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US foreclosure filings hit 5-year low in Sept.

Posted 10/11/2012 in National

U.S. foreclosure filings dropped to a five-year low in September as fewer homes were on track to be seized by lenders.

 

Feds: Man at LA airport had weapons, smoke grenade

Posted 10/10/2012 in National

A man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and flame-resistant pants is not cooperating with federal officials working to discover why he was headed to Boston with a suitcase full of weapons, authorities say.

 

Friends: Ala. student's behavior out of character before shooting

Posted 10/9/2012 in National

Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponents on the wrestling mat became buddies, and adults knew him as courteous and kind.

 

Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

Posted 10/9/2012 in National

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison -- effectively a life sentence -- in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

Nobel prize to Briton, Japanese for stem cell work

Posted 10/8/2012 in National

A British researcher and a Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for discovering that ordinary cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells, which then can turn into any kind of tissue -- a discovery that may led to new treatments.

Living room built around NYC Columbus statue a hit

Posted 10/8/2012 in National

Anyone hoping to commune with Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day will be disappointed: He's booked solid. Monday's tickets to the conceptual art installation that surrounds a 13-foot statue of the explorer with a well-appointed living room have all been snapped up.

'Fearless Felix' aims to break sound barrier in free fall

Posted 10/8/2012 in National

Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history.

 

FBI: Strong signs border death was friendly fire

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

Friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting near the Arizona-Mexico line that killed one federal agent and wounded another, the FBI said, noting the investigation was still ongoing in the case that reignited the political debate over border security.

 

 

Phoning home again: 'E.T.' 30 years later

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

How old is too old to sob like a little girl at "E.T. -- the Extra-Terrestrial"? Not 40, apparently.

 

 

Waiting, worrying amid meningitis outbreak

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

Patsy Bivins tossed and turned all night after finding out the steroid shot she received to ease her chronic back pain could instead threaten her life.

 

 

War on 21st-century Jim Crow

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.

 

 

KO'd in Denver

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

Contrary to conventional wisdom that debates are rarely, if ever, game-changers, the first presidential debate was a demolition derby.

 

 

Calif. gas prices hit all-time high

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

It's a record, though just barely. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.6140 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market.

 

 

Police: Cop impersonator demanded free fast food

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

Authorities in Florida say a man flashed a fake gun and badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald's drive-thru.

 

 

Obama, Romney mix humor into campaign

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

Have you heard the one about the kid who thinks President Barack Obama's job is to "approve this message?" Or the time Mitt Romney compared another presidential run to giving birth?

 

 

Ga. Congressman calls evolution lie from 'pit of hell'

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

 

North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said.

 

Israeli jets down drone that entered airspace

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

 

 

Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.

 

Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

 

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