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Jay-Z to raise money, perform at Carnegie Hall

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter attends a news event to announce his Carnegie Hall performances to benefit the United Way and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, in New York, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z didn’t graduate from high school, but he’s encouraging others to value their education. The...

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APNewsBreak: EPA theorizes fracking-pollution link

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this 2007 file photo, natural gas wellheads and other production facilities are shown around the rural community of Pavillion, Wyo. The ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is asking the head of the U.S. Environmental...

APNewsBreak: AP source: Video shows lost drone

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This photo released on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and taken at an undisclosed location claims to show the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone which Tehran says its forces downed earlier this week. In the banner in background depicting...

Port shutdown pledged despite union rejection

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2011, occupy Oakland protester Alfredo Coronado waves a flag while standing atop a big rig truck at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Protesters want to shut down ports up and down the U.S. West Coast on Monday, Dec.12,2011,...

Death row inmate gets new trial because of tweet

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided Thursday, Dec. 7, 2011, by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows Erickson Dimas-Martinez who was convicted in 2010 in the slaying of Derrick Jefferson. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, Dec, 7, 2011, tossed out the death row...

5 bodies removed from Vegas tour crash site

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind speaks to members of the media about a helicopter crash during a news conference at McCarran International Airport Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Las Vegas. A tour helicopter crashed killing the pilot and...

US: No to over-the-counter morning-after pill

December 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius step off Air force One at Kansas City International Airport, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in Kansas City , Mo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise move with...

Sandusky jailed on new child sex abuse charges

December 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2011 file photo a sign for The Second Mile charity is seen outside the organization’s headquarters in State College, Pa. The charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky who was charged with...

Maintenance man arrested in Ga. girl’s slaying

December 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Murder suspect Ryan Brunn, 20, of Canton, Ga., is escorted into the Cherokee County jail in Canton, Ga., after he was arrested Wednesday,Dec. 7, 2011. Brunn is charged with the murder of seven-year-old Jorelys Rivera who went missing last Friday. (AP...

Big promise is seen in 2 new breast cancer drugs

December 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, Rachel Midgett of Houston, Texas, adjusts her headband before heading to the start line to run in the half marathon of the Las Vegas Marathon, in Las Vegas. Afflicted with breast cancer, Midgett has been taking the...