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It’s on: The new National Christmas Tree lights up

December 2, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

The National Christmas Tree is pictured after it was lit by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha Obama and and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, at the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec., 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — The new National Christmas Tree is...

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Cain plows ahead but says yet again: reassessing

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks at his campaign headquarters in Manchester, N.H., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — His campaign’s survival in question, Herman Cain plowed ahead Wednesday in...

1st Penn State abuse suit comes from new accuser

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney Jeff Anderson looks on during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Philadelphia. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a boy more than 100 times, then threatened his family to keep him quiet about the...

Gingrich trails in organizing in early-voting Iowa

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gives an interview Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011, during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa.(AP Photo/Dave Weaver) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich...

Obama: ‘Massive blow’ if GOP blocks payroll tax

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama waves as he takes the stage prior to speaking at Scranton High School, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) NEW YORK (AP) — Blending governing with re-election politics, President Barack Obama roused a...

Latest theory in NY mystery bodies: 1 killer of 10

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2010, file photo, authorities search the brush by the side of the road for human remains at Cedar Beach, near Babylon, N.Y. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, the Suffolk County police commissioner told The Associated Press in an...

GOP: Offsetting cuts must cover payroll tax relief

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, center, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, following a closed-door meeting. (AP...

PROMISES, PROMISES: Records shielded by candidates

December 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 3, 2007, file photo shows outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife, Ann, as he takes the “lone walk” out of the Statehouse in Boston. A former aide who supervised the archiving of records from...

Boeheim says he’s not worried about job status

November 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim pauses during the second half against Eastern Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Syracuse won 84-48. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli) SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse men’s...

Teen in Craigslist case looks dazed in Ohio court

November 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Brogan Rafferty, 16, of Stow, Ohio listens during a hearing in the courtroom of Judge John W. Nau at the Noble County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Caldwell, Ohio. Rafferty faces juvenile charges of aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated...