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Obama vows US will stay world's top military power

Posted 1/5/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed Thursday the United States will remain the world's pre-eminent military power even as the Pentagon scales back spending, shrinks the Army and Marine Corps and pulls back from Europe.

 

 

Euthanasia to control shelter population unpopular

Posted 1/5/2012 in National

LOS ANGELES -- Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.

 

 

Eurozone faces tough hurdles early in 2012

Posted 12/30/2011 in National

FRANKFURT, Germany -- After a turbulent 2011, the 17 countries that use the euro will be quickly confronted in the new year with major hurdles to solving their government debt crisis, just as the eurozone economy is expected to sink back into recession.

 

 

North Korea vows no softening under its new leader

Posted 12/30/2011 in National

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea warned the world Friday there would be no softening of its position toward South Korea's government after Kim Jong Il's death as Pyongyang strengthened his son and heir's authority with a new title: Great Leader.

 

 

BP money buys sports towels, Christmas lights, jingles

Posted 12/30/2011 in National

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- Sports towels and fleece blankets. A poker tournament. A $1 million Christmas display. A prom for senior citizens. BP gas card giveaways. A "most deserving mom" contest. And advertising, lots of advertising.

 

 

Two dead, 61 hurt in 40-vehicle New Orleans pileup

Posted 12/30/2011 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- Two men died and 61 other people were injured Thursday in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said.

 

 

North Koreans salute, cry for late leader Kim Jong Il

Posted 12/28/2011 in National

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea's next leader escorted his father's hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day Wednesday, bowing and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens who wailed and stamped their feet in grief for Kim Jong Il.

 

 

AP survey: Economy to pick up but still vulnerable

Posted 12/27/2011 in National

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 -- if it isn't knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.

 

 

Attorney: Suspect in soldier shooting was attacked

Posted 12/27/2011 in National

LOS ANGELES -- An attorney says the man jailed in the critical wounding of an Afghanistan war veteran at a California homecoming party was being attacked and was on the ground when the shooting took place.

 

 

Alabama woman to discontinue tornado Facebook site

Posted 12/27/2011 in National

ATLANTA -- In the weeks and months after tornadoes tore through homes across the South, pictures and documents rained on yards hundreds of miles away.

 

 

Civil War's 150th stirs a trove of memories

Posted 12/27/2011 in National

RICHMOND, Va. -- A diary with a lifesaving bullet hole from Gettysburg. An intricate valentine crafted by a Confederate soldier for the wife he would never see again. A slave's desperate escape to freedom.

 

 

Barbour to return to lobbying firm

Posted 12/22/2011 in National

JACKSON -- When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he'll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991

 

 

BP: Rig partner liable for own punitive damages

Posted 12/22/2011 in National

BP wants to shield itself from having to compensate Halliburton for punitive damages, fines and penalties the cement contractor may face for its role in the deadly 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

Autism-friendly Santas a hit at malls, parties

Posted 12/21/2011 in National

HARTFORD, Connecticut -- Visiting a shopping mall to share Christmas wishes with Santa had always been too much for 10-year-old Ben Borre, due to the autism that makes the noise, lights and crowds an unbearable torment.

 

 

New FAA rules to help end flying while sleepy

Posted 12/21/2011 in National

WASHINGTON -- The government told passenger airlines Wednesday they'll have to do more to ensure pilots aren't too tired to fly, nearly three years after the deadly western New York crash of a regional airliner flown by two exhausted pilots.

 

 

Texas drought takes cow numbers down by 600,000, despite higher beef demand

Posted 12/16/2011 in National

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The worst drought in Texas' history has led to the largest-ever one-year decline in the leading cattle-state's cow herd, raising the likelihood of increased beef prices as the number of animals decline and demand remains strong.

 

 

Poll: More than half say Obama should lose

Posted 12/16/2011 in National

WASHINGTON -- Entering 2012, President Barack Obama's re-election prospects are essentially a 50-50 proposition, with a majority saying the president deserves to be voted out of office despite concerns about the Republican alternatives, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

 

 

BP settles with maker of failed blowout preventer

Posted 12/16/2011 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- Cameron International, the maker of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to pay $250 million to BP in a legal settlement, BP said Friday.

 

 

Anonymous donors pay strangers' layaway accounts

Posted 12/16/2011 in National

OMAHA, Neb. -- The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children.

 

 

Bayer: Threshold met for $750 million rice deal

Posted 12/16/2011 in National

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rice growers met a threshold to move forward with a $750 million settlement over genetically modified rice, the company blamed for the problem said Thursday.

 

 

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