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Northern Illinois frat members charged in hazing death

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Nearly two dozen fraternity members at Northern Illinois University have been charged with hazing-related counts after a freshman was found dead at their fraternity house following a night of drinking. DeKalb police and prosecutors issued arrest warrants Monday for 22 members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity in DeKalb. Five members […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Judge denies Apple request to ban Samsung phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge late Monday rejected Apple Inc.’s demands that its chief rival in the more than $100 billion global smartphone market cease selling models a jury recently found illegally used Apple technology. The immediate impact of the ruling means that Samsung can continue to sell three of the older-generation smartphones […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Boehner to pursue second legislative track on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks before the economy-threatening “fiscal cliff” is due to kick in, House Speaker John Boehner opened up a second legislative track to stop tax hikes from kicking in on Jan. 1 for people making up to $1 million a year. Boehner aides said the call for a separate tax bill, […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Two funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began laying its dead to rest Monday, holding funerals for two 6-year-old boys — one a football fan who was buried in a New York Giants jersey and one whose twin sister survived the school shooting rampage. Two funeral homes filled […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State lawmakers promise action on gun control

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Several California lawmakers reacted Monday to the mass shooting a Connecticut elementary school by calling for new laws that they say are aimed at increasing safety, either through gun control or improved security at public schools. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced federal legislation that would ban new assault weapons, as well as […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Suns rally to top Kings

PHOENIX — Shannon Brown scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter, Jared Dudley added 20 points and the Phoenix Suns pulled off another big rally to beat the Sacramento Kings, 101-90, on Monday. The Kings played well early, but faded down the stretch to lose their fourth straight game. Jimmer Fredette had […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Boehner offers millionaire tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling new movement in “fiscal cliff” talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than $250,000, has not accepted the offer, this person […]

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Football roundup: Arizona edges Nevada in an exciting opening to bowl season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Matt Scott threw two short touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds and college football’s postseason started with a wild one when Arizona rallied past Nevada, 49-48, Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. Overcoming a slow start and three big turnovers, Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the last minute, setting […]

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Newtown mourns as police look for answers

By John Christoffersen and Matt Apuzzo NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople sadly took down some of their Christmas decorations and struggled Saturday with how to go on. The tragedy brought […]

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Butler shocks No. 1 Indiana in 2OT

INDIANAPOLIS — The most unlikely player on the roster made a most unforgettable shot for Butler. Walk-on Alex Barlow drove in for a spinning 6-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left in overtime and the Bulldogs toppled No. 1 Indiana, 88-86, Saturday for their first victory over a top-ranked team in school history. Barlow, a sophomore, […]

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kerry, Hagel front-runners to lead State, Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack Obama’s short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened […]

December 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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