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APNewsBreak: Harkin won’t seek 6th Senate term

January 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 photo, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, speaks to reporters following a rally in support of three Iowa Supreme Court justices who are up for retention votes in the November election, in Des Moines, Iowa. Harkin says he will not seek re-election in 2014, The Associated Press reports Saturday, Jan. [&hellip...

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Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

January 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 file photo, a man smokes in Omaha, Neb. Annual health care costs are roughly $96 billion for smokers and $147 billion for the obese, the government says. These costs accompany sometimes heroic attempts to prolong...

Ryan says GOP needs to pick its fights with Obama

January 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan has a...

AP Interview: Algeria admits mistakes in standoff

January 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Algerian foreign minister Mourad Medelci adjusts his glasses during an interview with the Associated Press at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) DAVOS,...

Angry protests leave 7 dead on Egypt anniversary

January 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Two years after Egypt’s revolution began, the country’s schism was on display Friday as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying...

Penn State says Sandusky settlements appear close

January 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Penn State’s negotiator for civil claims involving...

Abortion opponents march in Washington

January 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Anti-abortion activists and supporters of legal abortion stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, on the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the...

‘American Pie’ singer fined for speeding in Maine

January 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Juy 3, 2012 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Don McLean performs at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. McLean has been fined $400 for driving his Chrysler too fast through a school zone in Maine and has paid the levy. He had...

Slain NM family remembered during crowded service

January 25, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Calvary Albuquerque Pastor Skip Heitzig prays with a crowd of people gathered in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, for a prayer vigil in honor of a couple and their three young children who were shot to death in their home last weekend. Authorities...

Wayward dolphin dies in polluted New York canal

January 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A dolphin surfaces in the Gowanus Canal in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. The New York City Police Dept. said animal experts were waiting to see if the dolphin would leave on its own during the evening’s high tide. If not, they...