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TV One network focuses on missing blacks

January 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 10, 2010 file photo, Actress S. Epatha Merkerson poses for a portrait in New York. A television show that debuts next week focuses on missing person cases involving black Americans. The series “Find Our Missing” debuts Jan. 18 on TV One. The narrator is actress S. Epatha Merkerson, who is [&hellip...

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Penn State president faces more Paterno questions

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney Virginia Alvarez of Levittown, N.Y., a 1997 Penn State graduate, becomes emotional as she directs a question to university President Rodney Erickson, asking if fired Penn State football coach Joe Paterno received due process as the university...

Homeless NY teen up for science prize gets a house

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, applauds as Intel Semifinalist Samantha Garvey, 17, right, speaks to the media, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, NY. Garvey and her family were offered a rent subsidized home by...

Heather Locklear released from LA-area hospital

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 12, 2009 file photo, Heather Locklear arrives at the Women in Film Crystal Lucy Awards in Los Angeles. Paramedics responded to Locklear’s home 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles for a medical emergency and transported a woman...

Judge: John Edwards has serious heart condition

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards leaves federal court after an appearance in Greensboro, N.C. Edwards has a serious heart condition that will require a medical procedure next month and his...

US to restore full diplomatic ties with Myanmar

January 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mya Aye, center, one of the 88 Generation students activists, gets welcomed by his colleagues as he arrives at Yangon airport after being released from prison Friday, Jan.13, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar freed many of its prominent political prisoners...

Gingrich tempers Romney attacks in South Carolina

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former, House Speaker Newt Gingrich walks to his bus after a rally for home ownership, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the State Capitol in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Under pressure from some in...

School president: It’s not a ‘Penn State scandal’

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson waits for the beginning of a town hall meeting with alumni in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Erickson was grilled Wednesday by alumni unhappy about how the school handled a child sex abuse scandal, the...

Alaska winter piles on more snow for weather-weary

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Alaska Department of Transportation snow plows clear the Seward Highway Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. The National Weather Service is predicting a total snowfall of 8 to 16 inches today, putting Anchorage on track to have the snowiest winter...

Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

January 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expresses her dismay at emerging reports of U.S. Marines allegedly desecrating the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, during a news conference with Algerian Foreign Minister...