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Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in La.

August 29, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds as residents hunkered...

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Romney sweeps to nomination; convention raps Obama

August 29, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Small business owner Phil Archuletta addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential...

Roddick, VWilliams keep on keeping on at US Open

August 29, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Sloane Stephens serves to Italy’s Francesca Schiavone in the first round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) NEW YORK (AP) — That Andy Roddick’s last match as a...

With choreographed conventions, is something lost?

August 29, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, looks over the main stage during a sound check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — As Chris...

No ordinary opener for O'Brien, Penn State

August 29, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien, right, gives instructions as center Matt Stankiewitch (54) listens during the NCAA college football team’s workout in State College, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) —...

Police: Mich. student attack not likely hate crime

August 29, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated photo provided by Bruce Tennen, Zachary Tennen, a 19-year-old Michigan State University sophomore, is shown. Police say an attack on the Michigan State University student at an off-campus party is not being investigated as a hate crime. Tennen...

GOP convention protests muted, small

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor speaks to reporters as Code Pink protesters hold signs, Monday, in Tampa. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There have been no speeches inside the convention hall and it’s nearly as quiet outside, too. So far, the protests have...

Isaac brings painful Katrina memories

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

AP Photo This Aug, 31, 2005, file photo shows a man pushing his bicycle through flood waters near the Superdome in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina left much of the city under water. Katrina’s legacy looms large as Isaac heads toward New Orleans and...

Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks at a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ron Paul’s...

A subdued start for GOP convention as Isaac surges

August 28, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush looks at the convention floor from the podium during a microphone check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans staged a...