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Man who took Rockefeller name faces murder charge

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German immigrant who masqueraded as a member of the famous Rockefeller family, appears as he in handcuffed during a preliminary court hearing in Alhambra, Calif. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Gerhartsreiter a convicted kidnapper facing a charge of murdering the son of his former landlady a quarter century ago, when he lived...

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GOP campaign rhetoric raising racial concerns

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate. former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, greet supporters at the Christ Central Community Center in Winnsboro, S.C., Wednesday, Jan., 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP)...

Widespread snowstorm wallops Pacific Northwest

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A winter snow inspires Lincoln neighborhood residents to take an early morning walk Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012 in Vancouver, Wash. The National Weather Service scaled back the amount expected in western Washington but said it would still be a significant event....

Abdul-Jabbar thrilled with ambassador appointment

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs after receiving a Los Angeles Lakers basketball jersey as a gift from global cultural ambassador and former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the State Department in...

No Wikipedia? What if the Internet went down?

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This screen shot shows the home page Google.com. A campaign whose backers include tech heavyweights like Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. has successfully portrayed the bills _ the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act _ as an attack on a...

US says al-Qaida magazine got into Guantanamo cell

January 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, investigators on a speed boat examine the hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after a terrorist explosion ripped a hole in the destroyer, killing 17 sailors. A copy of a magazine published by an arm...

Snow-laden Alaska towns dig out from huge pile-up

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, snow and ice are plowed on a roadway in Valdez, Alaska. Valdez, a snow magnet about 120 miles east of Anchorage, has received almost 27 feet of snow this winter, compared with the more than 15 feet for the same time period in...

Santorum fights back against critics with barbs

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks on the USS Yorktown, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Searching for traction, Rick Santorum is on the attack these days...

More accustomed to rain, Seattle braces for snow

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An Oregon Department of Transportation employee checks on a crash victim in Beaverton, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of Oregon through Wednesday for heavy snow.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) SEATTLE...

Coast Guard to Italian captain: Go back aboard!

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

RETRANSMISSION TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE CROP OF GRO801 – Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that run aground the tiny Island of Giglio last Friday, leaves the Grosseto court, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Prosecutors have...