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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 at any of the 147 toxic waste or Superfund sites in the New York/New [&hellip...

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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,...

Conn. town in mourning inundated with gifts, money

December 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Alissa Parker, left, and her husband, Robbie Parker, center, carry their daughters, Samantha, 3, and Madeline, 4, following funeral services for their 6-year old daughter, Connecticut elementary shooting victim, Emilie Parker, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at The...

Hepatitis C tests continue after NH tech’s arrest

December 22, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Hampshire shows David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., Hospital. Kwiatkowski is accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C...

Federal government lists 2 ice seals as threatened

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 30, 2001 file photo provided by Brendan P. Kelly, a ringed seal looks out of a snow cave on the ice off of Barrow, Alaska. Ringed seals, the main prey of polar bears, and bearded seals in the Arctic Ocean will be listed as...

Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Officer Rick Moore of the Oakland school district police patrols Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, Calif. The National Rifle Association on Friday, Dec. 21 2012 called for the placement of an armed police...