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Explosions shake Ill. village after train derails

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Ethanol remaining in tanker cars burns off at the scene of a train derailment in Tiskilwa, Ill., Friday morning, Oct. 7, 2011. Twenty-six cars on the 131-car train derailed early Friday morning, including seven to nine loaded with ethanol, sending up bright orange flames and plumes of smoke that could be seen miles away and [&hellip...

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Court clears way for Loughner's return to Missouri

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 8, 2011 file photo provided by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office shows Jared Loughner. A federal appeals court ruled Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, that Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage, can be returned to a Missouri...

Feds announce Calif. pot dispensary crackdown

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Benjamin Wagner, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, right, said that “California’s marijuana industry supplies the nation” as he discusses the crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries by the state’s...

Jurors hear Jackson doctor detailing treatments

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Deputy district attorney David Walgren holds a bottle of propofol found at Michael Jackson’s residence during Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial in the death of Jackson in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool) LOS ANGELES (AP)...

Perry backer: Romney in a 'cult,' not a Christian

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry of Texas gestures during a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The pastor who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at a conservative...

Split in cultural conservatives could help Romney

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry of Texas gestures during a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — They know they’re not crazy about Mitt Romney. But if the...

Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by artist Ben McCready shows a portrait of actor George Clooney painted by McCready of Whitewater, Wis. McCready and his family presented it to Clooney in March while he filmed “The Ides of March” in Michigan. (AP...

Obama fundraiser pushed Solyndra loan

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison invokes his Fifth Amendment right as he appears before the the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23 2011, which is examining Solyndra’s government loan. (AP Photo/J....

FBI: Search for Mo. baby leads to Kan. landfill

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Deborah Bradley, front, stands with Jeremy Irwin while in the lobby of a Hampton Inn hotel in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. Bradley said in an interview Friday that she took a polygraph earlier this week after her baby, Lisa Irwin, disappeared from...

US asks court to halt Alabama's immigration law

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, sweet potato farmer Casey Smith, right, looks at a nearly empty sweet potato field that needs cultivating on his father’s farm in Cullman, Ala. Normally, Smith hires some 25 laborers to help bring in his...