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Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington. Lawmakers probably could enact a compromise quickly and easily if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most...

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US holiday retail sales growth weakest since 2008

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 photo, people walk through the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among...

Durning, king of character actors, dies in NYC

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, actor Charles Durning accepts the life achievement award from presenter Burt Reynolds, left, at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Durning, the two-time Oscar nominee who was...

Firemen’s killer left chilling note, deaths at 3

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Lake Rd. residents are evacuated from the neighborhood, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, New York. A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters then opened fire on them, killing two and engaging...

1 killed, 1 wounded in bar shooting near Seattle

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

The interior of the Munchbar, where tables are seen overturned and debris strewn about, is photographed Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash. A 30-year-old Seattle man was killed and another man wounded in a shooting at the crowded bar earlier in the...

Nasty weather threatens Gulf Coast for Christmas

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Roger McCreight, a hardware store employee, brings up the remaining bags of rock salt from the basement inventory to stock in the store for customers Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Maplewood, Mo., in anticipation of wintry weather. (AP Photo/St. Louis...

Some in Conn. town couple activism with mourning

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 file photo, a woman with flowers walks past a Christmas tree which has become a memorial to the Newtown shooting victims in Newtown, Conn. In the wake of the shooting, the grieving town is trying to find meaning in...

Jack Klugman dies in Los Angeles

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 15, 2008 file photo, Jack Klugman speaks at the 62nd Annual Tony Awards in New York. Klugman, who made an art of gruffness in TV’s “The Odd Couple” and “Quincy, M.E.,” has died at the age of 90. (AP...

Young children are often victims of gunfire in US

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 16, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama pausing during a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A review of 2012 media reports by The...

Ex-President Bush to spend Christmas in hospital

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO’s new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. The 41st...