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Leaders: Asia-Pacific free trade vital to recovery

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives for the leaders’ plenary session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Asia-Pacific leaders said further freeing up trade is crucial to a lasting global economic recovery as they wrapped up an annual summit...

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Despite title, Supreme Court not always last word

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 1, 2005 file photo Judge Stephen Reinhardt is seen in Los Angeles. Judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the San Francisco-based court involved in the shaken baby case, have to some extent grown accustomed to Supreme Court...

For Penn St., a new week after the worst one ever

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2011 file photo, people gather in front of the Old Main building for a candlelight vigil on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa., in support of the alleged victims of a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant...

Man missing after Ohio explosion is found dead

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Firefighters pour water on a house explosion on Wayne Drive, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Fairborn, Ohio. An official says a house exploded in western Ohio, leaving five people injured and one missing. At least three of the injured are children. (AP Photo/The...

US companies are feeling impact of European crisis

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 9, 2011 file photo, Whirlpool Corp. CEO Jeff Fettig speaks in Detroit. Fettig said in October that demand is tumbling in parts of Europe. Whirlpool cut its earnings estimates and said it would lay off 5,000 workers in North America...

Obama seeks Russia, China help on Iran

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the APEC Summit in Honolulu, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) HONOLULU (AP) — Searching for help, President Barack Obama lobbied the skeptical leaders of Russia and China...

Pressure to leave mounts on Occupy camps

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Demonstrators light candles in remembrance of a man who was shot and killed after an altercation outside a make-shift camp site for Occupy Wall Street protesters at Frank Ogawa Plaza, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)...

GOP contenders argue on Afghanistan, Iran, torture

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Romney says that if President Barack...

Pacific trade pact gains, but friction remains

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama answers questions at the APEC CEO Summit with Boeing Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) HONOLULU (AP) — Moves toward a Pacific free trade zone gained...

Tony Bennett visits New Orleans, plugs rebuilding

November 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Gerard Veal, 3, and his sister Mia Veal, 5, participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony with singer Tony Bennett, right, Barnes & Noble chairman Leonard Riggio, center, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, third left, to commemorate the 101st and final home...