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Palin: ‘I am still considering a run’ for President

For those harboring hopes of Sarah Palin entering the race for 2012, your wishes may still come true. On Sean Hannity’s show last night in Iowa, the former governor of Alaska was asked directly by the Fox commentator on the question some are still curious to know about her future. Palin did…

9/11 News Corp newspapers probe

US and British investigators have not found any evidence that papers owned by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire hacked the phones of 9/11 victims, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The paper, one of several owned by Murdoch’s News Corporation, cited people close to the investigations as saying there were apparently…

Perry entry roils White House race

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Texas Governor Rick Perry formally enters the 2012 White House race on Saturday, looking to supplant Mitt Romney as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to take on President Barack Obama. After months of campaigning in all but name, Perry was to make his candidacy official at…

Passengers injured when bus flips on Pennsylvania Turnpike

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A Greyhound bus overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early on Saturday, trapping one passenger inside the vehicle and injuring nearly two dozen others, Turnpike officials said. The bus flipped over on the highway about 20 miles east of Harrisburg at about 6:30 a.m., said Turnpike spokesman Bill…

Man arrested for pipeline bomb: FBI

HOUSTON (Reuters) – An Oklahoma man was arrested and charged on Friday with trying to destroy a natural gas pipeline with a homemade bomb, the FBI said. The Oklahoma City division of the FBI said on Friday that Daniel Wells Herriman, 40, of Konawa, Oklahoma, called Seminole County 911 emergency…

Concern grows over al Qaeda poison threat: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is concerned that a dangerous regional arm of al Qaeda is trying to produce the deadly poison ricin to use in attacks against the United States, the New York Times reported Friday. Citing unnamed intelligence officials and classified intelligence reports, the newspaper said al…

Texas raids fund for poor to keep taxes low

Texas utility customers pay a little extra on their bills that is supposed to go into a fund to help the poor cover their own utility payments. But in a year of record heat, less than half the fund is being paid out, forcing people to do without air conditioning…

Texas raids fund for poor to keep taxes low

Texas utility customers pay a little extra on their bills that is supposed to go into a fund to help the poor cover their own utility payments. But in a year of record heat, less than half the fund is being paid out, forcing people to do without air conditioning…

Retail sales gain while consumer confidence plunges

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer sentiment worsened sharply in early August, falling to the lowest level in more than three decades, after retail sales posted the biggest gain in four months in July. High unemployment, stagnant wages, gridlock in Congress, and a stock market slump all contributed to a…

Man arrested for indecency with doll near elementary school

A man in Spring Hill, Tennessee was arrested this week after officers say they found him under a bridge near Allendale Elementary School, committing a lewd act on a two-foot-tall baby doll he’d cut holes into. They were called out to the area after people driving to the school spotted…

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