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Fed upbeat on economy but will keep record rates

March 13, 2012 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Feb. 17, 2011 file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. Federal Reserve policymakers will meet Tuesday March 13, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market’s gains may endure. Record-low interest rates...

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Ally-on-ally killings muddy path for US pullout

March 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta fields questions from the media on a flight to Kyrgystan, March 12, 2012, regarding the American soldier who is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them children, and then burning many of the bodies, on Sunday in...

US, Russia to talk Syria at key UN Mideast meeting

March 12, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

From left to right, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, and British Foreign Minister William Hague talk before the Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday,...

AP Exclusive: Mexico police nearly nabbed El Chapo

March 12, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 10, 1993 file photo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias “El Chapo Guzman,” is shown to the press after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, outskirts of Mexico City. Mexican federal police nearly nabbed...

India licenses generic copy of patented Bayer drug

March 12, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, a pharmacist works in a lab where medicines are being produced at a manufacturing unit on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. India’s patent office on Monday March 12, 2012 effectively ended...

Iran cancels home ceremony for Oscar winner

March 12, 2012 • National News, World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this undated file photo released by Filmiran film distributing company, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, and actor Peyman Moadi, act in a scene of movie “A Separation” which won the Academy Awards in foreign films. Iranian authorities...

Judge hears arguments on Sandusky pretrial info

March 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, speaks to the media at the Centre County Courthouse after a bail conditions hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. Pennsylvania...

US stocks struggle for direction

March 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 8, 2012 file photo, traders Louis Silk, left, and David Silk, confer at the post that handle AIG on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Markets were steady Monday, March 12, ahead of a meeting of European finance ministers...

Defendant won't testify in NJ webcam spying trial

March 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE– In a March 9, 2012 file photo Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student waits before court proceedings in New Brunswick, N.J. Dharun Ravi, 20, is accused of using a webcam for the central crime, then using Twitter, instant messages and...

Feds release health overhaul blueprint for states

March 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tackling a huge logistical challenge, the Obama administration Monday released an ambitious blueprint for states to match up uninsured Americans with coverage that’s right for them under the health care overhaul law. [/auth...