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Conn. accident shows dangers of distracted driving

May 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this March 24, 2012, photo, Norwalk, Conn., police stand at the scene of an accident on New Canaan Avenue where Kenneth Dorsey, 43, of Norwalk was fatally struck by an SUV while he was jogging. A 16-year-old girl from New Canaan, Conn., who police say was driving the SUV, turned herself in May 12, [&hellip...

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Nebraska GOP chooses Senate challenger for Kerrey

May 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This April 15, 2012, photo, shows state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, during a debate against state Treasurer Don Stenberg, right, and state Attorney General Jon Bruning, right rear, in Omaha, Neb. The three top Republicans vying for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate...

Crews battling Ariz. wildfire fight high winds

May 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An air tanker drops retardent on a fire Monday, May 14, 2012, near Crown King, Ariz. Fire crews spent the weekend fighting several wildfires including the four and a half square mile blaze near Crown King. (AP Photo/Matt York) CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — High...

Defense mum on whether John Edwards will testify

May 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Abbe Lowell , a lawyer for John Edwards, enters the federal courthouse for the trial of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts related to campaign finance violations over nearly...

Scientists hunt ways to stall Alzheimer’s earlier

May 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during the Alzheimer’s Disease conference, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — Look for a fundamental...

GOP kills civil unions in Colorado special session

May 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, center seated, is surrounded by Representatives Nancy Todd, left, Cherylin Peniston, D-Brighton and Lois Court, right, D-Denver, during a special session of lawmakers at the Capitol in Denver on May 14, 2012. Gov. John...

Governor eyes more cuts as Calif deficit swells

May 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown leaves a news conference after he unveiled his revised state budget plan at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, May 14, 2012. Brown said the budget shortfall swelled from $9.2 billion predicted in January to $16 billion, in part...

BU student in coma after deadly New Zealand crash

May 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated family photo shows Meg Theriault, 21, a Boston University student injured in a crash in New Zealand on Saturday morning, May 12, 2012. Theriault was in intensive care Sunday at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand after surgery the previous day for...

Obama on gay marriage: ‘Right thing to do’

May 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama delivers the commence address at Barnard College, Monday, May 14, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday defended his view that gay couples should have the right to...

Edwards trial judge limits key defense testimony

May 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lora Haggard, who was in charge of campaign finance compliance for former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, exits a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., after testifying in his trial Monday, May 14, 2012. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related...