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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 Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan) EDWARDSVILLE OUT ALTON OUT NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nasty weather, including a...

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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...

Unwavering NRA opposes any new gun restrictions

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, gestures during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington. The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed...

Richard Adams, early figure in gay marriage, dies

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this May 10, 1984 photo, gay partners Richard Adams, left, and Anthony Sullivan appear at a news conference. They were facing the deportation of Sullivan to Austrialia. Adams, who used both the altar and the courtroom to help begin the push for gay...

Few tests done at toxic sites after superstorm

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, a recreational area is fenced off in an area where high levels of lead were recorded following Superstorm Sandy in Laurence Harbor, N.J. Federal and state officials say Sandy’s floodwaters didn’t cause problems...

Telepresence robots let employees ‘beam’ into work

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Bo Preising, Suitable Technologies’ vice president of engineering, seen on screen, tests the Beam remote presence system in a sound room in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. More employees are working from home, but there’s still no...

Ranchers split over US border security plan

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, rancher Dan Bell, who leases a 35,000-acre cattle ranch along the border between the United States and Mexico, drives around as he checks out part of the property, in Nogales, Ariz. When Bell drives through the ranch, he...