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Treasure hunter says he found $3B WWII wreck

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Greg Brooks, co-manager of Sub Sea Research, is seen aboard the salvage ship Sea Hunter in Boston Harbor Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 holding a picture of the British merchant ship Port Nicholson which was sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 with a cargo of 71 tons of platinum now worth about $3 billion. Brooks [&hellip...

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US Muslims seek clemency for condemned US-Iranian

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 27 2011 file video frame grab made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV, U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, accused by Iran of spying for the CIA, sits in Tehran’s revolutionary court, in Iran. An American Muslim group...

Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated police booking photo released by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department shows former Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, 61, who was arrested for felony molestation of 23 kids after photos surfaced. Berndt been charged with committing lewd...

Santorum, Paul campaign out West as Florida votes

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum attends a Tea Party Rally Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Gurzinski) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dealt loses as expected in Florida, Republican presidential candidates Rick...

Ind. election chief’s job on line in fraud trial

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 8, 2011, file photo shows Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White in Indianapolis. White faces voter fraud charges Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in a case that could decide if he remains as the state’s top election official....

Major GOP ‘super PAC’ raised $51 million in 2011

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2012 file photo, Jon Hunstman Sr. is seen in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year’s presidential election. Now, for the first time since they started shaping the campaign in...

NRC inspecting water pumps at stalled US reactor

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 16, 2011 photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.’s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. A nuclear reactor the plant shut down Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to...

Man says Nigeria kidnapping like ‘an action movie’

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Greg Ock recounts how he was kidnapped and held hostage in Nigeria during an interview at his home in Bowdon, Ga., Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Ock was on his way to a clinic about an hour’s drive from the Nigerian plant where he worked as a contractor when a...

Steve Jones not returning as ‘X Factor’ host

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2011 file photo, television host Steve Jones poses on the red carpet at “The X Factor” Finale show in Los Angeles. Jones said on Twitter on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, that he wouldn’t be returning to host the show’s...

Gingrich sketches Day 1 agenda for his presidency

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during campaign stop, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — To hear Newt Gingrich tell it, the dramatic conservative change he...