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Super failure: Deficit-cutting panel gives up

November 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Debt supercommittee co-chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks outside her office on Capitol Hill as the work of the debt reduction panel ends in failure, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ supercommittee conceded ignominious defeat Monday in its quest to conquer a government debt that...

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Case of accused White House shooter is rare

November 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This image provided by the U.S. Park Police shows an undated image of Oscar Ortega. U.S. Park Police have an arrest warrant out for Ortega, who is believed to be connected to a bullet hitting an exterior window of the White House Friday and was stopped by...

What next? Lawmakers look to undo the back-up plan

November 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo Supercommittee co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, left, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, confer as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction meets to hear testimony about the national debt from...

Obama threatens to veto changes to $1.2T in cuts

November 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama makes a statement at the White House after the congressional debt supercommittee failed to reach an agreement on debt reduction on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Missing girl’s mom arrested on child abuse charges

November 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, Jerice Hunter, mother of missing 5-year-old girl Jhessye Shockley is photographed Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Sgt. Brent Coombs said Monday that Jerice Hunter was arrested on child abuse charges...

‘al-Qaida sympathizer’ accused of NYC bomb plots

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Jose Pimentel, 27, right, represented by attorney Joseph Zablocki, left, is arraigned at Manhattan criminal court, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in New York. Pimentel, 27, an “al-Qaida sympathizer” accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in...

Beyonce worried baby secret would be revealed

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Singer Beyonce Knowles attends a special screening of “Beyonce Live At Roseland: The Elements of 4″ at the Paris Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) NEW YORK (AP) — It’s tough to keep a pregnancy a secret...

Taylor Swift wins 3 trophies at AMAs

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Lady Antebellum accepts the award for country band, duo or group at the 39th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in Los Angeles. From left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor...

Officers in pepper spray incident placed on leave

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, photo occupy protester David Buscho is helped after being pepper sprayed by campus police while blocking their exit from the school’s Quad Friday in Davis, Calif. Two University of California, Davis police officers...

Theodore Forstmann, big in 80s takeover wave, dies

November 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 29, 1996 file photo, takeover artist Ted Forstmann poses in his office in New York. Forstmann, a longtime financier who counted the iconic baseball card company Topps and business jet company Gulfstream Aerospace among his buyouts,...