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Gingrich tempers Romney attacks in South Carolina

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former, House Speaker Newt Gingrich walks to his bus after a rally for home ownership, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the State Capitol in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Under pressure from some in his own party, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Thursday tempered his public...

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School president: It’s not a ‘Penn State scandal’

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson waits for the beginning of a town hall meeting with alumni in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Erickson was grilled Wednesday by alumni unhappy about how the school handled a child sex abuse scandal, the...

Alaska winter piles on more snow for weather-weary

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Alaska Department of Transportation snow plows clear the Seward Highway Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. The National Weather Service is predicting a total snowfall of 8 to 16 inches today, putting Anchorage on track to have the snowiest winter...

Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expresses her dismay at emerging reports of U.S. Marines allegedly desecrating the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, during a news conference with Algerian Foreign Minister...

Midwest gets first big snowstorm of warm winter

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Snow collects on a plant in Vernon Hills, Ill., as the first winter storm of the season moved through on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The National Weather Service in northern Illinois predicts between 6 and 8 inches of snow in Chicago and Joliet and 4 to 6 inches...

Retail sales weaken in Dec. but cap a record year

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, Verizon Wireless recruiters interview job candidates for sales, retail and management positions at a HireLive career fair in Los Angeles. More people sought unemployment benefits last week as companies let go of thousands of...

Young voters propelling Ron Paul’s campaign

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, Ivy Littlejohn, 13, of Pacolet, S.C. watches as Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speak in West Columbia, S.C. A 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary...

Weak in NH, Gingrich says he’s talking jobs in SC

January 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich prepares to speak to speak to supporters at his rally headquarters Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Newt Gingrich pledged to take...

Romney sweeps NH to cement top status; Paul second

January 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and his wife Mary Kaye arrive for a New Hampshire primary night party in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney cruised to a solid...

Santorum aims to be GOP race’s ‘true conservative’

January 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is surrounded by campaign staff and security as he is heckled by Occupy demonstrators while leaving a campaign rally Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)...