Archive for September, 2012

Minneapolis shooter’s family feared mental illness

Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

An informal memorial sits on a bench in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in tribute to UPS driver Keith Basinski, 50, who was among five victims killed in the shooting rampage that took place late Thursday afternoon at Accents Signage Systems, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minn. Police say Andrew Engeldinger, 36, was fired from the company that afternoon and responded by fatally shooting others there before he turned the gun on himself. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTAndrew Engeldinger's parents were worried about their son's growing paranoia. In 2010, they sought help, enrolling in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill.


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    Mich. lottery winner charged with welfare fraud is found dead

    Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

    Michigan $1 Million Lotto Winner Who Was Charged With Welfare Fraud Found DeadAmanda Clayton Pled No Contest to Welfare Fraud Earlier This Year


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      High debate stakes: Romney looks to gain momentum

      Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

      FILE - In these Sept. 26, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both campaign in the battleground state of Ohio. Fierce and determined competitors, Obama and Romney each have a specific mission for the string of three debates that starts Wednesday night, Oct. 3, 2012. Obama, no longer the fresh face of 2008, must convince skeptical Americans that he can accomplish in a second term what he couldn't in his first: restore the U.S. economy to full health. Romney, anxious to keep the race from slipping away, needs to instill confidence that he is a credible and trusted alternative to the president, with a better plan for strengthening the fragile economy. (AP Photos)Barack Obama is cruising into the presidential debates with momentum on his side, yet he's still struggling to revive the passion and excitement that propelled him to the White House. Mitt Romney is grasping for his last, best chance to reboot his campaign after a disastrous September.


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        Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

        Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

        FILE - This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in New York. Sulzberger has died at age 86. The newspaper reports that his family says Sulzberger died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his home in Southampton, N.Y., after a long illness. He had retired in 1992 after three decades at the paper's helm and was succeeded by his son, Arthur Jr. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano, File)Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who guided the newspaper to unprecedented influence and profit during his three-decade tenure, died Saturday at his home in Southampton, N.Y., at the age of 86. During his 34-year run as publisher, Sulzberger helped the Times navigate some of the most influential events in 20th-century journalism — […]


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          Ga. police break up scuffle at BET Hip-Hop Awards

          Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

          B.o.B attends the red carpet at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Atlanta. (Photo by John Amis/Invision/AP)Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made.


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            Los Angeles drivers see minimal traffic in ‘Carmageddon 2’

            Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

            The 405 Freeway is empty of traffic on the west side of Los AngelesDrivers in Los Angeles saw limited congestion on Saturday near a key freeway corridor shut down this weekend in what has been dubbed "Carmageddon 2," due to fears of gridlock from a 53-hour construction project, officials said. A 10-mile (16-km) stretch of the 405 Freeway at the Sepulveda Pass, normally the nation's busiest thoroughfare, was closed at midnight on Friday for a $1 billion freeway widening project. …


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              Ryan vows to protect sportsmen’s rights in Ohio

              Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

              Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna wave as they arrive to a campaign event, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is telling a national sportsmen group that he and Mitt Romney would work to prevent any more restrictions on hunting and gun ownership.


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                Madrid anti-austerity protests turn violent again

                Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                Madrid anti-austerity protests turn violent againTens of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets of their countries' capitals Saturday to protest enduring deep economic pain from austerity measure, and the demonstration in Madrid …


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                  Biden blames Bush administration for massive deficit

                  Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  Biden Blames Bush Administration for DeficitVice President Joe Biden placed the blame for the ballooning deficit on the Bush administration today, arguing that the previous administration saddled the country with the burden of trillions of dollars in debt. “Let’s get serious here! How did we get…


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                    Okla. refinery explosion leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

                    Sep 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    A boiler that was being brought back online after maintenance exploded at an oil refinery in Wynnewood, killing one worker and injuring another, Garvin County’s sheriff said Saturday.Billy Smith, 34, of …

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