News archive from 20 October 2012

As Romney, Obama debate foreign policy, few see easy answers in Middle East

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's handling of the so-called Arab Spring is likely to crop up when he debates foreign policy Monday night with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But what the United States could have done differently as...

 
A look at attacks on prominent Lebanese figures

A look at attacks on prominent Lebanese figures

A car bomb Friday killed the chief of Lebanon's police intelligence department, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, in a Christian neighborhood in east Beirut. Seven other people were killed in the blast and dozens wounded. Here's a look at the other recent...

 
McCarter: Tornado survivor's book offers powerful memories, serves to bring relief to author

McCarter: Tornado survivor's book offers powerful memories, serves to bring relief to author

"It was deafening. I could feel a vibration behind me and it took a second for me to realize that the wall behind me was moving. I reached up for the clothes rack above me to hold onto, but when I reached up there was nothing there ... and I knew...

 

Meningitis outbreak raises questions for Medicare

Medicare is coming under scrutiny in the meningitis outbreak that has rekindled doubts about the safety of the nation's drug supply. The giant health insurance program for seniors long ago flagged compounded drugs produced for the mass market without...

 
Dennis Quaid’s wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, files for separation, months after calling off divorce

Dennis Quaid’s wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, files for separation, months after calling off divorce

Actor Dennis Quaid’s wife wants out — again. Kimberly Buffington-Quaid filed for legal separation from her husband of eight years, six months after she called off a divorce she also filed for. She is asking for joint legal and sole physical custody of...

 
Madonna 'MDNA' Tour show in Denver featuring fake guns triggers anger in community still mourning Aurora massacre deaths  

Madonna 'MDNA' Tour show in Denver featuring fake guns triggers anger in community still mourning Aurora...

Madonna has given more ammunition for her critics after starting her Denver concert by flaunting fake firearms on stage — less than 15 miles from the site of the Aurora movie theater massacre. Several fans walked out of the Pepsi Center Thursday night...

 

Victim who got Sandusky case going recalls ordeal

By Mark Scolforo / The Associated Press HARRISBURG -- For nearly a year, the young man whose claims of abuse triggered the molestation investigation into Jerry Sandusky was known publicly as "Victim 1." On Friday, Aaron Fisher put aside...

 

Timeline of events, comments surrounding Benghazi

WASHINGTON -- The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has become a major issue in the presidential campaign, focused on the evolving Obama administration explanations. Prior to the Sept. 11 assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and...

 

1 dead, 11 injured in series of hit and runs in UK

LONDON A series of hit-and-run incidents in the Welsh city of Cardiff killed a woman Friday and injured 11 other pedestrians, including seven children. Witnesses described a motorist deliberately driving into families walking home from school. South...

 

As Romney, Obama debate foreign policy, few see easy answers in Middle East

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's handling of the so-called Arab Spring is likely to crop up when he debates foreign policy Monday night with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But what the United States could have done differently as...

 

Tom Hanks drops F-bomb on 'GMA' (graphic language)

"Good Morning America" can't say Tom Hanks didn't warn them. The movie star was on the ABC morning show Friday promoting his new film "Cloud Atlas" when interviewer Elizabeth Vargas asked Hanks to say something in an accent he used...

 

Fla. appeals court upholds primary results

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida appeals court is upholding a narrow 17-vote win in a state Senate race in Palm Beach County. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday sided with State Rep. Jeff Clemens who edged fellow House member Mack Bernard in the...

 
Civil War portraits reveal variety of black soldiers

Civil War portraits reveal variety of black soldiers

In his Jan. 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln included a sentence decreeing that slaves freed under the president's edict would “be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions,...

 
Toddler with bruises on back, arm and neck dies after being found unconscious Friday

Toddler with bruises on back, arm and neck dies after being found unconscious Friday

A 3-year-old girl who had bruises on her back, arm and neck died on Friday — shortly after she was found unconscious in her family’s Bronx apartment, police sources said. Her mother’s boyfriend, who was caring for the child, called EMS when the girl...

 
It's official: Publix, Homewood Suites, more coming to downtown Huntsville

It's official: Publix, Homewood Suites, more coming to downtown Huntsville

This sketch shows the intersection of Gallatin Street and Lowe Avenue as they will appear after Twickenham Square is completed.HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - After months of delays, a deal has finally been completed to turn the old Councill Courts public...

 

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