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For GOP’s Gingrich: Big declarations _ and hurdles

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump talk to media after a meeting in New York, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Surging in opinion polls, a confident Newt Gingrich declared Monday he plans to challenge Barack Obama in every state next year, and he began [&hellip...

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FAA chief on leave after drunken driving arrest

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff’s Office shows FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Babbitt was placed on a leave of absence Monday and U.S. officials said his employment is under review following his arrest for drunken driving in...

Calif. man who killed 25 farmworkers denied parole

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

ADDS DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN – This Nov. 5, 2006 photo provided by the California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation shows convicted murderer Juan Corona. Corona, who once was the nation’s worst known serial killer, is up for parole Monday,...

Postal cutbacks to delay 1st-class mail

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moves boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at a post office in Seattle. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is seeking to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers and...

Pearl Harbor survivors share stories of attack

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Nov. 29, 2011, photo, World War II Navy veteran Clarence Pfundheller poses at his Greenfield, Iowa, apartment with a photo of himself taken during basic training in 1939. Now 91, Pfundheller will be returning to Pearl Harbor on Wednesday, Dec. 7,...

Search for missing Ga. girl turns up body in trash

December 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This handout photo provided Monday Dec. 5, 2011, by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, shows Jorelys Rivera, 7, of Canton, Ga. A team of state law enforcement officials specially trained in child abductions has been brought in to join the search for...

Vendors cleared from Rio Grande Gorge bridge site

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Department of Transportation workers have cleared an area popular with vendors on the approaches to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge northwest of Taos. The arts and crafts vendors won a court battle last year over the legality of...

Ma, Diamond, Streep receive Kennedy Center Honors

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Kennedy Center Honoree Yo-Yo Ma takes part in an interview after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honor gala performance on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) WASHINGTON (AP) — Meryl Streep...

GOP rivals hope to court Cain supporters

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul has his microphone attached before he appears on the Republican Presidential Forum on “Huckabee,” the Fox News program hosted by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 in New...

Madonna to perform at halftime of Super Bowl

December 5, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Director Madonna attends a special screening of “W.E.” at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) NEW YORK (AP) — The Material Girl will be taking the stage on football’s biggest night....