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Cancer charity confronts backlash over grant cuts

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 file photo, Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Susan G. Komen for the Cure faced an escalating backlash Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 over its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Komen’s [&hellip...

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Inmate adds pig image to Vt. police cruiser decals

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The state seal is seen on the side of a Vermont State Police cruiser Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in Middlesex, Vt. Some Vermont inmates have gotten the best of the state police by adding a pig to the state decal on their cruisers. One of the spots on the cow in...

Philippines: 3 most-wanted terror leaders killed

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Philippine National Police Special Action Forces examine the site on the island province of Jolo in southern Philippines where three most wanted leaders of the al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah were among those allegedly killed...

Foes of ND property tax measure say idea ‘radical’

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Andy Peterson, president of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, speaks on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the chamber’s headquarters in Bismarck, N.D., at a news conference held by opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would abolish...

Toothless Pa. bank robber says she needed dentures

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo made on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, Evelyn Marie Fuller, left, is led from her arraignment on bank robbery charges by Waynesburg police patrolman Tom Ankrom in Waynesburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Washington Observer Reporter, Bob Niedbala) WAYNESBURG, Pa....

Woman wins small-claims suit over Honda hybrid mpg

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, photo, Heather Peters, who says her 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid never achieved the gas mileage Honda claimed in its advertising, and also did a computer upgrade that further diminished the mileage, arrives at Small Claims Court in...

LA school officials chided for molest case silence

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Miramonte Elementary school’s principal, Martin Sandoval spesaks to the media outside his school in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Veteran Miramontes Elementary school teacher Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested on charges of lewd conduct with 23...

‘Soul Train’ host Don Cornelius dead of suicide

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997 file photo, television producer Don Cornelius holds a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after the unveiling of his star in Los Angeles. Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,”...

Small radiation amount ‘could have’ escaped plant

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 1, 2010 file photo, the San Onofre nuclear power plant, seen here in north San Diego County, Calif. Operators of the nuclear power plant worked to diagnose a problem with a reactor that was shut down because of a possible leak, but...

Treasure hunter says he found $3B WWII wreck

February 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Greg Brooks, co-manager of Sub Sea Research, is seen aboard the salvage ship Sea Hunter in Boston Harbor Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 holding a picture of the British merchant ship Port Nicholson which was sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 with a cargo of 71 tons of...