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It's Paul Ryan: Romney picks Wis. Rep. for No. 2

Posted 8/11/2012 in National

Republican Mitt Romney anointed Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, an ardent conservative and devoted budget cutter, as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, and the two men immediately embarked on a tour of campaign battleground states, vowing to defeat President Barack Obama and repair the long-ailing U.S. economy.

Democrats seize upon Romney's choice of Ryan

Posted 8/11/2012 in National

Democrats pounced on Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, saying the pick showed a commitment to "budget-busting tax cuts" for the wealthy and greater burdens on the middle class and seniors.

Higher gas prices expected after refinery fire

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

Analysts expect West Coast gas prices to rise beyond $4 a gallon after a fire knocked out a key section of one of the nation's largest oil refineries.

 

Mourners to honor Sikh temple victims

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their final respects Friday to six worshippers gunned down by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee over the weekend.

 

 

Lawyers: Colo. suspect is mentally ill

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

ttorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness.

 

 

Three US troops killed by man in Afghan army uniform

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American service members this morning in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week. The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.

 

 

Nuns consider response to Vatican censure

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform.

 

Columbus native turns in Eagle Scout medal in protest over policy on gays

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

Columbus native Austin Smith received his Eagle Scout medal in 1973 at the age of 16. The award capped off a longtime commitment to the Boy Scouts and fulfilled a dream of his family.

Obama's welfare waiver: Gutting rules or tweaking?

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of "welfare queens" to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals.

 

July was hottest ever in history books

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

 

 

Korean War vets to be honored in national ceremony Friday

Posted 7/26/2012 in National

On Friday, veterans of the Korean War will be honored in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Korean War Commemoration Committee and Department of Defense. The "Heroes Remembered" event marks the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.

 

12 dead in Colorado theater shooting

Posted 7/20/2012 in National

A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.

Many voters may be deterred by tough ID laws

Posted 7/9/2012 in National

As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, which first adopted the most stringent standards, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election.

 

Court upholds health care

Posted 6/28/2012 in National

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

 

 

House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

Posted 6/27/2012 in National

The House on Tuesday turned back an attempt by a tea party-backed GOP conservative to slash taxpayer subsidies for air service to isolated smaller cities and towns that can cost hundreds of dollars a ticket.

 

Widening sex scandal rocks Texas Air Force base

Posted 6/26/2012 in National

From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn Palmer delivered his first order to nearly 600 recruits seated in the pews: If you're sexually harassed or assaulted, tell someone.

 

Rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches Florida

Posted 6/25/2012 in National

 

Wallenda exuberant after wire walk across Niagara Falls

Posted 6/16/2012 in National

The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt, never before attempted. Other daredevils have wire-walked over the Niagara River but farther downstream and not since 1896.

 

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