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Flu season ‘bad one for the elderly,’ CDC says

January 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 file photo, Carlos Maisonet, 73, reacts as Dr. Eva Berrios-Colon, a professor at Touro College of Pharmacy, injects him with flu vaccine during a visit to the faculty practice center at Brooklyn Hospital in New York. Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu [&hellip...

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Playwright Anna Deavere Smith wins Gish Prize

January 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 15, 2011 file photo shows actress Anna Deavere Smith at The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Pedro Almodovar in New York. The Gish Prize Trust announced Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 that Smith has been selected to receive the 19th...

Ex-New Orleans mayor Nagin charged with bribery

January 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, June 22, 2011 file photo, former Mayor Ray Nagin arrives to talk about his new book, “Katrina’s Secrets,” at a news conference in New Orleans. Nagin was indicted Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, on charges that he used...

Toyota settlement may signal future legal strategy

January 18, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 31, 2010 file photo shows the Toyota logo on a car at the New York International Auto Show in New York. Toyota Motor Corp. officials say the company has settled what was to be the first in a group of hundreds of pending wrongful death...

Colorado movie theater reopens with ceremony

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Guests take their seats at the Century Aurora cinema, formerly the Century 16, for a reopening and remembrance ceremony Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 in Aurora, Colo. The cinema is where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage last July. (AP...

Dear Abby’s legacy: Wit, warmth, and snappy advice

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2001 file photo, “Dear Abby” advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips, 82, known to millions of readers as Abigail van Buren, signs autographs for some of dozens of fans after the dedication of a “Dear...

House GOP may seek short-term debt limit extension

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. walking on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans say they may seek a short-term extension of the government’s debt limit in the next few...

US commandos boost numbers to train Mexican forces

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows Navy Adm. Bill McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say the Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico’s bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based...

Subway ‘crisis': Is footlong sub really 11 inches?

January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 11, 2009, file photo, shows a chicken breast sandwich and water from subway on a kitchen counter in New York. Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain, is facing criticism after an Australian man posted a picture on the...

Armstrong to AP: ‘People can decide’ the truth

January 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show “Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” in Austin, Texas. The two-part...