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Santorum revels in sudden support _ but how deep?

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, fields questions from local and national media after speaking at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. (AP Photo/Coeur d’Alene Press, Shawn Gust) MANDATORY CREDIT BOISE, Idaho. (AP) — The latest Republican to surge in polls, Rick Santorum is...

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Pekingese becomes America's top dog at Westminster

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Adam Bernardin reacts as Shadagee Caught Red Handed, an Irish setter, is declared the Best of Sporting Group at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — A Pekingese that...

Negotiators reach tentative payroll tax cut pact

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y, center, talk to reporters about the payroll tax, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, on Capital Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — House-Senate talks on renewing a...

WVU settles Big East lawsuit, will join Big 12

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 file photo, West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck speaks addresses the media during a news conference, at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia University announced Tuesday, Feb. 14,...

Banking for pot shops rejected in Colorado

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A Feb. 10, 2012 photo Matthew Huron, owner of two medical marijuana dispensaries and an edible marijuana company in Denver talks about the problems he has faced with banks as he stands in his Good Chemistry dispensary with a sign on the register, “CASH...

Iowa town welcomes back China's next president

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Students attend a Chinese language class, that was inspired by Xi Jinping’s 1985 visit, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Muscatine, Iowa, High School. China’s likely future leader Xi Jinping will travel to Iowa Wednesday and Thursday where he will meet...

Getting to know you: Obama, Xi start relationship

February 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping holds his glass after a toast at a lunch hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON...

No. 2 Syracuse beats No. 19 Louisville 52-51

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Syracuse’s Fab Melo, right, attempts to block the shot of Louisville’s Chane Behanana during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —...

In Joplin, young professionals hear call to serve

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2011, file photo, volunteer Lyn Kent, of Tulsa, Okla., holds a wall as new homes are raised in the Joplin, Mo. Since the May 22 tornado, thousands of volunteers have come to Joplin to help, including many Joplin natives that gave...

AP: Whitney Houston's body headed home to NJ

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Evelyn Rios cries after reading a poem she wrote and posted on a makeshift memorial for the late singer Whitney Houston outside of New Hope Baptist Church, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Newark, N.J. As a young girl, Houston sang in the choir at New Hope Baptist...