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Archive for January 31st, 2013

  • Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

    January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Law officers at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 6-year-old hostage has kept law officers at bay since the standoff began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the...

  • Phoenix gunman found dead of apparent suicide

    January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A rented white Kia Optima sedan is seen in a parking lot in a Phoenix suburb that was likely driven by shooting suspect Arthur Douglas Harmon, in Mesa, Arizona on Thursday, Jan. 31,2013. A body matching Harmon’s description was found nearby with an...

  • 14 dead, 80 injured in Mexico oil company blast

    January 31, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Firefighters belonging to the Tacubaya sector and workers dig for survivors after an explosion at an adjacent building to the executive tower of Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX, in Mexico City, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. A large explosion occurred...

  • County prosecutor killed near N. Texas courthouse

    January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a shooting in downtown Kaufman, Texas on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. A prosecutor was shot and killed Thursday morning near the Texas courthouse where he worked, and authorities said they were searching for two...

  • As she leaves, Clinton sounds warning over Syria

    January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on American leadership at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a parting...

  • Freedom returns to the storied city of Timbuktu

    January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Women dance openly in front of a photographer as they walk along a street in Timbuktu, Mali, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. Many things have changed in Timbuktu since the Islamic militants ceased to enforce their law and relinquished power to French special forces...

  • Congress sends bill to Obama averting govt default

    January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, the dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington. The Senate Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, took up must-do legislation to permit the government to borrow...