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  • Published
    January 19, 2012

    Northwest walloped by wind, snow

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – A winter storm that packed winds of 100 mph and dumped more than a foot of snow in the Pacific Northwest could soon give way to another threat: warmer weather and the potential for flooding. On Wednesday, at least, some residents in Washington state’s capital tried to find a way to enjoy […]

  • Published
    January 19, 2012
    Mitt Romney, Lauryn Penfield

    Romney dodges furor over his 15 percent tax rate

    Another controversy rises when his staff confirms he has money invested in the Cayman Islands.

  • Published
    January 19, 2012

    Search suspended with 21 missing

    Costa Concordia's captain is quoted as saying he tripped and fell off the listing cruise ship.

  • Published
    January 18, 2012

    Canada accuses naval officer of being Russian spy

    Police didn't reveal details about what information was allegedly stolen or to whom it was disclosed. But Canadian television said it was Russia.

  • Published
    January 18, 2012
    Mitt Romney

    Romney jabs Santorum on felon voting

    Santorum, who favors letting freed inmates vote, says ads that attack his stance are misleading.

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  • Published
    January 18, 2012

    Iraq vet charged in homeless killings

    Police say Itzcoatl Ocampo stalked and then repeatedly stabbed four victims. He was caught by witnesses.

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    January 18, 2012

    U.S. obesity epidemic holding at heavy plateau

    CHICAGO – America’s obesity epidemic is proving to be as stubborn as those maddening love handles, and shows no sign of reversing course. More than one-third of adults and almost 17 percent of children were obese in 2009-2010, echoing results since 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. “It’s good that we […]

  • Published
    January 18, 2012

    Syria rejects Arab troop plan

    The country's response shows it is feeling pressure to halt its deadly military crackdown on dissidents.

  • Published
    January 18, 2012

    Wisconsin group delivers truckload of recall election petitions

    MADISON, Wis. – Opponents of Republican Gov. Scott Walker submitted nearly twice as many signatures Tuesday as required to force a recall election, but still face the challenge of transforming public outrage over his moves against unions into actual votes to oust him from office. If Walker is worried, he’s not showing it: As the […]

  • Published
    January 17, 2012

    Nation Dispatches for Jan. 17, 2012

    WASHINGTON Obama cites King’s words, joins in volunteer project President Obama evoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s words about public service Monday as he and his family celebrated the life of the late civil rights leader with a volunteer project. The president, along with his wife, Michelle, and daughter Malia, joined other volunteers at Browne Education […]