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Rare meningitis outbreak grows; 4 dead, 22 sick

Posted 10/4/2012 in National

An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis is likely to grow after sickening 26 people in five states, including four who died, health officials warned.

 

First debate sets up moment of high-risk theater

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday night for a nationally televised debate that will give millions of Americans a chance to size up two fierce competitors in a moment of high-risk theater.

 

Photo ID rule for Election Day in Pa. is blocked

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

A judge has ruled that Pennsylvania voters won't have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a move that could help President Barack Obama in a presidential battleground state.

 

Wisconsin anchor: Viewer criticizing weight is a bully

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

Jennifer Livingston has always rebuffed personal attacks, so when the Wisconsin television anchorwoman got an email from a viewer criticizing her weight, she thought nothing of it.

 

House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

Leaders of a House committee said Tuesday that U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were turned down by officials in Washington.

 

 

Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes.

 

 

White House widening covert war in North Africa

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.

 

Rare century-old $5 Alaska bill to be auctioned

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV's wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska. Now, to the surprise of the grandson of a turn-of-a-century vice president, it's also become a likely treasure trove.

 

Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes.

 

 

Agent: Abduction of sisters planned for a year

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

A Mississippi man's infatuation with a 12-year-old Tennessee girl led him to plot her abduction for a year and kill her mother and sister, according to testimony in court Monday.

 

Meredith distances himself from moment in history

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights." It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from -- well, rights.

 

Breast Cancer: Early detection key to survival

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Get ready to see a lot of pink in the upcoming weeks as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off in the Golden Triangle and around the country.

 

Newspaper: Sniper felt like 'worst piece of scum'

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "the worst piece of scum."

Iran bans Gmail

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

 

Man sentenced to 514 years for botched, deadly holdup

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

A 32-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to 514 years in prison for a botched and bloody holdup in 2007.

 

 

Medicare to fine hospitals for readmitted patients

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there's more to it than good customer service.

 

 

Bacon shortage 'baloney,' but prices to rise

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Bacon lovers can relax. They'll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit.

 

 

Obama, Romney hunker down for debate prep

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday's presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the trajectory of the White House race.

 

 

Obama blocks Chinese purchase of U.S. wind farms

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

Citing national security risks, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from owning four wind farm projects in northern Oregon near a Navy base where the U.S. military flies unmanned drones and electronic-warfare planes on training missions.

 

 

Officials explain Libya attack intelligence

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration's understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is "evolving."

 

 

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