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‘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 keeping them digitally entertained. (AP Photo/Julie [&hellip...

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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...

US sees Iran behind hostage photos of ex-FBI agent

January 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated handout photo provided by the family of Robert Levinson, shows retired-FBI agent Robert Levinson. Levinson, 64, went missing on the Iranian island of Kish in March 2007. Levinson’s family received these photographs of him in April 2011. U.S...

$1 million donations wanted for Obama inauguration

January 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – Dr. Ruth Westheimer, center, in the front-row watches President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington, in this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo. The sideline events throughout inauguration weekend are the...

CES unveils big TVs with ‘ultra-high definition’

January 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Jung Jin Bae, of South Korea, tests a motion sensor at the LG booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The 2013 International CES gadget show, the biggest trade show in the Americas, is taking place in Las Vegas...

Drilling barge pulled from rocks off Alaska island

January 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

An Era Alaska helicopter lifts off from Kodiak State Airport, in Kodiak, Alaska, on Monday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2012 en route to the floating drill ship Kulluk on Monday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2013. Salvage teams conducted an in-depth assessment of its...