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Co. looks for worker after oil rig fire in Gulf

November 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This aerial photograph shows damage from an explosion and fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Four people were transported to a hospital with critical burns and two were missing. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As crews searched [&hellip...

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’Twas a magical Holly-Day for all

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Jacy Smith checks out the Anderson Nursery collection of sand animals during the Holly-Day Magic expo at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo Artists and crafters presented one-of-a-kind works Friday and Saturday during the...

Official: Vets’ float crossed track after signals

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Railroad investigators work the scene of an accident where four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet last Thursday in Midland, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 17,...

Democrats toughen stance on trimming benefits

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 16, 2012 file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio looking on, speaking to reporters outside the White House in Washington following a meeting with President Barack Obama...

Crave a Twinkie? The price is going up fast online

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Twinkies baked goods are displayed for sale at the Hostess Brands’ bakery in Denver, Colo. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Announcements that Hostess Brands will be going out of business prompted a buyers’ run on the bakery. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)...

Republicans: GOP needs to get with the times

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 24, 2012 file photo shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaking, in Kirkwood, Mo. The Grand Old Party needs to get with the times. That’s according to many Republicans who talked of the party’s challenges following...

Personal, strategic motivations for Obama in Asia

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, en route to Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) BANGKOK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, expanding U.S. influence in Asia is more than just...

Sandy uprooted trees by the thousands in NY, NJ

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, a tree in Jersey City, N.J., lies tangled in power lines after being brought down by high winds from Superstorm Sandy. Experts say the winds of Superstorm Sandy took out more trees in the neighborhoods, parks and...

Is giant reed a ‘miracle plant’ or the next kudzu?

November 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – In this Sept. 17, 2007 photo provided by Dendra Inc., part of a 75-acre stand of Arundo is mowed on the San Luis Rey River by the Mission Resource Conservation District in Bonsall, Calif. California...

Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

November 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo a sign against the proposed high-Speed rail system is seen on Highway 43 near Hanford, Calif. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley is expected to decide Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 whether to grant a...