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AP NewsBreak: Feds OK Fla. access to citizens list

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people’s right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens. The agreement, made in [&hellip...

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Letters of SC soldier killed in Vietnam come home

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by Lt. Col. Jose Garcia shows U.S. Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the 101st Airborne Divisioin, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and uncle Kenneth Cannon on Saturday,...

How did ex-slave's letter to master come to be?

July 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows Jordon Anderson. Anderson was a former slave who was freed from a Tennessee plantation by Union troops in 1864 and spent his remaining 40...

Mortgage applications boost Wells Fargo results

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this May 6, 2012, photo, a Wells Fargo sign is displayed at a branch in New York. Wells Fargo is reporting higher earnings for the second quarter thanks to a pickup in lending and a decline in the amount of bad loans, according to reports Friday, July 13,...

Prosecutor: Iowa-based CEO carried out $200M fraud

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Russell Wasendorf, Sr., leaves the U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for his initial appearance on Friday, July 13, 2012. A federal prosecutor says Wasendorf, the chief executive of an Iowa-based brokerage firm carried out a $200 million fraud scheme...

Son of Sylvester Stallone dies in LA

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 1996 file photo, Sylvester Stallone, left, star of the film “Daylight,” arrives at the film’s world premiere with his girlfriend Jennifer Flavin, center, and his son Sage Stallone, who co-stars in the film, in...

DC chief: Reports differ on officer's 'threats'

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 23, 2012 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama gives the keynote address to the African Methodist Episcopal Church general conference in Nashville, Tenn. There are conflicting reports about threatening comments a police officer may...

Romney: No role in Bain management after 1999

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at a campaign event at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, July 13, 2012. Obama is spending the day in Virginia campaigning. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — His credibility under...

SF considering ways to curb plastic water bottles

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday, July 5, 2012, Shauna Barbera uses a bottled water dispenser at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. The city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags has a new target in its...

NRA finds some GOP lawmakers resistant to gun laws

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This July 12, 2012, photo shows a National Rifle Association billboard in Hendersonville, Tenn., attacking Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart. The gun rights group has had a falling out with Republican lawmakers in Tennessee over a...