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House approves $50.7 billion in superstorm aid

January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., leaves the House Rules Committee after making his case to the House Rules Committee for an aid package to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to vote on the bill Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — More [&hellip...

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Obama proposing gun limits, faces tough obstacles

January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Legislators listen as members explain their vote on New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. New York’s Assembly passed the toughest gun control law...

Wal-Mart to hire vets, buy more American products

January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, photo, Wal-Mart employees Jon Christians and Lori Harris take job applications and answers questions during a job fair at the University of Illinois Springfield campus in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the...

Risk to all ages: 100 kids die of flu each year

January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the family shows Max Schwolert. The 6-foot-4, 17-year-old Texas high school senior grew sick in Wisconsin while visiting his grandparents for the holidays. Max felt fluish on Christmas Eve, seemed better the next morning but...

Facebook unveils social search feature

January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers questions after speaking at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Zuckerberg introduced “graph search” Tuesday, a new service that lets users search their social connections for...

Cold still threatens crops in West but it’s easing

January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Ice covers an orange at an orange grove in Redlands, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. A cold snap that has California farmers struggling to protect a $1.5 billion citrus crop has slowly started to ease, though frigid temperatures were still the norm Tuesday...

Anti-doping officials want Armstrong under oath

January 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” in Austin, Texas. The two-part...

Conn. group launches anti-violence initiative

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene as he holds a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. One month after the mass...

Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, former president George H.W. Bush pauses for a photo before an NFL football game in Houston between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans. A spokesman said Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 that the 88-year-old Bush has...

Mali rebels make gains, vow to avenge French bombs

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Oumar Toure comforts his wife Nicole Obre Toure, a French citizen, as she prepares to leave the region where she has lived for 12 years, in Segou, central Mali, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. As Islamist militants gained ground Monday morning, Toure decided to move...