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In trying to sink Hagel, GOP takes aim at Obama

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo, Republican Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s choice for Defense Secretary, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans on Feb. 14, 2013, temporarily blocked a full Senate vote on Hagel’s nomination as defense...

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Jesse Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty

February 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2011 file photo, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., is seen in her Chicago office. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Sandi Jackson, who resigned from the City Council in January 2013, was charged with...

Sharp fall in US jobless claims boosts outlook

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an unidentified woman answers questions on a job application at a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the first time in the last...

Crippled cruise ship slowly makes its way to land

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Passengers congregate on an upper deck of the disabled Carnival Lines cruise ship Triumph as it is towed to harbor off Mobile Bay, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the...

US Airways lands $11 billion merger with American

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker, right, and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton conclude a news conference at DFW International Airport Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. The two airlines will merge forming the world’s largest airlines. (AP...

As others pull back, Vegas amps up gun promotions

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Tanya Morris, right, poses for a photo with her shot-up target after getting married at the Guns and Ammo Garage, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is embracing tourists’ newfound interest in big guns the only way it knows how: by going...

Senate GOP blocks Hagel vote for now

February 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. makes his way to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, after a Democratic caucus meeting. Senate Democrats and the White House struggled to break an impasse Thursday over Chuck...

AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge

February 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, a US Airways jet taxis past an American Airlines jet parked at the gate at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The merger of US Airways and American Airlines has given birth to a mega airline with more...

Actress Alyson Hannigan obtains restraining order

February 13, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 7, 2012 file photo shows actress Alyson Hannigan from the CBS comedy, “How I Met Your Mother,” at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hannigan obtained a temporary restraining order on...

Lady Gaga cancels rest of tour due to injured hip

February 13, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows singer Lady Gaga performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Live Nation Global Touring announced on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 that the singer has canceled the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury...