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Weather stops tandem lawn chair balloon flight

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Lawn chair balloonist Kent Couch leans in for a kiss from a grandson before taking flight from his gas station with Iraqi adventurer Fareed Lafta, Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Bend, Ore.. The two men hoped to fly across Oregon, Idaho and into Montana. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard) BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon gas station [&hellip...

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NYC seaport fire doused without any injuries

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at PIer 17 in New York on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at the South Street Seaport that created a large cloud of smoke over the East River. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) —...

LA sheriff faces mounting legal challenges

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This May 19, 2004 file photo shows Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca during a tour of the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been accused of hiding details of deputy assaults on...

AP NewsBreak: Feds OK Fla. access to citizens list

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people’s right to vote if they...

Letters of SC soldier killed in Vietnam come home

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by Lt. Col. Jose Garcia shows U.S. Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the 101st Airborne Divisioin, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and uncle Kenneth Cannon on Saturday,...

How did ex-slave's letter to master come to be?

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows Jordon Anderson. Anderson was a former slave who was freed from a Tennessee plantation by Union troops in 1864 and spent his remaining 40...

Mortgage applications boost Wells Fargo results

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this May 6, 2012, photo, a Wells Fargo sign is displayed at a branch in New York. Wells Fargo is reporting higher earnings for the second quarter thanks to a pickup in lending and a decline in the amount of bad loans, according to reports Friday, July 13,...

Prosecutor: Iowa-based CEO carried out $200M fraud

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Russell Wasendorf, Sr., leaves the U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for his initial appearance on Friday, July 13, 2012. A federal prosecutor says Wasendorf, the chief executive of an Iowa-based brokerage firm carried out a $200 million fraud scheme...

Son of Sylvester Stallone dies in LA

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 1996 file photo, Sylvester Stallone, left, star of the film “Daylight,” arrives at the film’s world premiere with his girlfriend Jennifer Flavin, center, and his son Sage Stallone, who co-stars in the film, in...

DC chief: Reports differ on officer's 'threats'

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 23, 2012 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama gives the keynote address to the African Methodist Episcopal Church general conference in Nashville, Tenn. There are conflicting reports about threatening comments a police officer may...