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Obama seeks Russia, China help on Iran

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the APEC Summit in Honolulu, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) HONOLULU (AP) — Searching for help, President Barack Obama lobbied the skeptical leaders of Russia and China for support in keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed menace to the world, hoping to yield...

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Pressure to leave mounts on Occupy camps

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Demonstrators light candles in remembrance of a man who was shot and killed after an altercation outside a make-shift camp site for Occupy Wall Street protesters at Frank Ogawa Plaza, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)...

GOP contenders argue on Afghanistan, Iran, torture

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Romney says that if President Barack...

Pacific trade pact gains, but friction remains

November 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama answers questions at the APEC CEO Summit with Boeing Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) HONOLULU (AP) — Moves toward a Pacific free trade zone gained...

Tony Bennett visits New Orleans, plugs rebuilding

November 12, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Gerard Veal, 3, and his sister Mia Veal, 5, participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony with singer Tony Bennett, right, Barnes & Noble chairman Leonard Riggio, center, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, third left, to commemorate the 101st and final home...

Week of turmoil leaves Penn State in a daze

November 12, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson listens to a question at a press conference with student leaders in State College, Pa., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The most tumultuous week Penn State has ever endured is drawing to a close. Questions, however,...

Deaths at Occupy camps bring pressure for shutdown

November 12, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A body is removed from a tent in the Occupy Salt Lake camp in Pioneer Park, Friday Nov. 11, 2011 in Salt Lake City. The Occupy Salt Lake group has been in Pioneer Park for weeks, protesting what they say is corporate greed, in solidarity with the larger...

White House circulated plan to replace Chu

November 12, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2010 file photo, Energy Secretary Steven Chu gives a speech at the National Press Club in Washington. Top officials at the White House circulated a plan calling for the ouster of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and other top Energy...

Detroit prayer event puts Muslim community on edge

November 12, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

The exterior of Ford Field in Detroit is shown Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, the day before the start of TheCall, a 24-hour Christian prayer gathering. Detroit clergy plan to march and hold a prayer rally outside the stadium hosting controversial event. (AP...

11-11-11 brings lucky babies, bets and brides

November 12, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Mary Discenzo holds her baby, Celine Dianne , at Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Cleveland. Discenzo said she realized Thursday night that the baby might be born on 11-11-11 and said it was “just so weird” and a...