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Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption

December 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, speaks to reporters as his wife Patti, right, listens at the federal building in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, after being sentenced for 14 years on 18 corruption counts, including trying to auction off President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) CHICAGO (AP) — The Rod...

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Nation marks 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

December 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Pearl Harbor survivors stand at attention during the National Anthem during the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base which pulled...

Baldwin apologizes to passengers, not airline

December 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 6, 2011 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Baldwin says he was kicked off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 after having words with a...

Romney opens up a bit more to media scrutiny

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks to supporters and volunteers during a rally in Manchester, N.H. For three decades, the Republican who won South Carolina’s...

FAA chief resigns after drunken driving arrest

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff’s Office shows Randy Babbitt. Babbitt following his arrest for drunken driving in suburban Northern Virginia over the weekend. Babbitt says he will resign as head of the Federal Aviation...

Blagojevich team says he’s guilty, asks for mercy

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tries to talk to the media while wife Patti leads him away as they leave their home heading to federal court for his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Blagojevich was convicted earlier this year on...

$210M settlement reached in W.Va. mine explosion

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Clay Mullins, brother of Rex Mullins, a victim of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion, meets with officials from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Beaver, W.Va. Officals said that the new...

Judge refuses to grant Dykstra restraining order

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2008 file photo, former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra poses for a portrait in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, a judge declined to issue Dykstra a restraining order against a man operating his Twitter account,...

Restraining order granted against Terrence Howard

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, actor Terrence Howard arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Howard’s estranged wife Michelle a temporary restraining order after she alleged...

Obama sets campaign theme: Middle class at stake

December 7, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Obama waves to the crowd at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, where he delivered a major speech on the economy. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) — Declaring the American middle class in jeopardy,...