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Of food supply risks, mad cow's not high on list

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tagged cattle are gathered at Larson Farms/Midwest Feeders, one of the largest ranches in Illinois, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Maple Park, Ill. Owner Mike Martz, who raises 6,000 cattle a year, says the USDA system is working and that the discovery of mad cow disease in a lone cow in California is a prime [&hellip...

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Breivik hears witnesses recall turmoil after blast

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Coordinating lawyers for the victims and the bereaved in the ongoing trial against Anders Behring Breivik, Mette Yvonne Larsen, left, and Siv Hallgren, confer in the courtroom in Oslo Tuesday April 24, 2012. Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik...

Asteroids may yield precious metals, cosmic riches

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Planetary Resources Inc. mechanical engineer Peter Illsley puts finishing touches on a full-size prototype model of a low-orbit spacecraft before a news conference announcing a plan to mine nearby asteroids Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Seattle. The...

Blue oval could soon belong to Ford again

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2009 file photo made with a fisheye lens, the Ford Blue Oval logo is shown on the grill of a pickup truck on a Ford dealership in Wexford, Pa. The Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s credit rating from junk status to...

New case of mad cow disease in California

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, April 24, 2012, photo, a truck leaves the plant at Baker Commodities transfer station, where a cow with mad cow disease was discovered, in Hanford, Calif. The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a...

Hudson leaves court before grisly photos shown

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This courtroom sketch shows Julia Hudson testifying during the first day of William Balfour’s murder trial at the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged in the 2008 murder of the mother, brother and nephew of...

Romney sweeps five wins, promises 'better America'

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage at an election night rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested...

House GOP pulls its budget punches

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 1, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. is seen outside the White House in Washington. House Republicans follow up their frugal _ but nonbinding _ tea party budget with less stringent cuts. Instead...

Obama pushes low-rate student loans, wooing young

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama went after the college vote Tuesday, pitching cheaper student...

State police probing Saints alleged wiretapping

April 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this April 15, 2012, photo, New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis walks courtside prior to an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies in New Orleans. A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is...