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Northern lights take unusual trip down south

October 26, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by Brian Emfinger, aurora borealis lights up the Ozark, Ark. sky on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Emfinger, a storm chaser, said this is only the second northern lights in a decade that he has seen this far south. (AP Photo/realclearwx.com, Brian Emfinger) MANDATORY CREDIT WASHINGTON (AP) — A baffling solar storm [&hellip...

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Maine cops seek clues after body found in storage

October 26, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated obituary photo provided by the Sun Journal, Frank Julian smiles in a photo. Julian was the former boyfriend of Kitty Wardwell, who went missing at age 29 in 1983. State authorities are planning an autopsy on human remains found in a Lewiston,...

Phone foulup leaves Cards on World Series brink

October 26, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A telephone hangs on the wall inside the St. Louis Cardinals’ dugout Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. After Cardinals manager Tony La Russa wasn’t able to properly communicate with his bullpen during Game 5 of...

Police seek ID of body found in Maine storage unit

October 25, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Moore Self Storage is shown Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Lewiston, Maine. State authorities are planning an autopsy on human remains found in a unit at the storage facility last week that may be those of a Holden, Maine, woman who vanished in 1983. (AP Photo/Sun...

Judge blocks Fla.’s new welfare drug testing law

October 25, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this Saturday, Sept 24, 2011, photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers his keynote address at a Florida Republican Party Presidency 5 Convention in Orlando, Fla. A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s new law that requires welfare applicants to...

Price matters for holiday 2011 season

October 25, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, a store associate helps a customer at the Sears retail store in Burbank, Calif. A week before Halloween and two full months before Christmas, stores are desperately trying to outdo each other in hopes of drawing...

Defense of Jackson case opens with doctor, police

October 25, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Dr. Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in...

Birmingham says farewell to Fred Shuttlesworth

October 25, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

People arrive for the final memorial service for the late Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth at Faith Chapel in Brimingham, Ala., Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News,Tamika Moore) MAGS OUT, NO SALES BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As he fought discrimination...

Tebow’s moxie takes over late in game

October 25, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow celebrates with Eddie Royal and Orlando Franklin (74) after his fourth-quarter, 2-point conversion during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Miami. The Broncos won 18-15 in...

Divide over when to use in-depth cholesterol tests

October 25, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Denny Fongheiser and his girlfriend Kim Adamis power-walk in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. More doctors are going beyond standard cholesterol counts, using another test to take a closer look at the bad fats, a count of...