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Santorum fights back against critics with barbs

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks on the USS Yorktown, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Searching for traction, Rick Santorum is on the attack these days — against everyone, it seems. On Tuesday alone, the Republican presidential candidate branded...

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More accustomed to rain, Seattle braces for snow

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

An Oregon Department of Transportation employee checks on a crash victim in Beaverton, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of Oregon through Wednesday for heavy snow.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) SEATTLE...

Coast Guard to Italian captain: Go back aboard!

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

RETRANSMISSION TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE CROP OF GRO801 – Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that run aground the tiny Island of Giglio last Friday, leaves the Grosseto court, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Prosecutors have...

DA: Homeless killings suspect stalked victims

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Stuffed animals, messages, candles and more make up at a spontaneous memorial to John Berry, on the spot where the homeless veteran was murdered behind a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, a former...

Concordia disaster could cost industry millions

January 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday evening. Italian naval divers on Tuesday exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship that grounded near a...

Rivals assail Romney in South Carolina debate

January 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; pose for a photo at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in...

Fuel transfer begins at iced-in Alaska town

January 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In a photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter lands their aircraft on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy just off the coast of Nome Jan. 15, 2012. The Dolphin was transporting local, state and federal...

Huntsman departs race, impact in SC unclear

January 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

GOP Presidential canidate Jon Huntsman waves goodbye to the media after announcing he is withdrawing from the race and backing Mitt Romeny, in a press conference, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/The...

Obamas mark King’s birthday with volunteer outing

January 17, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama hangs a bookshelf while participating in a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Browne Education Campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Williams, Spencer, Plummer earn acting Globes

January 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Missi Pyle arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer won acting honors at a Golden Globes show...