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Ed Koch, New York’s feisty mayor, dies at 88

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 7, 1981 file photo, New York City Mayor Ed Koch, center, gestures as he marches in a Labor Day parade down New York’s Fifth Avenue. Koch died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from congestive heart failure, spokesman George Arzt said. He was 88. (AP Photo/Perez, file) NEW YORK (AP) — When Ed Koch [&hellip...

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Sylvester Stallone supports assault weapon ban

February 1, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Actor Sylvester Stallone attends the “Bullet To The Head” premiere at AMC Lincoln Square on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his...

Report: US job market looks surprisingly strong

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, job seekers fill a room at the job fair in Sunrise, Fla. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of 2012 than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job market...

NFL’s Goodell aims to share blame on player safety

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during an NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game news conference at the New Orleans Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger...

Detroit, Toyota see big US sales gains in January

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 photo, Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. Ford, Chrysler and General Motors all reported double-digit gains for January as last year’s momentum in U.S. auto sales continued into 2013, according to...

Healthier schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move...

Healthier schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move...

Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

February 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

x FILE – In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in Bethesda, Md. The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care...

Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo, a dump wagon adds freshly gathered corn cobs to a pile on a farm near Hurley, S.D. After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion dollar refineries in several states that will use corn plant...

Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Law officers at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 6-year-old hostage has kept law officers at bay since the standoff began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the...