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Major GOP ‘super PAC’ raised $51 million in 2011

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2012 file photo, Jon Hunstman Sr. is seen in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year’s presidential election. Now, for the first time since they started shaping the campaign in earnest, many of those “super” political action committees are set to [&hellip...

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NRC inspecting water pumps at stalled US reactor

February 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 16, 2011 photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.’s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. A nuclear reactor the plant shut down Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to...

Man says Nigeria kidnapping like ‘an action movie’

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Greg Ock recounts how he was kidnapped and held hostage in Nigeria during an interview at his home in Bowdon, Ga., Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Ock was on his way to a clinic about an hour’s drive from the Nigerian plant where he worked as a contractor when a...

Steve Jones not returning as ‘X Factor’ host

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2011 file photo, television host Steve Jones poses on the red carpet at “The X Factor” Finale show in Los Angeles. Jones said on Twitter on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, that he wouldn’t be returning to host the show’s...

Gingrich sketches Day 1 agenda for his presidency

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during campaign stop, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — To hear Newt Gingrich tell it, the dramatic conservative change he...

Occupy protest rekindles debate about flag-burning

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police officers stand near graffiti while guarding Oakland, Calif., City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, following an Occupy Oakland protest Saturday. After a confrontation with police, demonstrators gained entrance to City Hall where they burned an American...

Actor who was Mr. Pitt on ‘Seinfeld’ dies at 77

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2005 file photo, actor Ian Abercrombie is shown during the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences third annual Emmy Nominees Tea Party in Los Angeles....

No letup on Gingrich by Romney before Florida vote

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney throws bags of chips at traveling reporters on his campaign charter plane in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) MIAMI (AP) — Cheered by new polls,...

FL governor orders investigation into deadly crash

January 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Debris and wreckage lie along the highway after a multi-vehicle accident that killed at least nine people, on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Authorities were still trying to determine what caused the pileup on the highway, which...

Santorum: Daughter with pneumonia recovering

January 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sharon Irwin, holds a sign during a prayer for Bella, daughter of Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum during a campaign rally in a hanger at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 29,...