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Isaac brings higher gas prices as Labor Day approaches

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer approaches.

 

Will dispute prevents burial of Sherman Hemsley

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television's George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El Paso funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will.

 

 

AP-GfK poll: Raise taxes to save Social Security

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Most Americans say go ahead and raise taxes if it will save Social Security benefits for future generations. And raise the retirement age, if you have to.

 

Burden on prosecutors to prove sanity

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

If James Holmes pleads not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors wanting to prove that he methodically carried out a deadly Colorado movie theater shooting have a difficult task before them: They must prove he is sane.

Prehistoric bugs found trapped in amber

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Scientists have found three well preserved ancient insects frozen in amber -- and time -- in what is Earth's oldest bug trap.

 

Obama declares disaster areas in Miss., Louisiana

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

President Barack Obama has declared federal emergencies in areas of Louisiana and Mississippi hit hard by Isaac, moving to speed federal aid and recovery efforts to the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast.

 

 

Favre attorneys take aim at racy claims

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Brett Favre shouldn't have to respond to some embarrassing claims about his personal life that two massage therapists are making in a lawsuit, his lawyers say.

 

What to watch for at the GOP convention today

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention today: 1. MITT'S BIG NIGHT: Mitt Romney makes his case to the nation about why he should be elected president -- and why he thinks President Barack Obama should be sent packing. The speech could set the tone of Romney's campaign for the final two months.

Ryan's role: Defending Romney and slamming Obama

Posted 8/30/2012 in National

With a no-nonsense tone, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan embraced his role as Barack Obama's top agitator -- and Mitt Romney's chief defender

Isaac causing flooding across Coast

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

The sun rose over the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to flooded and deserted streets and sporadic power outages.

 

Project aims to improve hospital safety with family engagement

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient's teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients -- those on ventilators -- from developing deadly pneumonia. And if they knew about them, family members could ensure the steps weren't forgotten.

 

Book raises questions about bin Laden's death

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.

In New York City, identifying the dead, and finding closure

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

On a wind-swept island off New York City, the remains of 850,000 people rest in pine boxes in a grid of covered trenches -- but many are not resting in peace.

 

Flight attendant's career landing in Guinness book

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

A flight attendant is landing in the Guinness World Records book after spending 63 years moving about the cabin.

 

Romney nominated; wife Ann convention star speaker

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man America needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.

With choreographed conventions, is something lost?

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

As Chris Christie's moment at the microphone neared, delegates to the Republican National Convention were atwitter at the chance to hear the New Jersey governor speak. After all, who knew what might happen? "He doesn't seem to have a filter," said David Shimkin, a delegate from New York.

Up in smoke: Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests.

Ann Romney, Christie on deck at GOP convention

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Republicans are eager to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy, with GOP National Convention speeches Tuesday by the woman who knows him best and tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But with New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast waiting fearfully to see where a massive storm makes landfall, politics has become an awkward enterprise and no one knows what sort of party the GOP gathering will turn out to be.

Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Rep. Ron Paul's delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over new GOP rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions.

Democrats urge immediate repair of Capitol Dome

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Democrats controlling the Senate pressed Monday for an immediate infusion of money to repair the iconic dome of the U.S. Capitol, which has fallen into disrepair and has at least 1,300 cracks in it.

 

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