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Senate Dems want tax cuts for businesses that hire

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 17, 2012 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new equipment this year. With neither party eager to let the other [&hellip...

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Obama team targets Mitt Romney's private finances

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a campaign stop at Central High School, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Grand Junction, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama election campaign has a...

OAS chief says Paraguay should not be suspended

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Paraguay’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Bernardino Hugo Saguier listens during a special session about the political crisis in Paraguay, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, OAS headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)...

PSU report on sex-abuse scandal due out Thursday

July 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 7, 2007, file photo, Penn State University president Graham Spanier speaks during a news conference at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier told investigators...

Obama seeks to shift election toward tax debate

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama lays out his plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class, during an announcement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing sagging jobs numbers,...

Romney bests Obama donations with help of rich few

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Washington. When Romney broke fundraising records by bringing in more than $106 million last month, his campaign praised small-dollar donors it said made...

Ethics Committee appoints panel in Berkley case

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev. speaks during a jobs rally in North Las Vegas, Nev. The House Ethics Committee announced Monday, July 9, 2012 that it had appointed a panel to investigate whether Berkley used her...

Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This May 13, 2012, family photo provided by Nathan Ochs shows his wife, Constance Van Kley, Nathan Ochs and their sons Rudy, left, and Abraham during a visit to Little Devils Tower near Custer, S.D. If hotshot firefighter Nathan Ochs is hurt on the job,...

Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Rickie Lee Fowler, right, talks with his attorney Michael Belter during his trial on Monday, July 9, 2012, at the San Bernardino Superior Court House in San Bernardino, Calif. Fowler is accused of setting the Old Fire in 2003 and has pleaded not guilty to...

Temperatures across US cool slightly but still hot

July 9, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Auset Donadalle, 4, sprays herself with mist to keep cool during a Durham Parks and Recreation-sponsored Rock the Park concert, Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Old Farm Road Park in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen) MANDATORY CREDIT NEW...