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Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

 

Romney: Heart told him he'd win until he saw Fla.

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be.

 

Odds against him, Obama still betting on big deal

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big fiscal deal that would raise taxes and trim billions from expensive and ever growing entitlement programs.

 

The American bumblebee: Disappearing?

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

It's not just honey bees that are in trouble. The fuzzy American bumblebee seems to be disappearing in the Midwest.

 

Army GI says he leaked secrets to spark war debate

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

After almost three years in custody, the Army private accused in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history said he did it because he wanted the public to know how the American military was fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with little regard for human life.

 

 

In death, Facebook photos could fade away forever

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son's account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories -- as she did.

 

 

Speedometer top speed often exceeds reality

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour. In reality, the bulbous subcompact's 106-horsepower engine and automatic transmission can't push it any faster than 109.

 

 

Now a 'simple pilgrim,' Benedict resigns papacy

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

As bells tolled and the clock struck 8, the brass-studded wooden doors swung shut Thursday at this palace in the Italian hills, marking an end to Benedict XVI's papacy and the start of his final journey as a "simple pilgrim."

 

 

Budget cuts, government shutdown; Americans yawn

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

President Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops to warn just what could happen if automatic budget cuts kick in. Americans are reacting with a collective yawn.

 

 

No ruckus about Medicare cuts in sequester

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

Hospitals, doctors and other Medicare providers are on the hook for a 2 percent cut under looming government spending reductions. But they're not raising a ruckus. Why?

 

 

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf to be buried at West Point

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the no-nonsense Desert Storm commander famously nicknamed "Stormin' Norman," will be buried at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

 

 

Van Cliburn, pianist and Cold War hero, dies at 78

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

For a time in Cold War America, Van Cliburn had all the trappings of a rock star: sold-out concerts, adoring, out-of-control fans and a name recognized worldwide. He even got a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

 

Tweets, pics give real-time peek into North Korea

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

"Hello world from comms center in (hash)Pyongyang." That Twitter missive, sent Monday from Koryolink's main service center in downtown Pyongyang using my iPhone, marked a milestone for North Korea: It was believed to be the first tweet sent from a cellphone using the country's new 3G mobile data service.

 

Lawmakers, vet groups panning Pentagon's new medal

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

The military's new medal for cyber warriors should get a demotion, according to veterans groups and lawmakers who say it shouldn't outrank such revered honors as the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

 

 

Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father.

 

Lions, bears removed from gangster's property

Posted 2/28/2013 in National

A man known as Nutzu the Pawnbroker has been indicted for leading a fearsome criminal gang, but the public seems to be more interested in his pets: four lions and two bears.

 

Pope recalls 'joy' of papacy, and difficulties

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday from a massive crowd at his final general audience in St. Peter's Square, recalling moments of "joy and light" during his papacy but also times of difficulty when "it seemed like the Lord was sleeping."

 

Billionaire plans for Titanic II

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

What could possibly go wrong? An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016.

 

Music, movie industry to warn copyright infringers

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

Internet users who illegally share music, movies or TV shows online may soon get warning notices from their service providers that they are violating copyright law. Ignore the notices, and violators could face an Internet slow-down for 48 hours. Those who claim they're innocent can protest -- for a fee.

 

 

Hockey coach gets 15 days in jail for tripping

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

A Vancouver pee-wee hockey coach has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for tripping a player during a postgame handshake.

 

 

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