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Huge Alaska storm passes, leaves widespread damage

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A couple stand in front of flooded River Street Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Nome, Alaska. High winds and surging waves pummeled Alaska’s western coast Wednesday, churning the Bering Sea and forcing residents of Nome and isolated native villages to seek higher ground inland. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Peggy Fagerstrom) THE MAT-SU VALLEY...

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Protesters: Veteran shoots self at Vt. encampment

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

People react to news that a man was shot at the Occupy Burlington, Vt., encampment at City Hall Park Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10, 2011. The public was not believed to be at risk after the afternoon shooting at City Hall Park in Burlington, but the...

Man fatally shot on plaza near Occupy Oakland camp

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

An Occupy Oakland protestor sits beside candles at the scene if a shooting Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. A man was shot and killed Thursday outside the Oakland encampment that anti-Wall Street protesters have occupied for the last month, but an...

Governor asks Penn State students to stop violence

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Police hold back students after they reacted off campus Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in State College, Pa. to Penn State board of trustees firing of football coach Joe Paterno Wednesday. Hundreds of students gathered about two blocks from the campus, with some...

Perry owns up to debate blunder, presses on

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is interviewed on “America Live” on the Fox News Channel in New York, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Perry rearranged his schedule Thursday to try to mitigate a disastrous debate moment, in which...

Ex-NBA center riding high after stolen bike found

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by Shawn Bradley, the former NBA basketball player Bradley straddles his custom built Trek bicycle in Dallas. Bradley, a former NBA player, was “dumbfounded” when someone recently stole his bike, an...

US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest to demand a stop to the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline outside the White House on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration...

As Cain, Perry scramble, Gingrich seeks an opening

November 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain shakes hands with Jeff Balaka, of Chelsea, Mich., while speaking at the Big Sky Diner in Ypsilanti, Mich., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) WASHNGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney chugged ahead Thursday as...

FACT CHECK: Romney’s clunker claim on auto bailout

November 10, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during a Republican Presidential Debate at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s claim that...

Family act The Band Perry early winners at CMAs

November 10, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Taylor Swift performs “Ours” during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It may still turn out to be Jason Aldean’s party at the Country Music...