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Severe Beijing smog prompts unusual transparency

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Cyclists travel on the road on a hazy day in Huaibei, in central China’s Anhui province Monday Jan. 14, 2013. Air pollution is a major problem in China due to the country’s rapid pace of industrialization, reliance on coal power, explosive growth in car ownership and disregard for environmental laws. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT BEIJING [&hellip...

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Dallas tears down ex-home of JFK assassin Oswald

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A bulldozer is used to demolish a two-story apartment building in Dallas, Texas on Monday, January 14, 2013 where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before assassinating President John F. Kennedy. The rundown building was demolished by court order after a...

Obama: Debt limit fight imperils elderly’s checks

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks during the final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “we are not a deadbeat nation,”...

5 arrested in Los Angeles store hostage drama

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Police secure the scene at the Nordstrom Rack store at Westchester Mall in Los Angeles, where LAPD SWAT officers rescued 14 people who were hiding in a storage room following an armed robbery, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Employees were closing up the store and...

‘Argo,’ ‘Les Miserables’ win best-pic Globes

January 13, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Actor Jack Black , left, and unidentified guest arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Argo”...

Iowa man, sister reunite thanks to boy, Facebook

January 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS TO FLORISSANT NOT ST. LOUIS Clifford Boyson hugs his sister, Betty Billadeau of Florissant, Mo. on Saturday at the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2013. The two have been estranged for 60 years. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon...

Newtown weighs fate of Conn. school where 26 died

January 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADDS ORIENTATION FOR CLARIFICATION – Glen Hoffman, left, of Extra Mile Ministries with K9 crisis comfort dog Beau, listen during a community meeting at Newtown High school on the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, Jan. 13,...

Brooklyn resident wins Miss America crown

January 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, right, reacts with Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers as she is crowned Miss America 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., has won the...

Online activist, programmer Swartz dies in NY

January 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 30, 2009 photo, Internet activist Aaron Swartz poses for a photo in Miami Beach, Fla. Swartz was found dead Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, according to Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for New York’s medical examiner....

Kelly will return to Notre Dame next season

January 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban shakes hands with Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly after the BCS National Championship college football game Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. Alabama won 42-14. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame...