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Romney opens up a bit more to media scrutiny

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks to supporters and volunteers during a rally in Manchester, N.H. For three decades, the Republican who won South Carolina’s presidential primary has also won the GOP nomination. That strong record helps explain why Newt...

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FAA chief resigns after drunken driving arrest

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff’s Office shows Randy Babbitt. Babbitt following his arrest for drunken driving in suburban Northern Virginia over the weekend. Babbitt says he will resign as head of the Federal Aviation...

Blagojevich team says he’s guilty, asks for mercy

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tries to talk to the media while wife Patti leads him away as they leave their home heading to federal court for his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Blagojevich was convicted earlier this year on...

$210M settlement reached in W.Va. mine explosion

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Clay Mullins, brother of Rex Mullins, a victim of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion, meets with officials from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Beaver, W.Va. Officals said that the new...

Judge refuses to grant Dykstra restraining order

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2008 file photo, former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra poses for a portrait in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, a judge declined to issue Dykstra a restraining order against a man operating his Twitter account,...

Restraining order granted against Terrence Howard

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, actor Terrence Howard arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Howard’s estranged wife Michelle a temporary restraining order after she alleged...

Obama sets campaign theme: Middle class at stake

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Obama waves to the crowd at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, where he delivered a major speech on the economy. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) — Declaring the American middle class in jeopardy,...

For GOP’s Gingrich: Big declarations _ and hurdles

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump talk to media after a meeting in New York, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Surging in opinion polls, a confident Newt Gingrich declared Monday...

FAA chief on leave after drunken driving arrest

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff’s Office shows FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Babbitt was placed on a leave of absence Monday and U.S. officials said his employment is under review following his arrest for drunken driving in...

Calif. man who killed 25 farmworkers denied parole

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

ADDS DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN – This Nov. 5, 2006 photo provided by the California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation shows convicted murderer Juan Corona. Corona, who once was the nation’s worst known serial killer, is up for parole Monday,...