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    December 30, 2011

    Bill would give coins left at airport checkpoints to USO

    – The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Ever wonder what happens to the loose change that harried travelers leave behind at airport checkpoints? One lawmaker has his sights on the unclaimed money, which added up to $376,480.39 in the 2010 fiscal year. Congress allows the Transportation Security Administration to use the unclaimed money to help fund […]

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    December 30, 2011
    Newt Gingrich

    Republicans trade jabs, woo undecided Iowans

    As Santorum, Gingrich and Perry spar, various polls indicate Romney and Paul are in strong positions.

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    December 30, 2011

    Judge blocks California’s fuel mandate

    A lawsuit challenged the rules, which were adopted as part of a global warming law.

  • Published
    December 29, 2011

    Loopholes in law confuse consumers

    Colonoscopies are among the most troublesome; they're preventative – free – unless polyps are found.

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    December 29, 2011

    Nation/World Dispatches

    HONOLULU Moms who stole toys for kids surrender to police Four unemployed single mothers surrendered to police after they were seen on surveillance footage taking items from a Hawaii toy store before Christmas, Honolulu police said Wednesday. The women, ages 22, 25, 26 and 30, were arrested Tuesday at the Kaneohe police station, near the […]

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    December 28, 2011

    Activists say Syria misleading observers

    They claim the crackdown on dissent continues despite Arab League monitors being present.

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    December 28, 2011

    Slain Indiana girl’s mom moved to trailer park to help father

    Her father was one of 15 convicted sex offenders who lived in the park. A suspect is being held.

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    December 28, 2011

    Nation/World Dispatches

    GRAPEVINE, Texas Christmas Day ‘Santa’ shooter had family, financial problems A 56-year-old suburban Dallas man facing marital and financial problems killed his estranged wife, two teenage children and three other relatives on Christmas Day while dressed as Santa Claus before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Tuesday. A police spokeswoman said Aziz Yazdanpanah, a […]

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    December 28, 2011

    Gingrich fights back, aims at Romney

    During the run-up to next week's Iowa caucuses, the ex-speaker casts his chief rival as a Washington insider.

  • Published
    December 27, 2011

    Missing Indiana girl found dead;baby sitter faces murder charge

    FBI agents helped search for Aliahna Lemmon, 9, who was living in a mobile home park that was home to registered sex offenders.