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Gingrich lugs loads of personal, political baggage

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gestures as he speaks during a rally at the Jacksonville Landing, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich is schlepping some supersized luggage along as his Republican presidential campaign takes off: He’s got...

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Occupy protesters march nationwide; 300 arrested

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Edward Jude, center, joins others on the North Avenue bridge during an occupy Wall Street protest on Thursday, November 17, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mike De Sisti) MAGS OUT; NO SALES NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street...

Ohio mom charged in death of 28-pound teen girl

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff shows Angela Norman. Norman was charged Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds. Three others also...

Penn State trustees hire law firm in abuse scandal

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2011, file photo, Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary looks on during an NCAA college football game against Iowa in State College, Pa. Neither campus nor city police received reports from McQueary who testified to a...

Special Forces equals Green Berets. Got it?

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Joseph P. Kennedy II, second from left, attends a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s designation of the name of the Special Forces Green Berets, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery in...

As fewer buy homes, apartment construction surges

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This Oct. 18, 2011 photo, shows two new home developments in Canonsburg, Pa. U.S. builders started slightly fewer homes in October but a wave of apartment construction is being planned, a good sign for the struggling housing market. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)...

Cain meeting with Union Leader newspaper canceled

November 18, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Herman Cain smiles as he talks to reporters a a campaign stop at the Statehouse, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain...

4 dead, several hurt as storm pounds the Southeast

November 17, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Chad Scott inspects damage to his cousins home in Auburn, Ala., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. A path of storms swept across the state leaving behind fallen trees and some heavy wind damage. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A strong storm system...

Suspect in shooting near White House arrested

November 17, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Law enforcement officers photograph a window at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, as seen from the South Lawn. A bullet hit an exterior window of the White House and was stopped by ballistic glass, the Secret Service said. An additional...

Now what? Few tangible effects of Wall St protests

November 17, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A solitary Occupy Wall Street protestor holds a sign outside a nearly empty Zuccotti Park during the early morning hours, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in New York. Crackdowns against the Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country reached the epicenter of...