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AP: Whitney Houston's body headed home to NJ

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Evelyn Rios cries after reading a poem she wrote and posted on a makeshift memorial for the late singer Whitney Houston outside of New Hope Baptist Church, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Newark, N.J. As a young girl, Houston sang in the choir at New Hope Baptist Church. Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen [&hellip...

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Independent group inspecting Apple suppliers

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, a man stands near Apple’s iPad advertisement in Shanghai, China. An independent group, the Fair Labor Association, has started auditing Apple Inc.’s Chinese supplier Foxconn after a request by Apple....

Authorities: Houston was underwater in tub

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, singer Dionne Warwick holds her trophy for “Musical Lifetime Achievement” during the 47th Golden Camera award ceremony in Berlin. Warwick has postponed a Valentine’s Day concert at at The...

Obama's budget: Govt still growing, despite cuts

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks about the “Community College to Career Fund” and his 2013 budget, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a pass on reining in...

US sees 'challenges' for peacekeepers in Syria

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures during a joint news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu , Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama...

White House attacks contraception bills

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by FOX News, White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew talks on FOX News Sunday in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Lew, who appeared on various Sunday shows, commented on President Barack Obama’s contraception health plan change saying...

Noted US Latino scholar 'forgotten' in birthplace

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The name George I. Sanchez has been celebrated for years among Mexican Americans in Texas and California. A son of an Arizona miner, the Albuquerque-born Sanchez worked his way out of poverty as a rural public school teacher in New...

Adele wins song of the year Grammy

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rihanna, left, and Chris Martin of the band Coldplay perform during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep” won the Grammy for song of...

Investigators seek answers to Houston's death

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Donzaleigh Abernathy places a flower at a memorial outside the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use,...

Induced labor allows dying Texas man see daughter

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 18, 2012 photo provided by Diane Aulger, Diane lies next to husband Mark Aulger, who holds their just-born daughter Savannah for the first time, at a hospital in Plano, Texas. Mark Aulger was diagnosed with colon cancer in April. Surgery and...