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Cain suspends campaign shifting GOP race

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, right, bows and his wife Gloria applauds as Cain arrives on stage for a scheduled announcement Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Atlanta. “I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family,” Cain told several hundred supporters...

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Fishing industry feels loss of Frank’s retirement

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

File – In this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is surrounded by members of the media after announcing in Newton, Mass., he will not seek reelection in 2012. Frank’s decision to retire is being met with dismay by members of...

George McGovern in stable condition after SD fall

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, former Democratic presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. George McGovern arrives for the funeral Mass for R. Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Md. Former Democratic presidential candidate George...

Obama urges public help pushing payroll tax cuts

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama listens while touring a building under construction in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, part of his Better Building Initiative to promote energy efficient buildings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama...

Cutting deficits harder than just talking about it

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Dec. 1, 2011, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The year-end government spending on the table after three failed high-profile efforts at big deficit deals shows how hard it is to...

Singer Mindy McCready’s 5-year-old son in custody

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this undated file photo, country singer Mindy McCready performs in Nashville, Tenn. A missing persons report has been filed for McCready and her 5-year-old son Zander. The Department of Children and Families says the report was filed with Cape...

Accuser’s lawyers: Sandusky account ‘unconvincing’

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 5, 2011 file photo provided by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General shows former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald “Jerry” Sandusky, who sexually abused a boy more than 100 times, then threatened his...

Virginia Tech seeks to block fine in shooting case

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 16, 2009, file photo Virginia Tech student Kevin Sterne, who was injured in the Virginia Tech shooting two years ago, looks up at balloons released in remembrance of the victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings prior to the start...

US trade panel to probe solar dispute with China

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Suntech Power CEO Shi Zhengrong speaks next to Yingli Green Energy CEO Miao liansheng, left, during a press briefing in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. A group of China’s biggest solar energy companies, including giants Suntech Power Holdings...

End of the line for Cain? Announcement Saturday

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks to supporters at The Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Rock Hill , S.C. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro) ATLANTA (AP) — Rapidly becoming a mere footnote in the presidential race, Herman...