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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."

 

 

Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court's liberals in an unlikely lineup that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters boss' remains do turn up, they're not in her backyard.

Burnt money, campus ban: Tidbits on Colo. shooter

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting case mailed "burnt currency," along with a notebook, to his psychiatrist before the attack. He threatened a professor and was banned from a university campus before withdrawing from its neuroscience graduate program. His defense team has added a psychiatrist.

 

Iranian news picks up Onion article as fact

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation. An Iranian news agency picked up -- as fact -- a story from the paper about a supposed survey showing an overwhelming majority of rural white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Barack Obama.

 

 

Postal Service to default on second $5B

Posted 9/28/2012 in National

The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can't afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having squeezed out all the cost savings within its power, the mail agency's viability now lies almost entirely with Congress.

 

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.

 

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