Looming American Spring?

Courtesey Savannah Spring, Occupy Wall Street

Time Magazine recently announced its person of the year: The Protesters. It’s a fitting tribute considering how pockets of protesters sprung like wild mushrooms around the world this year. And it seems we have not seen the last of them. Deadly clashes continue in places like Cairo, the West Bank, and recently Russian residents have [...]

Court Extends Occupy Boston Protesters’ Stay of Eviction


Occupy Boston protesters celebrated partial victory Thursday as Judge Frances A. McIntyre extended a temporary restraining order preventing the City of Boston from sweeping the camp in an unannounced raid. Protesters will enjoy at least two more weeks of respite from fears of a midnight police raid similar to those that have shut down sister [...]

Penn State Trustees Promise to Search for Truth

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The arduous task of rebuilding Penn State’s shattered image began Friday with a pledge by the board of trustees to search for the truth amid an unfolding child sex abuse case against a former assistant football coach, a scandal that has already claimed the jobs of coach Joe Paterno and [...]

Obama Observes Veterans Day with Arlington Rites

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ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — President Barack Obama observed Veterans Day on Friday by urging Americans to hire the thousands of servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, he called it “a time when America needs all hands on deck.” “The tide of war is receding,” Obama said. [...]

Taylor Swift, The Band Perry Big Winners at CMAs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A giddy Taylor Swift won her second entertainer of the year award and rising sibling act The Band Perry was the night’s top winner as The Country Music Association Awards celebrated the young women of country music on Wednesday night. Swift was rewarded for an amazing year during which she brought [...]

Perry Admits He ‘Stepped in It,’ Wipes Off Boot

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ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Rick Perry says he “stepped in it.” Now he’s trying to clean off his boot. The Texas governor was looking to stem any fallout Thursday from a major misstep he made the night before during a GOP presidential debate. Perry said he would eliminate three federal agencies but struggled to name [...]

A Look at Key Moments in the GOP Debate

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ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Key moments in Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate: ___ Perry Flub: Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled to remember the names of the three federal agencies that he would eliminate if elected president. “Commerce, Education and the — what’s the third one there? Let’s see,” Perry said. Texas Rep. Ron Paul chimed [...]

Penn State Coach Paterno Retiring at End of Season

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesday he will retire at the end of this season. Paterno said he was “absolutely devastated” by the case, in which his [...]

Appeals Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, as the Supreme Court prepares to consider this week whether to resolve conflicting rulings over the law’s requirement that all Americans buy health care insurance. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the [...]

Guilty Verdict for Jackson Doctor Ends Latest Saga

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The single word, “Guilty,” brought a muffled shriek in the gallery of the packed courtroom and tears from Michael Jackson’s family, but no reaction from the doctor convicted of supplying the King of Pop with the drug he craved for sleep. With the snap of handcuffs, another chapter in the bizarre [...]

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