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Is There A Method To Your March Madness?

Is There A Method To Your March Madness?

The odds are that somebody in your office or shop is trying to get you to toss a few bucks into the pool and fill out the brackets for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, which gets underway tonight.

Penn State Picks New President: Florida State’s Eric Barron

Penn State Picks New President: Florida State’s Eric Barron

Penn State University, which dismissed its president and its legendary football coach in late 2011 for their roles in dealing with allegations that an assistant coach had been molesting young boys, announced Monday that Florida State University President Eric Barron is leaving the Sunshine State to be PSU’s next leader.

Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South

Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South

“Snow and ice are rare in typically balmy places like New Orleans, Mobile and the Florida panhandle, but officials are warning residents to get ready for significant accumulations and bitter cold.”

Looking To Escape The Deep Freeze? Head To Alaska

Looking To Escape The Deep Freeze? Head To Alaska

The National Weather Service is warning, once again, that brutally cold weather is going to be spreading across much of the nation, from the upper Midwest down to the deep South and up through the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England.

Congress Renews Ban On X-Ray-Evading Plastic Guns

Congress Renews Ban On X-Ray-Evading Plastic Guns

Congress voted to renew a ban on plastic firearms that can skirt airport detectors, but Republican lawmakers blocked efforts to tighten the restrictions.

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies.

Why Did That Jet Land At The Wrong Airport? Well, It Happens

Why Did That Jet Land At The Wrong Airport? Well, It Happens

We’re circling around for another look at one of this week’s more talked-about stories: The Boeing 747 “Dreamlifter” cargo jet that touched down at a small municipal airport in Wichita, Kan., instead of its intended destination about 10 miles away, McConnell Air Force Base.

Sotomayor’s Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

Sotomayor’s Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in a case this week involving the death penalty in Alabama was not aimed at public opinion, but it could be Exhibit A for why the nation’s judiciary is falling in the public’s estimation.

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp Benefits

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp Benefits

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires.

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, Dies

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, Dies

C.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, has died, according to his spokesman Harry Glenn.

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