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Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Vice President Joe Biden looks on as President Barack Obama looks to Teresa Heinz Kerry, left, as he announces his nomination of her husband Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., right, as next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — President [&hellip...

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Snow in Midwest leaves some travelers scrambling

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by the Iowa State Patrol shows the scene of a 25-vehicle pileup that killed two people and injured several others Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 on Interstate 35 about 60 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa. Authorities say poor visibility caused the...

House GOP puts off vote on ‘Plan B’

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama waves to the media as he walks from Marine One to the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Washington, as he returns from Walter Reed National Military Medial Center in Bethesda, Md., where he visited injured...

Bernard Madoff’s brother gets 10-year sentence

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 29, 2012 file photo, Peter Madoff leaves Federal Court in New York after pleading guilty to criminal charges. The suspense surrounding the sentencing of the brother of Ponzi king Bernard Madoff will largely be absent because a plea...

All we want for Christmas is our gifts on time!

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, FedEx workers sort packages at the Oakland Regional Sort Facility in Oakland, Calif. A storm bringing heavy winds and snow to much of the Midwest on Thursday, Dec. 20 — the heaviest shipping day of the year —...

Newtown first responders carry heavy burdens

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo, a woman holding her children embraces a firefighter shortly after Adam Lanza opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. While the people of Newtown do their best to cope with loss and preserve the...

Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed guns

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, the town’s water tower rises above the railroad tracks in Harrold, Texas. The rural town’s lone school has a policy allowing teachers and other employees to carry concealed weapons on campus. Some lawmakers in at...

US Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo provided by Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry...

Possible Hagel pick raises concerns in Senate GOP

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 1, 2012, file photo shows former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel speaking in Omaha, Neb. President Barack Obama’s possible pick of Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon raises serious concerns among some of his former...

Snowstorm causing problems from Rockies to Midwest

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A woman walks her dog as a blizzard dropped snow over Boulder, Colo., Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains is heading east and is forecast to bring the first major winter storm of the season to the...