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As budget cuts loom, is government shutdown next?

February 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, are seated during speeches during the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — With big, automatic budget cuts about to kick in, House Republicans are turning to mapping strategy [&hellip...

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JC Penney posts 4th straight big loss, sales drop

February 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, a shopper drags her purchases past a line of customers waiting to pay at a J.C. Penney store, in Las Vegas. The mid-priced department store chain on Wednesday, Feb. 26. 2013. reported another much...

Tweets allow peek at life in NKorea in real time

February 27, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this photo posted on Instagram, a man walks in Pyongyang, North Korea, under a new roadside banner referring to North Korea’s controversial Feb. 12 nuclear test Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Tweeting and uploading to Instagram is pretty ordinary stuff in...

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...

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,...