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Romney rolls into South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Mitt Romney swept into South Carolina on Wednesday in pursuit of a confirming victory in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, buoyed by a second straight electoral triumph, bulging campaign coffers and warm words from the state's pre-eminent practitioner of tea party politics.

January 11, 2012 | | Nation

Obama: Reward businesses that invest in US


January 11, 2012 | | Nation

Women, pet kangaroo moving over spat

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) - A woman who keeps a partially paralyzed kangaroo as a therapy pet said Wednesday that she is moving to another city over a spat with local officials, even though they insist they haven't told her to go or threatened to seize the animal.

January 11, 2012 | | Nation

Romney savors NH win, hits Obama right away, calls GOP foes ‘desperate’

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, savoring a convincing primary win in New Hampshire, declared a "historic" victory to his supporters Tuesday and immediately turned his sights on the man he would replace, President Barack Obama.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation

Man accused of starting fake college from prison

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A lifelong con man accused of starting a fake university and churning out fake diplomas - while in prison in Wisconsin - appeared in court Tuesday to face a fraud charge, years after the complex scheme was uncovered.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation

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MISSOURI TEEN PLEADS GUILTY TO KILLING 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alyssa Bustamante looked down, her long brown hair covering her teenage eyes, as a judge read the charges against her: murder and armed criminal action, for knowingly strangling, cutting and stabbing her 9-year-old neighbor.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation

Barbour pardons nearly 200, including more than two dozen convicted killers

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - In his final days as Mississippi governor, Republican Haley Barbour gave pardons or early release to nearly 200 people, including more than two dozen whose crimes were listed as murder, manslaughter or homicide.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation

Young adults down 9 drinks when they binge

ATLANTA (AP) - College-age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk, government health officials said Tuesday. That surprising statistic is part of a new report highlighting the dangers of binge drinking, which usually means four to five drinks at a time.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation

TSA defends confiscation of Mass. woman’s cupcake

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) - The federal Transportation Security Administration is defending its decision to confiscate a frosted cupcake from a Massachusetts woman flying from Las Vegas.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation

State revenue rises, but not enough to offset cuts more cuts to services

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - College students clash with administrators over steeply rising tuition. Public employees shut down statehouses amid cuts to pay and retirement benefits. Teachers and social welfare advocates protest budget cuts. Lawmakers struggle to cope with sharp declines in tax revenue.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation

Civil War museums changing as view on war changes as well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inside Louisiana's Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation

Obama’s chief of staff resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama announced unexpectedly on Monday that chief of staff William Daley was quitting and heading home, capping a short and rocky tenure that had been expected to last until Election Day in November.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation

Firing remarks burn Romney on eve of primary

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stumbled down the homestretch of the New Hampshire primary on Monday, declaring, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me" as his rivals intensified already fierce criticism.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation

New chief of staff low-key, long-time insider

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jack Lew is the model Washington insider - a savvy and cool policy technocrat with roots in Congress and a long and impressive administration resume. He is as low key as Rahm Emanuel, one of his predecessors as White House chief of staff, was high octane.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation

Closing of 259 USDA offices raises safety concerns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Monday it will close nearly 260 offices nationwide, a move that won praise for cutting costs but raised concerns about the possible effect on food safety.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation

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S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Conservative activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely ...

January 22, 2018 | | Nation

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