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Round 2 goes to Phelps; Franklin denies Coughlin

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Matt Grevers, right, celebrates after winning the men’s 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. At left is Nick Thoman. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Round 2 goes to Michael Phelps. Getting back at rival Ryan Lochte, Phelps stretched out to win a [&hellip...

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Wildfire victims crowd shelters as fight continues

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, June 26, 2012 photo, Tayor Salamon, 11, holds his dog in the back seat of the car as his family rushes to leave their home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A towering wildfire destroyed dozens of houses overnight, though the intensity of the blaze...

Health ruling to end campaign mystery, unleash ads

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Saving its biggest case for last, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its verdict Thursday on President Barack Obama’s health care law. The outcome is likely to be a factor in...

Prosecutors: Madoff brother to plead guilty in NY

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 3, 2009 file photo, Peter Madoff, brother of Bernard Madoff, attends his court hearing before judge Stephen Bucaria at Mineola State Supreme Court, in Mineola, N.Y. Madoff will plead guilty on Friday, June 29, 2012, to conspiracy...

Remote Maine puffin colony up close on HD webcam

June 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This still frame from streaming online video, provided by explore.org, the Annenberg Foundation and the National Audubon Society, shows puffins on the shore of Seal Island, Maine, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The island is the habitat for the largest puffin...

Nora Ephron, writer-filmmaker, dies at 71

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this film publicity image released by Columbia Pictures, Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child in a scene from, “Julie & Julia,” written and directed by Nora Ephron. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Tuesday, June 26, 2012, that author and...

Record heat hampers efforts to fight wildfires

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A golfer tees off as his partner watches a wildfire burning in the Scratchgravel Hills on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Helena, Mont. Scorching heat and high winds caused wildfires to break out across southwestern Montana, forcing the evacuation of more than 200...

Obama prepping thousands of lawyers for election

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama places an order at The Varsity restaurant, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this...

Presidents approve college football playoff

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, third from left, smiles as he and others arrive for a media availability after a BCS presidential oversight committee meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Washington. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday...

News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps

June 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- This combination of Associated Press file photos show a Fox Sports logo, left, and a person holding a copy of a Wall Street Journal, right. Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp....