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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 late Thursday that there’s enough evidence for James Holmes to face trial on charges [&hellip...

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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...

Conn. moves cautiously on guns in Newtown’s wake

January 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, salutes as he arrives to speak to the House and the Senate in his State of the State address at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Gun control, mental health care and school safety are expected to be...

US tax code longer than Bible _ without good news

January 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated handout photo provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shows National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. The nation’s tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with...

Obama Cabinet shuffle taking shape

January 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 16, 2012 file photo shows Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaking in Los Angeles. Solis has told colleagues she is resigning from Obama administration. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The composition of President Barack...

Flu season has Boston declaring health emergency

January 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Registered nurse Charlene Luxcin administers a flu shot to a patient at the Whittier Street Health Center in Boston, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Boston declared a public health emergency Wednesday as the city tried to deal with a harsh flu season and the...

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

January 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Guns are piled inside a crate outside a police station in Tucson, Ariz. on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013, during Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik’s gun buy back program. Kozachik asked people to turn in their guns for a $50 gift certificate to a grocery...