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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 Associated Press found at least 61 gun-related deaths of American [&hellip...

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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...

What now in Newtown? Seize the change, healers say

December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 file photo, a mourner of teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., hugs an officiate at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church after a funeral service in...

Don’t be fooled by January pay _ higher taxes loom

December 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Hopes for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after...

Police probe why man fatally shot 3 in rural Pa.

December 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Pennsylvania state trooper Jeff Pettuci talks during a news conference at the Geeseytown Fire Company about shootings along a nearby rural road that left four people dead and three Pennsylvania State troopers injured on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Geeseytown,...