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After uproar, Ky. church revisits interracial ban

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this November 2010 file photo provided by Stella Harville, Stella Harville and her fiancé, Ticha Chikuni, pose for a picture in Richmond, Ky. Stella’s childhood church in Pike County, Kentucky, the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church, voted to ban interracial couples from becoming members at the church after the pair sang a [&hellip...

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Paisley to hang with Urban after his vocal surgery

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 16, 2009 file photo, Brad Paisley, left, and Keith Urban accept the Collaborative Video of the Year Award at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Paisley plans to hang out with a recovering Urban after having vocal chord surgery....

A glimmer of good news for Obama in jobs report

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in 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) — Finally, a flicker...

Ex-Colorado sheriff charged in meth-for-sex case

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan is seen in an undated photo provided by the Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says more charges are being considered against former sheriff Patrick Sullivan...

Calif. residents grapple with windstorm cleanup

December 4, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Crews from Southern California Edison power company work to clean up and restore power on Live Oak Avenue, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Temple City, Calif. With more than 100,000 people still without power Friday from one of the biggest windstorms to hit the...

Clinton meets Suu Kyi, lays down reform markers

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center left, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talk alongside members of Suu Kyi’s staff prior to meetings at Suu Kyi’s residence in Yangon, Myanmar Friday,...

Senate rejects, for now, extending payroll tax cut

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters about extending the payroll tax cut, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday sidetracked rival plans to extend...

Gingrich begins Iowa push with call for civic duty

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Dec. 1, 2010, photo, Republican presidential hopeful former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the annual meeting of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives in West Des Moines, Iowa. Gingrich’s surprise surge in the polls is the latest...

Strong winds down trees and power lines in West

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A worker looks at a crushed car with the stump of the tree that fell on it and a broken light pole in the background in Ogden, Utah after a wind storm on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out...

Ex-Wis. Gov. Thompson launches GOP bid for Senate

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 15, 2010 file photo, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson addresses a tea party rally in Madison, Wis. Thompson is launching his Senate campaign with a rally on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File) MADISON, Wis. (AP)...