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Study finds many patients shun free heart drugs

November 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 15, 2005 file photo shows 40 milligram tablets of Lipitor, one kind of statin used for lowering blood cholesterol, in Glen Rock, N.J. A study led by a Boston researcher and presented Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 finds that offering people free medicines after a heart attack can help cut the chances [&hellip...

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Obama to backers: Everything on the line in 2012

November 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama greets donors after speaking at a campaign fundraising event at Aulani Disney Resort, in Kapolei, Hawaii, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Politicking in his boyhood home, President Barack...

House GOP leader Cantor says deficit deal likely

November 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. gestures during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping controversy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declined to...

Oakland raid is latest in Occupy camp crackdowns

November 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Police hold a demonstrator at an encampment for the Occupy Wall Street movement in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Police in Oakland began clearing out a weeks-old encampment early Monday after issuing several warnings to Occupy demonstrators. (AP...

No aloha: Obama skips out on APEC tradition

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

APEC leaders, from left, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera walk to the...

Leaders: Asia-Pacific free trade vital to recovery

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives for the leaders’ plenary session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Asia-Pacific leaders said further...

Despite title, Supreme Court not always last word

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 1, 2005 file photo Judge Stephen Reinhardt is seen in Los Angeles. Judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the San Francisco-based court involved in the shaken baby case, have to some extent grown accustomed to Supreme Court...

For Penn St., a new week after the worst one ever

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2011 file photo, people gather in front of the Old Main building for a candlelight vigil on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa., in support of the alleged victims of a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant...

Man missing after Ohio explosion is found dead

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Firefighters pour water on a house explosion on Wayne Drive, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Fairborn, Ohio. An official says a house exploded in western Ohio, leaving five people injured and one missing. At least three of the injured are children. (AP Photo/The...

US companies are feeling impact of European crisis

November 14, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 9, 2011 file photo, Whirlpool Corp. CEO Jeff Fettig speaks in Detroit. Fettig said in October that demand is tumbling in parts of Europe. Whirlpool cut its earnings estimates and said it would lay off 5,000 workers in North America...