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Storm brings deaths, travel problems, power losses

February 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Six-year-old Jaylee Oeschger, 6, laughs as she is hit in the head with a snowball thrown by her sister Ileana, 10, as they play in the snow with their dog Mavis on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/AnnArbor.com, Melanie Maxwell) MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Midwest snowstorm packing heavy snow and strong [&hellip...

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Van Cliburn, pianist and Cold War hero, dies at 78

February 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This July 12, 2003 file photo shows pianist Van Cliburn after performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as the Orchestra plays “Happy Birthday,” on his 69th birthday at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Cliburn, the internationally...

Ohio students commemorate classmates slain by teen

February 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Chardon High School students and faculty leave a memorial service on the town square for three students killed a year ago at the high school Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Students walked from the school to the town square for a memorial...

Kelly wins Dem. nod for ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.’s seat

February 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale, a Democrat, speaks with election judge Nancy Karen as he casts his vote in Chicago, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in the special primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional...

BP executive testifies at Gulf oil spill trial

February 26, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Lamar McKay, former president of BP America and current chief executive of BP’s Upstream unit, left, leaves Federal Court after testifying in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. McKay, who was president of BP America at the time of the Deepwater...

2nd major snowstorm paralyzes parts of Midwest

February 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

James Smith clears snow from sidewalks Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in downtown Sedalia, Mo., which received about a foot of snow overnight. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation’s midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of snow...

Senate panel likely to vote this week on CIA pick

February 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is interviewed by reporters as senators return to Capitol Hill after a week away from Washington with just three legislative days until automatic budget cuts are scheduled to take effect,...

Macy’s CEO testifies in fight over Martha Stewart

February 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Macy’s Chairman, President and CEO Terry Lundgren arrives to court in New York, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Lundgren is scheduled to testify in New York State Supreme Court on Monday in a trial that pits the department store chain against rival J.C. Penney...

NY wife: Officer wanted to kill me, eat others

February 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this courtroom sketch, Gilberto Valle is seen in federal court in New York, Monday, Feb 25, 2013. The wife of Valle, a New York City police officer, will testify at a federal trial to explain how she discovered that he was discussing kidnapping, killing...

Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies

February 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2009 file photo, Dartmouth Alumni and former Surgeon General Dr. C Everett Koop participates in the inauguration ceremony for Dartmouth College’s new President Jim Yong Kim in Hanover, N.H. Koop, who raised the profile of...