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Scandal highlights lack of women in Secret Service

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, June 30, 2008 file photo, Secret Service agents surround Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama as he greets supporters in Independence, Mo. The Secret Service has been tarnished by a prostitution scandal that erupted April 13, 2012 in Colombia involving 12 Secret Service agents, officers and supervisors and 12 more...

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GOP follows Romney's lead in parrying Democrats

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 26, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans ignored a veto threat and overcame a rebellion by party conservatives to push a bill through...

New Secret Service rules on alcohol, unsavory bars

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dan Ertel, owner of “Lips” strip club, talks to the press outside a hotel in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, April 27, 2012. The Secret Service acknowledged Thursday it is investigating whether its employees hired strippers and prostitutes in...

US officials: Core al-Qaida 'essentially gone'

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This is an undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan. A year after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks is essentially gone but its affiliates remain a threat to...

Oregon, Princeton big winners at Penn Relays

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Oregon’s Melanie Thompson, second from right, as Iona’s Regina Neumeyer, right, is in front in the first leg in the college women’s 4×1500 championship of America during the Penn Relays athletics meet, Friday, April 27, 2012, in...

Detroit's Young apologizes after arrest

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young, center, exits Manhattan criminal court after posting bail on Friday, April 27, 2012, in New York. Police say Young got into a fight with a group of men early Friday outside the team’s midtown Manhattan hotel and...

Holstein with mad cow disease was lame, lying down

April 28, 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...

New photo shows work at NKorea nuclear test site

April 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This April 18, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye appears to show a train of mining carts, at the lower center of the frame, and other preparations underway at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might...

In speech, Biden attacks Romney on foreign policy

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 15, 2012, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden in Toledo, Ohio. Biden has issued a strong defense of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy record and suggested that Republican Mitt Romney doesn’t understand the role of...

ACLU sues Border Patrol over traffic stops

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 photo shows Israel Ramos Contreras at Forks High School where he goes to school in Forks, Wash. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday, April 26, 2012 on behalf of Ramos and two other plaintiffs, seeking to...