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5 arrested in Los Angeles store hostage drama

January 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Police secure the scene at the Nordstrom Rack store at Westchester Mall in Los Angeles, where LAPD SWAT officers rescued 14 people who were hiding in a storage room following an armed robbery, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Employees were closing up the store and preparing to go home when two gunmen stormed inside and took [&hellip...

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‘Argo,’ ‘Les Miserables’ win best-pic Globes

January 13, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Actor Jack Black , left, and unidentified guest arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Argo”...

Iowa man, sister reunite thanks to boy, Facebook

January 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS TO FLORISSANT NOT ST. LOUIS Clifford Boyson hugs his sister, Betty Billadeau of Florissant, Mo. on Saturday at the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2013. The two have been estranged for 60 years. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon...

Newtown weighs fate of Conn. school where 26 died

January 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADDS ORIENTATION FOR CLARIFICATION – Glen Hoffman, left, of Extra Mile Ministries with K9 crisis comfort dog Beau, listen during a community meeting at Newtown High school on the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, Jan. 13,...

Brooklyn resident wins Miss America crown

January 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, right, reacts with Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers as she is crowned Miss America 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., has won the...

Online activist, programmer Swartz dies in NY

January 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 30, 2009 photo, Internet activist Aaron Swartz poses for a photo in Miami Beach, Fla. Swartz was found dead Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, according to Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for New York’s medical examiner....

Kelly will return to Notre Dame next season

January 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban shakes hands with Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly after the BCS National Championship college football game Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. Alabama won 42-14. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame...

Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

January 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo taken Oct. 17, 2012, Bill Staples, a Mississippi Department of Health employee, is given a flu vaccine shot by registered nurse Rosemary Jones, also with the health department, in Jackson, Miss. A survey by Centers for Disease...

US government tells computer users to disable Java

January 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- This April 23, 2007 file photo shows the Java logo at Sun Microsystems’ offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential...

In gun debate, video game industry defends itself

January 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks during a meeting with representatives from the video game industry in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Biden is holding a series of meetings this...