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Upbeat and on a roll, Obama showing some swagger

January 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking about manufacturing and jobs during a visit to Intel Corporation’s Ocotillo facility Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Chandler, Ariz. In 2011 Intel announced a more than $5 billion investment to build the new chip manufacturing facility, called the Fab 42, bringing thousands of construction and permanent...

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Geithner: Obama won’t ask me to stay in a 2nd term

January 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama greets Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner following his State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Timothy...

Funeral service for Paterno as thousands mourn

January 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Phil Knight, left, former chief executive officer of Nike, walks with former Penn State interim football coach and defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, as they arrive at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus for memorial services for former...

New map for what to plant reflects global warming

January 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 photo, Manager Jerry Holub looks at seed packages on display at the Earl May Nursery and Garden Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The USDA announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 color-coded map of planting zones often seen on the back of...

A daring raid, and US, Danish hostages on way home

January 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo taken at an unknown location and released by the Danish Refugee Council on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 shows Dane Poul Hagen Thisted from the Danish Refugee Council’s de-mining unit. U.S. military forces helicoptered into Somalia in a...

Obama pays tribute to Giffords

January 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This video image provided by House Television shows Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Giffords resigned from the House on Wednesday amid...

Obama: American dream in peril, fast action needed

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures while giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen at rear. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP)...

Marine to serve no jail time in Iraqi killings

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich leaves after a court session at Camp Pendleton in Camp Pendleton, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The lone Marine convicted in his squad’s killing of two...

Okla. hospital must pay $1M to Garth Brooks

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Country singer Garth Brooks leaves a courtroom during a civil trial at the Rogers County Courthouse in Claremore, Okla. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Brooks says an Oklahoma hospital pledged to name a women’s center for his late mother in return for...

Rockefeller impostor ordered to stand trial

January 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a German man who masqueraded as a member of the famous Rockefeller family, appears in a preliminary hearing in an Alhambra, Calif., court Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Gerhartsreiter is charged in the cold case murder of John Sohus,...