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  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 4:46 A.M.

    McGovern an unwavering, often unrequited, liberal

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 2:32 A.M.

    Calif. family shot; body found in hunt for gunman

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Police found a body in the Southern California bungalow belonging to a gunman who is accused of breaking into a neighbor’s home and shooting five family …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 1:55 A.M.

    Pope names 7 new saints, seeks to revive faith

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some 80,000 pilgrims in flowered lei, feathered headdresses and other traditional garb flooded St. Peter’s Square on Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI added seven more saints …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 10:27 P.M.

    Calif. family shot; body found in hunt for gunman

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Police found a body late Saturday in a backyard bungalow belonging to a masked gunman who is accused of setting the residence on fire before killing …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 9:21 P.M.

    Police keep mum on arrest in killing of Ore. woman

    GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a 21-year-old woman’s body on a remote, forested mountain gave a terrible answer to the family, friends and church members who worked so …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 9:20 P.M.

    Pregnant NYC woman found slain day before wedding

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was eight months pregnant was found stabbed to death Saturday in her apartment, the day before her wedding, police said. Vindalee Smith, 38, …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 8:21 P.M.

    2 off-duty Fla. officers fatally shoot naked woman

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two off-duty Florida law-enforcement officers fatally shot an armed, naked woman who confronted them at a social gathering Saturday, authorities said. The shooting occurred at about …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 4:57 P.M.

    White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran’s reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 2:37 P.M.

    Suit: Doctors mistakenly declared Chicago boy dead

    CHICAGO (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, alleging that doctors pronounced their son dead, keeping …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 1:02 P.M.

    Thefts of cell phones rise rapidly nationwide

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns. …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 12:49 P.M.

    Dad, 4-year-old killed in Calif. shooting; 3 hurt

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Saturday for a masked gunman who set fire to his backyard bungalow before shooting five members of a Southern California family, killing …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 10:22 A.M.

    California freeway closed for ‘Hangover 3’ filming

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers are being warned to avoid sections of a Southern California freeway that will be shut down this weekend for filming of the third installment of …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 2:41 A.M.

    Scout abuse files release sparks public interest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A website with files showing the Boy Scouts of America’s cover-up of decades of sexual abuse is generating interest from people wanting to know who the …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 1:39 A.M.

    1 dead, 6 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

    WILLOW BEACH, Ariz. (AP) — The bus was on a routine tour of the Grand Canyon, taking tourists from the lights and glamour of Las Vegas to the beauty of …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 1 A.M.

    Questions for Medicare in meningitis outbreak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is coming under scrutiny in the meningitis outbreak that has rekindled doubts about the safety of the nation’s drug supply. The giant health insurance program for …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 12:54 A.M.

    1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

    WILLOW BEACH, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus careened off the road and crashed in northwest Arizona late Friday, killing the driver and leaving at least four passengers with serious …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 11:56 P.M.

    Missing Ore. woman’s body found, man arrested

    GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Searchers found the body of a young Oregon woman who vanished this week on her way to work and a neighbor has been arrested, Gresham police …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 10:54 P.M.

    1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

    KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus careened off the road and crashed in northwest Arizona late Friday, killing the driver and leaving at least four passengers with serious injuries, …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 10:23 P.M.

    Bangladesh probing background of NY terror suspect

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say they are investigating whether a Bangladeshi man charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York had connections with radical …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 5:25 P.M.

    Tribal court disputed in Grand Canyon bridge fight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The jurisdiction of a Native American tribal court was challenged Friday by the developer of a popular glass bridge over the Grand Canyon who has been …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 4:28 P.M.

    Scout abuse files release sparks public interest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The online release of files showing the Boy Scouts of America’s cover-up of decades of sexual abuse has created interest among Americans who want to know …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 3:52 P.M.

    Illinois Amtrak train hits 111 mph in test run

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — For the first time on a key Midwestern route between Chicago and St. Louis, an Amtrak passenger train topped 110 mph Friday, ripping through fog-shrouded farm …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 3:06 P.M.

    Sandusky accuser tells of abuse ordeal in new book

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A young man whose sexual-abuse claims triggered the investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says in his new book Sandusky’s wife once …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 1:18 P.M.

    Police say missing Oregon woman’s cellphone found

    GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Police say children playing outside an apartment complex have found the cellphone of an Oregon woman who vanished three days ago under suspicious circumstances. The cellphone …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:11 P.M.

    Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake marry in Italy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot at a seaside resort in southern Italy. The Borgo Egnazia resort declined to comment Friday about the superstar …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 11:47 A.M.

    Victim who got Sandusky case going recalls ordeal

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For nearly a year, the young man whose claims of abuse triggered the molestation investigation into Jerry Sandusky was known publicly as “Victim 1.” On Friday, …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 10:52 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Questions for Medicare in outbreak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is coming under scrutiny in the meningitis outbreak that has rekindled doubts about the safety of the nation’s drug supply. The giant health insurance program for …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 10:51 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Tenn.’s meningitis has likely peaked

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak appears to be declining in the state where it was …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 9:46 A.M.

    44 TSA workers at Newark face firing or suspension

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration on Friday moved to fire 25 employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and suspend 19 others for what it said was improper …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 9:04 A.M.

    Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who claims his girlfriend had a “physical relationship” with retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was in custody Friday, accused of trying to extort …


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