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Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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 boy away, authorities said. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, [&hellip...

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Phoenix gunman found dead of apparent suicide

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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...

County prosecutor killed near N. Texas courthouse

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., meets with reporters following a weekly Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a growing sense of...

Ex-Ill. governor returns home after prison release

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, attorney for former Gov. George Ryan, talks to the media with family members watching from Ryan’s front porch in Kankakee, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, where the 78-year-old Ryan will be under home confinement...

Police: 1 dead in Ariz. shooting, suspect on loose

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Police officers leave an office building after a shooting at the building in Phoenix on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. A gunman opened fire at the Phoenix office building, wounding three people, one of them critically, authorities said. Police were searching for...

Standoff: Ala. gunman kills bus driver, seizes boy

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

Heavily armed men move away from the suspects home at the scene of a Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. Authorities were locked in a standoff Wednesday with a gunman authorities say on Tuesday intercepted a school bus,...