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NTSB: Pilot said he picked up ice before NJ crash

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Ralph Hicks, investigator in charge with the National Transportation Safety Board, walks away after a news conference about the developments in the collection of debris of a plane that crashed on the highway, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Morris Township, N.J. The high-performance Socata TBM-700 turboprop spun out of control and crashed, killing all five...

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EPA tells nation’s dirty power plants to clean up

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This July 27, 2010 file photo shows one of the stacks at the Four Corners Power Plant, operated by Arizona Public Service on tribal land near Fruitland, N.M. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated to release rules aimed at reducing...

Economy ends tough 2011 on a surprising upswing

December 22, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, store manager Joseph Sublett changes gasoline prices to reflect a three-cent drop at a Little Rock, Ark., Conoco-Phillips station. The U.S. economy is ending 2011 on a roll. Growth in the fourth quarter likely...

Reid to Boehner: OK compromise payroll tax cut now

December 21, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks of the floor of the House chamber on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Washington. The House rejected legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, drawing a swift rebuke from President Barack...

Defense in WikiLeaks case begins giving its side

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this courtroom sketch, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, his attorney David Coombs, standing left, Prosecution attorney Ashden Fein, center, and Inspecting Officer Paul Almanza, upper right, and witness Adrian Lamo, right, appear in a courtroom in Fort...

Iraq PM tells Kurds to hand over Sunni VP

December 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, Iraq’s vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Shiite-led government issued an arrest warrant Monday Dec. 19, 2011, for Vice President Tariq...

Romney says Gingrich can’t take campaign heat

December 21, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reads from a tele-prompter as he makes a campaign speech in Bedford, N.H. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney says if Newt Gingrich...

Loss, fear, threats drive North Korea’s mass grief

December 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean military personnel cry as they visit the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to pay their respects to their leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North...

Interstates reopening after Great Plains snowstorm

December 21, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments Off

A Potter County road grader works to clear parts of Indian Hills Road Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region....

NM woman gives birth in truck during snowstorm

December 21, 2011 • News, State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman gave birth in the front seat of a truck as it sped down an icy highway in a snowstorm. Elizabeth LeFevre gave birth to the 6-pound, 11-ounce girl early Tuesday on Old Las Vegas Highway between Canoncito and Santa Fe,...