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Special ops, CIA first in, last out of Afghanistan

October 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2002, file photo members of the U.S. Army Special Forces keep close eye on the moon-lit perimeter of a compound, suspected of holding al-Qaida and Taliban forces, during a raid on a compound home in Narizah, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, as part U.S. Special Forces’ Operation Mountain Sweep. The [&hellip...

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Plane ditches in ocean off Hawaii, pilot rescued

October 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this image made from video made available by the U.S. Coast Guard, a small plane which had run out of fuel lands in the ocean several miles off Hawaii’s coast on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. The pilot was rescued by Coast Guard crews who had flown alongside...

Famed pianist Roger Williams dies at 87

October 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2007 file photo, Roger Williams smiles at the crowd as they sing “Happy Birthday” to him in Simi Valley, Calif. Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped Billboard charts with his hit recording of “Autumn...

Dow, Saudi oil company sign accord for $20B plant

October 9, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. Dow Chemical Co. and the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, that they signed an agreement that...

Michael Jackson's children appear at tribute show

October 9, 2011 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

Gladys Knight performs at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) EDITORIAL USE ONLY CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Chart-toppers, soul singers and three generations of Michael...

Romney responds to Mormon flare-up; Perry passes

October 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The cultural conservatives at the summit care deeply about abortion, gay marriage and other social issues. But...

iTunes great for Apple, but was it for music biz?

October 9, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2008 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about iTunes 8 at an event in San Francisco. Jobs’ entree into the music world was more than a success _ it was a phenomenon. Today, iTunes owns the majority of the digital sales...

Explosions shake Ill. village after train derails

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Ethanol remaining in tanker cars burns off at the scene of a train derailment in Tiskilwa, Ill., Friday morning, Oct. 7, 2011. Twenty-six cars on the 131-car train derailed early Friday morning, including seven to nine loaded with ethanol, sending up bright...

Court clears way for Loughner's return to Missouri

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 8, 2011 file photo provided by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office shows Jared Loughner. A federal appeals court ruled Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, that Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage, can be returned to a Missouri...

Feds announce Calif. pot dispensary crackdown

October 8, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Benjamin Wagner, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, right, said that “California’s marijuana industry supplies the nation” as he discusses the crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries by the state’s...