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McDermott leads SMU past Pittsburgh, 28-6

January 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Shanahan (87) catches a pass for a first down over SMU defensive back Chris Banjo (23) in the first half of the BBVA Compass Bowl NCAA college football game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — SMU has not lost this season when [&hellip...

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Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy...

NBC planning show for Betty White’s 90th birthday

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2010 file photo, actress Betty White wears a U.S. Forest Ranger hat after being named an Honorary Forest Ranger by the U.S. Forest Service, at the Kennedy Center in Washington. White says her plans for her upcoming 90th birthday...

Obama plans change in immigration rule on waivers

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Attorney Jessica Dominguez, left speaks with Jose Luis Barajas and his wife, Laura Barajas at Dominguez’ office in Los Angeles Friday, Jan 6, 2012. The Obama administration proposed a rule change Friday Jan. 6, 2012 to reduce the time that illegal...

US Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates

January 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 5, 2012 photo released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) responds to a distress call from the master of the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai, who claimed he was being held captive by pirates. Kidd’s visit,...

After Texas school shooting, many questions loom

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The parents of Jaime Gonzalez, stepmother Noralva Gonzalez, left, and Jaime Gonzalez Sr., speak in front of their home in Brownsville, Texas Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. They are demanding to know why police officers fatally shot 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez inside...

Rescue work resumes in Philippine landslide

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the Philippine Army, residents search for victims following a landslide that occurred at the small-scale mining community of Pantukan, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Thursday Jan. 5, 2012. The landslide tore through a...

Rivals go hard after Romney, who goes after Obama

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives at a Boys and Girls Club, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Salem, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential rivals repeatedly...

Father: Suspect in deadly Utah shootout had PTSD

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police officers and emergency crew are seen near 3268 Jackson Street in Ogden, Utah where 6 police officers were shot, including those from the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force and the Ogden Police Department, while serving a warrant Wednesday Jan. 4,...

Man arrested, charged in Fla. abortion clinic fire

January 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this booking photo provided by the Escambia County Jail, shows Bobby Joe Rogers of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday Jan. 5, 2012. Rogers was arrested in connection with a fire that gutted a Pensacola abortion clinic on Jan. 1, 2012. The fire caused $300,000 in...