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Yemen’s leader causes headaches in Washington

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing an unprecedented diplomatic act — whether to bar a friendly president from U.S. soil. American officials were...

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Slain Ind. girl’s grandfather was sex offender

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

An undated Allen County (Ind.) Sheriff’s Department photo shows Mike Plumadore. Authorities said Monday night, Dec. 26, 2011 that Aliahna Lemmon had been found dead and Plumadore, 39, who was watching Aliahna and her two sisters when she went missing...

Dems scramble as Sen. Nelson announces retirement

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sources say Nelson will retire. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democrats on Tuesday lamented Sen. Ben...

Romney looks past Iowa rivals to criticize Obama

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a town hall meeting at the Fort Dodge GOP Headquarters, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Projecting the...

Man charged in Calif. soldier shooting

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

An undated photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department shows Ruben Ray Jurado. Police Monday Dec. 26, 2011, arrested Jurado. Authorities allege Jurado shot Sullivan at the party Friday night, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/San Bernardino Police...

Gingrich goes after rivals despite positive pledge

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaks during a campaign stop at a luncheon meeting of the Dubuque Rotary Club Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Telegraph...

Pragmatism in Iowa could benefit Romney

December 28, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the Glenn Miller Museum in Clarinda, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans may be starting to choose with...

Fla. crash kills doc getting heart for transplant

December 27, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Clay County Sheriff’s deputies head deep into the woods on four wheelers in an attempt to locate wreckage from a helicopter crash in an area west of Green Cove Springs, Fla. Monday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2011. The helicopter was enroute to Gainesville from...

Conn. fire victim was Ky. company’s safety chief

December 27, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Flowers sit at the base of a mailbox, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, outside the house where a fire left five people dead on Christmas Day, in Stamford, Conn. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A department store Santa Claus who died with his wife and...

GOP campaign for Iowa caucus enters final week

December 27, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., signs an autograph during a campaign stop at at Tangleberries in Centerville, Iowa, in this Dec. 23, 2011 file photo. After a brief respite for Christmas, the Republicans in...