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US government tells computer users to disable Java

January 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- This April 23, 2007 file photo shows the Java logo at Sun Microsystems’ offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Oracle Corp. bought Java as part of a $7.3 billion acquisition of the [&hellip...

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In gun debate, video game industry defends itself

January 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks during a meeting with representatives from the video game industry in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Biden is holding a series of meetings this...

Miss America contestant pursuing double mastectomy

January 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during the Swimsuit portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Win or lose, Saturday’s Miss America competition will...

Late scramble for vaccine as flu season heats up

January 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 photo shows Walter Vazquez, 43, getting a flu shot at MetroHealth in Cleveland. Ohio health authorities reported Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 that a child has died from flu complications, as the state’s flu-associated...

Flu more widespread in US; eases off in some areas

January 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Dr Meeta Khan, wears a face mask as she examines a respiratory patient at the Rush University Hospital emergency department, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Chicago. Flu season in the U.S. has hit early and, in some places, hard. But whether this will be...

Judge: Colorado shooting suspect to face trial

January 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Karen Pearson, the lead prosecutor, arrives for the third day of a preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) DENVER (AP) — A judge ruled...

Inaugural pastor withdraws over anti-gay remarks

January 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated photo released by lee Steffen, Atlanta Rev. Louie Giglio poses for a photograph. Giglio, who was to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration withdrew from the ceremony after gay and lesbian groups protested anti-gay...

Pentagon moving to freeze hiring, delay contracts

January 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, followed by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, arrive for their news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Panetta said he is asking his department to begin taking steps to freeze civilian hiring, delay...

Large pet reptile found guarding Calif. pot stash

January 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by the Alameda County Sheriffs office, an alligator named “Mr. Teeth” is seen after it was discovered in a home in Castro Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Authorities say the alligator, apparently used to protect...

‘Smart’ potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

January 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The iPotty for iPad potty training device is see on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. No app is available to go with the trainer, but the idea is to keep the child on the toilet for as long as necessary by...