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October snow tricks Northeast, leaves 3M powerless

October 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A downed tree limb lies across power lines in Belmont, Mass., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. A snowstorm with a ferocity more familiar in February than October socked the Northeast over the weekend, knocking out power to 2.3 million, snarling air and highway travel and dumping more than 2 feet of snow in a few spots [&hellip...

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Occupy protesters arrested in Texas, Oregon

October 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

An Occupy Wall Street protestor collects and bags clothing in Zuccotti Park to be delivered to a laundry service in Brooklyn, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in New York. With the temperature dropping, protestors are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves,...

Skeptic finds he now agrees global warming is real

October 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 photo, Richard Muller, right, and his daughter, Elizabeth Muller, left, talk about their study on climate outside their home in Berkeley, Calif. A new study of Earth’s temperatures going back more than 200 years finds the same...

Studies challenge wisdom of GOP candidates’ plans

October 31, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain, left, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are seen before a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas. Key proposals from...

Denver police move into Occupy protest encampment

October 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Denver Police Officers order protesters to disperse during the Occupy Denver protest, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 in Denver. Occupy Denver protesters and law enforcement officers faced off on the steps of the state Capitol and Civic Center after protesters...

San Francisco rally see costumes, Michael Moore

October 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Filmmaker Michael Moore visits several hundred Occupy Oakland protesters outside City Hall in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Moore urged the protesters, many of whom are demonstrating against what they see as a growing disparity between rich and...

Paul McCartney to help restore Motown piano

October 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2011 file photo, former Beatle Paul McCartney gestures as he and American heiress Nancy Shevell leave Marylebone Town Hall, London, after their wedding. McCartney is going to help restore an 1877 Steinway grand piano used by...

Ala. immigration battle recalls civil rights past

October 30, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 12, 1963 file photo, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, left, and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lead a column of demonstrators as they attempt to march on Birmingham, Ala., city hall, however, police intercepted the group short of their goal. The...

Sugarland: ‘We are all changed’ by collapse

October 29, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Country music duo Sugarland vocalist Jennifer Nettles performs a benefit concert in Indianapolis, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Seven people were killed and dozens more were injured in the Aug. 13 stage collapse at the Indiana State fairground venue where high winds...

US celebrates Statue of Liberty’s 125th birthday

October 29, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A fireworks display over the Statue of Liberty commemorates the 125th anniversary of the statue, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 in Bayonne, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) NEW YORK (AP) — Scores of people waved tiny flags after taking the oath of U.S. citizenship at...