Santorum sweeps Alabama, Mississippi primaries

WASHINGTON - A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination as he sought to push Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.


Judge denies Sandusky bid for more particulars

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The judge in former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case said Tuesday that a defense request for more information regarding when and where the alleged crimes occurred is moot because prosecutors have said they cannot produce additional detail.


Afghan youth recounts U.S. soldier's shooting spree

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - An Afghan man recounted Monday the harrowing tale of how an American soldier on a killing spree burst into his home in the middle of the night, searched the rooms, then dropped to a knee and shot his father in the thigh as he emerged from a bedroom.


1 kid, driver die in Ind. school bus crash

INDIANAPOLIS — A school bus making its morning rounds collided with a bridge in Indianapolis Monday morning, killing one child and the driver and critically injuring two other students, police said.


Suspect arrested in Wash. courthouse attack

SEATTLE — Police in Washington state have arrested a 34-year-old man accused of stabbing a judge and shooting a sheriff's deputy in a courthouse struggle, ending a manhunt that spanned two counties.


Ind. legislators send smoking ban bill to governor

INDIANAPOLIS — Six years of legislative wrangling and hundreds of exempted businesses later, Indiana will have its first statewide restrictions on smoking in most indoor places under a bill that the state Senate narrowly approved Friday.


Volunteers flock to Southern Indiana after tornadoes strike

MARYSVILLE, Ind. — Tony Sherrard sat in the back of his pickup truck, smoking a cigarette and gazing out at what had been the foundation of his home. Now it was a jumbled square of concrete blocks, left churned and bare by the tornado that barreled through the tiny hamlet of Marysville while his family cowered in a neighbor's house.


Anti-Kony video campaign draws criticism in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - The wildly successful viral video campaign to raise global awareness of a brutal Central Africa rebel leader is attracting criticism from Ugandans, some who said Friday that the 30-minute video misrepresents the complicated history of Africa's longest-running conflict.


American opens fire on Afghan villagers, kills 16

BALANDI, Afghanistan — Moving from house to house, a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they slept, killing 16 people — mostly women and children — in an attack that reignited fury at the U.S. presence following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans.


Southern Indiana school district devises school return plan

HENRYVILLE, Ind.  — A tornado-ravaged southern Indiana community where three schools suffered heavy storm damage is moving ahead with plans for the schools' 1,200 students to finish out the school year in classrooms in nearby New Albany and Scottsburg.


Storm demolishes small towns in Kentucky, Southern Indiana

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. — Rescue workers with search dogs trudged through the hills of Kentucky, and emergency crews in several states combed through wrecked homes in a desperate search Saturday for survivors of tornadoes that killed dozens of people.


Objectivist group talks Ayn Rand

Fourteen students gathered in the fourth floor of Bracken Library on Wednesday night to discuss one question, "Who is John Galt?"

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