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Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., emerges after a unanimous vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving him to become America’s next top diplomat, replacing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Kerry, who has served on the Foreign Relations panel for 28 years and led the committee...

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Wash. vows to try to keep weed in state _ but how?

January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Jan. 26, 2013 photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows a marijuana plants ready to be harvested. Last fall, voters made Washington and Colorado the first states to pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and setting up systems of...

Hagel supports nuclear arms cuts, then elimination

January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with his choice for Defense Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, after announcing Hagel’s nomination in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP...

Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

January 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, react after the Senate passed a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Three months after...

Barge hits Miss. River bridge; oil cleanup ongoing

January 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE TO JAN. 28, NOT JAN. 18 – The towboat Natures Way Endeavor, background, banks a barge against the western bank of the Mississippi River, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Cleanup crews with booms skimmed oily water from the Mississippi River Monday,...

Who are these guys at QB in Super Bowl?

January 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks with reporters during a news conference on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in New Orleans. The 49ers will face the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NEW...

‘Argo,’ Lawrence, Day-Lewis win at SAG

January 27, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Ben Affleck accepts the award for outstanding cast in a motion picture for “Argo” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The...

Dick Van Dyke honored for lifetime achievement

January 27, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Actor Dick Van Dyke poses backstage with his life achievement award at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — He’s acted,...

Trying to unlock secrets of dead serial killer

January 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 27 – FILE – In this file photo taken Dec. 4, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, Anchorage police Detective Monique Doll speaks at a news conference after confessed serial killer Israel Keyes committed suicide at the Anchorage...

APNewsBreak: Harkin won’t seek 6th Senate term

January 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 photo, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, speaks to reporters following a rally in support of three Iowa Supreme Court justices who are up for retention votes in the November election, in Des Moines, Iowa. Harkin says he will not seek...