. Cameron said Thursday, March 8, 2012, he plans to take a submersible craft down 7 miles to the world’s...

British, Italian hostages killed in Nigeria

March 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Italian Carabinieri police officers stand in front of the house where the family of Franco Lamolinara lives, in Gattinara, northern Italy, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Lamolinara, who was held hostage in Nigeria by kidnappers possibly linked to al-Qaida, was...

Dutch cheese pokes holes in Swiss bragging rights

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bill Schlingsog, left, of Middleton, Wis., passes off the championship trophy to Peter Piersma, a judge and representing the Netherlands, at the 2012 World Champion Cheese Contest Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Madison, Wis. The top winning gouda was made by...

Romney encourages rivals to fold; no way, they say

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and wife Callista sign autographs for supporters after a rally at the Pell City Civic Center Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Pell City, Ala. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Hal Yeager) MAGS OUT WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Deputy, 2 others shot outside Okla. courthouse

March 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by John Fancher of the Tulsa City-County Library, sheriff’s deputies surround a man who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers on the plaza in between the library and the Tulsa County Courthouse in...