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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 hospitalizations continue to climb at much higher rates than the last two flu seasons. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)...

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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...

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...