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Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke dead at 29

January 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

CORRRECTS DATE OF CRASH TO JAN. 10, NOT JAN. 11 – FILe – In this March 17, 2006, file photo, Sarah Burke of Canada, jumps to a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe freestyle skiing World Cup event at Apex Mountain in Penticton, British Columbia. Burke died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, nine days after crashing [&hellip...

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Fiery debate tops bizarre GOP campaign day in SC

January 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich participate in the Republican presidential candidate debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP...

10,000 evacuated as brush fire burns toward Reno

January 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The ruins of a home in Pleasant Valley, south of Reno, Nev. smolders as firefighters battle a wind-driven brush fire on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Winds gusting up to 82 mph pushed a fast-moving brush fire south of Reno out of control on Thursday as it burned...

Gingrich angrily denies he sought open marriage

January 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shakes hands with supporters while standing with his wife Callista Gingrich before speaking at Mutt’s Barbeque in Easley, S.C. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/The...

A rocky day for Romney as money questions persist

January 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, carries 7-month-old Leah Locklear as he campaigns in Irmo, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Facing newly barbed questions about his...

Sex poses surprisingly low risk to heart patients

January 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 13, 2012 photo, heart patient Tammy Collins, right, goes through her cardio rehabiltaion workout while being monitored by nurse Julie Walsh at The Ohio State University CarePoint East facility in Columbus, Ohio. After suffering a heart attack and...

Feet found in LA park where head, hands discovered

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Los Angeles Police detectives Jeff Sandefur, right, and Claudia Castruita stand at the entrance of Bronson Canyon Park as they search the neighborhood near the Hollywood Sign after a plastic bag containing a human head was discovered Tuesday on a nearby trail...

Romney tries to sidestep tax furor he ignited

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, holds up a poster of his father George Romney, which was given him to sign, as he campaigned at Andrews Field House at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012....

NJ gov starts selling tax cut plan to the people

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question in Voorhees, N.J., during a town hall meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. One day after his State Of the State Address, Christie is taking his proposed income tax cut to New Jersey taxpayers with a town hall...

Man who took Rockefeller name faces murder charge

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German immigrant who masqueraded as a member of the famous Rockefeller family, appears as he in handcuffed during a preliminary court hearing in Alhambra, Calif. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Gerhartsreiter a convicted kidnapper...