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Obama defends Solyndra loan, says solar viable

October 7, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama pauses during his news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S. must not surrender development of clean energy to China and other countries, despite the spectacular failure of a solar-panel...

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Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2008, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new MacBook Air after giving the keynote address at the Apple MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. Apple on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 said Jobs has died. He was 56. (AP...

Gunman at large after deadly Calif quarry shooting

October 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Police search a neighborhood that authorities say the suspect fled in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Authorities say a disgruntled employee opened fire, killing two people and wounding at least six others. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s...

Sarah Palin says she will not run for president

October 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 5, 2011 file photo, former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks in Manchester, N.H. Palin said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, that she is not running for president for 2012. (AP...

The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

October 6, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 1984, file photo, Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple Computer, leans on the new “Macintosh” personal computer following a shareholder’s meeting in Cupertino, Calif. Apple on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 said...

Unions, students join Wall Street protesters

October 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Occupy Boston protesters gather outside a building in the Financial district in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. The group is part of a nationwide grassroots movement in support of the ongoing Wall Street protests in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) NEW...

Ala. loses workers as immigration law takes effect

October 6, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

Rick Pate, owner of Pate Landscaping in Montgomery, Ala., looks over some of his business’ inventory Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Hispanic workers and their children are fleeing Alabama or going into hiding because of the state’s strict new...

Senate Democrats add millionaire tax to jobs bill

October 6, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, after a Democratic caucus lunch. Reid spoke about President Obama’s job bill and legislation that could punish China for undervaluing...

Slurring Jackson aimed to build hospital for kids

October 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Defense attorney Ed Chernoff, right, holds an intravenous line as he questions prosecution witness Sally Hirschberg during Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Mario...

Politicians debate NYC chopper rules after crash

October 6, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New York is hoisted from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. The helicopter with five people aboard crashed into the river Tuesday afternoon after taking off from a launch pad on the riverbank, killing one...