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Sheriff launches new effort to ID Gacy victims

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department shows victims remains of serial killer John Wayne Gacy being exhumed by authorities. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department last spring secretly exhumed the bones of the 8 victims who were never identified in the hopes that scientific tests that were not around between 1972 and...

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Friend: Ambassador plot suspect had lots of cash

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

There was little activity Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at a home once owned by Mansour Arbabsiar on West Manor Drive in Corpus Christi. Nueces County records show that he and his wife bought the home in 1994. A notice of foreclosure sale showed the same property...

8 killed in Southern California salon shooting

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

A police officer talks to onlookers near the site where six people were killed and three were wounded in a shooting at a hair salon in Seal Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The six deaths were confirmed and the other three victims were taken to a...

BlackBerry outages spread to North America

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Research in Motion’s (RIM) United Kingdom managing director, Stephen Bates, speaks to media outside the headquarters of RIM who invented the BlackBerry in Slough, England, Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011. Sporadic outages of BlackBerry messaging and email...

NY man: Benefactor asked he help find missing baby

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Kansas City Fire Department rescue squad members prepare to look into a cistern behind a vacant house in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Authorities pumped water from the cistern into holding tanks the nearby truck. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) KANSAS...

Congress passes 3 free trade agreements

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee markup session of the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea free trade agreements on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress...

Wall Street protests draw overseas attention

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Police arrest marchers from Zuccotti Park’s Occupy Wall Street, during a protest near One Chase Manhattan Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 in New York. The protest is now in its fourth week. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) — The Occupy Wall...

2nd woman dies following NYC river chopper crash

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct 2, 2011 file photo provided by the Nicholson family, from left, Paul Nicholson, his step-daughter Sonia Marra, her mother Harriet Nicholson and Marra’s lifetime partner, Helen Tamaki, pose for a photo near the River Cafe in the...

Debt-crippled Pa. capital files for bankruptcy

October 13, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This March 16, 2010 photo, shows Harrisburg Pennsylvania Mayor Linda Thompson in her office in downtown Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania’s financially distressed capital city is seeking Chapter 9 bankruptcy Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, citing...

Romney on middle ground: I can work with Democrats

October 12, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, speaks to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, as businessman Herman Cain, center, listens during a Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Tuesday night,...