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  • Romney dismisses Democrat's remark about polygamy
    Romney_five_ap_img 2012-04-20 22:59:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shrugging off a Democratic governor's remark that a history of polygamy in the Romney family could hurt his chances of being elected. Romney is also pointing out that ...
  • Mommy Wars give way to Doggy Wars in Twitterverse
    Untitled 2012-04-20 20:08:58 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — So let's get all the puns out of the way, shall we? It's the issue with legs — four of them. The doggone thing won't go away. Has the presidential race just gone to the dogs? Or are we simply in those dog days between the primary s...
  • Romney pulls in $12M as GOP super PAC amasses cash
    Untitled 2012-04-20 20:03:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's presidential campaign said it raised $12.6 million in contributions in March, adding to roughly $14 million his Republican Party brought in last month. But the combined figure still puts Romney at a disadvantage wit...
  • Dem senator unsure of vote for Obama or Romney
    Joe_manchin_rtr_slide 2012-04-20 19:45:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he's unsure whether he'll vote for President Barack Obama or likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In a statement Friday, Manchin said he has real differences with both Obama ...
  • Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
    Internet_access_neon_sign 2012-04-20 18:20:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections after early July. The problem started when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take co...
  • Penn State assistant AD no longer works at school
    Ivd2z.aust.42 2012-04-20 17:52:01 UTC
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The Penn State official who briefly took over as athletic director following the sex abuse scandal is no longer working at the school. The Centre Daily Times first reported Mark Sherburne's departure Thursday night and...
  • White House defends Secret Service chief anew
    Untitled 2012-04-20 01:56:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House expressed renewed confidence Thursday in the director of the Secret Service in the midst of a sordid prostitution scandal that has threatened to become a serious political distraction in an election year. A key la...
  • NYC basement searched for boy who vanished in 1979
    Untitled 2012-04-20 01:10:10 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police and the FBI searched a Manhattan basement Thursday for the remains of a 6-year-old boy whose 1979 disappearance on his way to school helped launch a missing children's movement that put kids' faces on milk cartons. Etan P...
  • Trouble in threes: Scandals hamper Obama's message
    844912 2012-04-20 00:29:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It isn't Mitt Romney who's giving Barack Obama fits as the president pivots to re-election mode. It's those federal bureaucrats carousing in Las Vegas, the Secret Service consorting with Colombian prostitutes and U.S. soldiers po...
  • Clooney to hold high-end Obama fundraiser
    111219_clooney_obama_ap_328 2012-04-19 22:41:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Cooney has a starring role in a new Obama campaign sweepstakes. The actor is holding a high-end fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his Los Angeles home next month and the president's re-election campaign is offeri...
  • Analysis: A Romney pick for top U.S. court? Frontrunners emerge
    Untitled 2012-04-19 19:02:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the names of people he might appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court are starting to roll off the tongues of conservative activists, lawyers and former Repu...
  • Republican business tax cut seen passing U.S. House
    Untitled 2012-04-19 18:58:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a tax break for small businesses, giving voters a stark alternative to President Barack Obama's politically popular "Buffett Rule" surtax on the wealthy...
  • Travelers smashes estimates, insurance rates rising
    Untitled 2012-04-19 18:18:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of healthcare reform in the current election year, a study released on Thursday shows that one in four working-age Americans went without insurance at some point in 2011, often as a...
  • Panetta apologizes for photos of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
    6a00d8341c630a53ef0168ea4d6f64970c-800wi 2012-04-18 18:36:16 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized on Wednesday for photographs that appeared in an American newspaper of U.S. soldiers posing with the maimed bodies of dead Afghan insurgents. "I know war is ugly ... I know you...
  • U.S. says Syria at turning point, stresses pressure
    Addbd_120321055152-hillary-clinton-afghan-foreign-minister-march-21-story-top 2012-04-18 18:23:12 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Syria is at a turning point where the violence must stop or the United States will find ways to increase pressure on the Damascus government, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday. Clinton gave no deta...
  • Top U.S. colleges to offer free classes online
    2012-04-18t145925z_1_cbre83h15n400_rtroptp_2_usreport-us-usa-college-online 2012-04-18 16:54:35 UTC
    (Reuters) - Five prestigious U.S. universities will create free online courses for students worldwide through a new, interactive education platform dubbed Coursera, the founders announced Wednesday. The two founders, both professors of computer...
  • Lockheed braces for cuts in space programs
    101027_lockheed_martin_ap_328 2012-04-18 01:51:27 UTC
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is unlikely to kill major military satellite programs even if it is forced to double $487 billion in spending cuts already planned for the next decade, but cuts and delays are a su...
  • U.S. agents, military took up to 21 women to Colombia hotel
    Untitled 2012-04-18 01:19:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service agents and military personnel took as many as 21 women back to their hotel in Colombia in an incident last week involving alleged misconduct with prostitutes, a Republican senator said on Tuesday. "The...
  • U.S. marks second victory over British in War of 1812
    9967627-large 2012-04-17 23:28:15 UTC
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A parade of naval vessels and square-rigged sailing ships made their way on Tuesday up the Mississippi River to New Orleans under threatening skies, kicking off a national bicentennial commemoration of U.S. victory in the W...
  • U.S. looking at "all options" on North Korea as nuclear test looms
    R 2012-04-17 07:59:52 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States is looking at "all options" as it seeks to discourage North Korea from conducting a third nuclear test, a senior U.S. military officer said on Tuesday, days after a failed long-range rocket launch by the North t...
  • Fed tries to steer clear of controversial bond buys
    Untitled 2012-04-17 05:14:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is independent but it does not exist in a vacuum, as waning appetite at the central bank for contentious bond purchases suggests. Minutes from the Fed's March meeting released this month showed su...
  • Virginia Tech holds classes on five-year shooting anniversary
    Untitled 2012-04-17 03:21:41 UTC
    BLACKSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - Five years after a mentally ill student gunned down 32 people at Virginia Tech, the university held classes on Monday for the first time on the anniversary of the country's deadliest mass shooting and 10,000 mourne...
  • Trayvon Martin's killer showed signs of injury: neighbors
    Untitled 2012-04-17 00:39:27 UTC
    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Neighbors of George Zimmerman say he had bandages on his nose and head the day after he shot dead Trayvon Martin, supporting statements by the neighborhood watch volunteer that he was beaten in a confrontation with the...
  • U.S. regulators approve Cheniere LNG export plant
    Show-of-hands 2012-04-17 00:34:05 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Monday approved the country's first liquefied natural gas export plant in nearly 50 years, which will open up cheap and abundant American supplies to importers across the globe. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commi...
  • Despite Obama charm, Americas summit boosts U.S. isolation
    2012-04-16t160150z_1_cbre83f18j400_rtroptp_3_oukwd-uk-americas-summit-obama 2012-04-17 00:26:49 UTC
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sat patiently through diatribes, interruptions and even the occasional eye-ball roll at the weekend Summit of the Americas in an effort to win over Latin American leaders fed up with U.S. poli...