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Obama assails Romney in bid for women's vote

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Seeking to shore up his support among women voters, President Barack Obama hammered Republican rival Mitt Romney today anew over his backing of Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Senate candidate drawing fire for saying that pregnancies that result from rape are "something God intended."

 

Teenage brothers charged with killing NJ girl, 12

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

A teenage boy lured a 12-year-old girl into his house under the guise of getting parts for her treasured bicycle and then, with his older brother, killed her, police said Tuesday.

 

Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."

 

 

EU sends Microsoft antitrust complaint

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

The European Union's executive arm formally accused Microsoft today of failing to comply with a binding agreement to give customers a choice among Internet browsers.

 

 

6.5 earthquake shakes Costa Rica's coast

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

A powerful earthquake struck Costa Rica's Pacific coast on Tuesday, swaying buildings and sending people running into the streets in the nation's capital of San Jose.

 

Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.

Apple's iPad Mini much pricier than rival tablets

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Apple Inc.'s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling that the company isn't going to get into a mini-tablet price war.

 

First defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year's hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received his punishment Monday, but he will spend more than two years under close supervision.

 

 

Experts convicted for not warning of quake

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

In a verdict that sent shock waves through the scientific community, an Italian court convicted seven experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn residents of the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.

 

Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers can expect to feel the pinch of a big tax increase, regardless of who wins the election.

 

Earlier puberty seen in boys, just like in girls

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.

 

Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.

 

Al-Qaida in Afghanistan is attempting a comeback

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and concede a small but steady toehold to the terrorist group.

 

 

White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran's reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, but there's no agreement now to meet.

 

Teen who helped run drug ring faces sentencing

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

An Ohio teenager considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area is to be sentenced in a juvenile court today.

 

5 things to watch for in the presidential debate

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

 

 

Wis. salon gunman had history of abuse

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A Wisconsin man accused of opening fire at the salon where his wife worked, killing three women and wounding four others, had a history of domestic abuse, with allegations that he had slashed his wife's tires a few weeks earlier, police said.

 

 

10-year-old due in court on manslaughter charge

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

The youngest person to be charged with homicide in Maine in at least 30 years was due to make her first appearance today in District Court.

 

McGovern remembered for '72 failed presidential bid

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way -- and that he had done so.

 

Unions shift political might to state, local races

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle.

 

 

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