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Obama, Romney compete for undecideds, stoke base

August 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking during a campaign stop in Windham, NH Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward their party conventions, the rival presidential campaigns are trying to invigorate core supporters while reaching out to a sliver of undecided voters who harbor doubts about...

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Panama spoils Uganda's debut at LLWS with 9-3 win

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Lugazi, Uganda’s Felix Enzama, right, scores past Aguadulce, Panama’s Juan Crisp after a wild throw on a pickoff attempt to first base in the third inning of a pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in...

Ryan paid a higher federal tax rate than Romney

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign stop at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their federal taxes in...

Romney and Obama now fight for edge on Medicare

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare — for now, at...

AP photographer recounts burning car rescue

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Passers-by comfort a woman after they rescued her from her burning car on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The fire was extinguished by the hose of a cement mixer, and fire extinguishers from nearby truckers. The woman was then...

Hall of Famer Murray settles insider-trading case

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, former Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray speaks at a ceremony to unveil a statue in his likeness before a baseball game between the Orioles and the Kansas City Royals in Baltimore. The Securities and Exchange...

Report accuses general of lavish travel, spending

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 26, 2006 file photo, Army Lt. Gen. William E. Kip Ward is adminstered the oath of four-star General, the Army’s highest rank of general, by Command Sgt. Major Mark Ripka, right, at Fort Myer, Va. The Associated Press has learned...

Fire evacuees in Wash. and California return home

August 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this aerial photo taken Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, the Taylor Bridge Fire burns near Cle Elum, Wash. The wildfire about 75 miles east of Seattle has burned across an estimated 22,000 acres, roughly 35 square miles, of diverse terrain, ranging from dry...

AP IMPACT: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

August 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – in this June 25, 2012 file photo, a crew works on a drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa. In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen...

Romney: Never paid less than 13 percent in taxes

August 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks at a campaign stop at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Phil Long) GREER, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared...