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This year's flu vaccine guards against new strains

Posted 9/28/2012 in National

Time to get your flu vaccine -- and a surprising new report shows babies and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than the rest of us.

 

Police: Minn. office shooter among 'several' dead

Posted 9/28/2012 in National

The shooter who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign company Thursday was among "several" people found dead inside the building, according to police officials who won't specify how many people were killed.

 

 

NFL refs back on job

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

The NFL's regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn't have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans.

 

 

'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at 84

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

or the older -- OK, squarer -- side of the generation gap, Andy Williams was part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s, with easy-listening hits like "Moon River," the "Love Story" theme and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from his beloved Christmas TV specials.

 

 

Army 'stand down' focuses day on suicide training

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

Army soldiers have been ordered to put aside their usual duties and spend Thursday on suicide prevention training.

 

 

Bizarre case may lead to custom cancer care

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.

 

 

Police chief resigns, NM force has gone to the dog

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police force -- a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka.

 

 

Dear Papa: Letters to Hemingway get crucial repair

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The paper conservator's scalpel picked at the red and black specks, flicking away the fly droppings that had stained Ingrid Bergman's letter to Ernest Hemingway. "I shall remember people like you and forget the rest of the world," the actress wrote to her author friend from Rome in 1950.

 

 

Poll: Most see health law being implemented

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

They may not like it, but they don't see it going away. About 7 in 10 Americans think President Barack Obama's health care law will go fully into effect with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

 

41-pound cat named Skinny up for adoption in Texas

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

Don't be fooled by the name: Skinny the cat is one hefty feline. And all 41 pounds of her needs a home.

AP: Party seems over for Somali pirates

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The empty whiskey bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs littering this once-bustling shoreline are signs the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone and the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates while away their hours playing cards or catching lobsters.

 

Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

 

 

Anti-Muslim filmmaker's probation case creeps on

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the case.

 

Investigator: Woman died from buttocks implant

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

A Georgia woman had little chance of surviving an illegal cosmetic procedure in Mississippi because the silicone-like substance that was injected in her buttocks caused the blood clots in her lungs that killed her, an investigator testified Monday.

 

Appeals court tosses out landmark Katrina ruling

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

A federal appeals court reversed itself Monday and threw out a judge's landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood damage that property owners blame on the corps' maintenance of a New Orleans shipping channel.

 

 

Miss. convicted killer captured in Georgia

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

A convicted killer, who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman over the weekend, has been captured in Georgia.

 

 

Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

Seniors enrolled in seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will be hit with double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

 

Romney gives Dem support for tax deductions claim

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Mitt Romney has given Democrats plenty of support for their claim he manipulated his deductions to keep his overall 2011 federal income tax rate above a certain threshold for political purposes.

 

Campaign is in high gear, but White House is quiet

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

 

 

Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail.

 

 

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