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Senate takes step toward banning stalking software

December 13, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

ADDS THAT THE LEGISLATION WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE – FILE – In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee Chairman Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. presides over the subcommittee’s hearing on “Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy,” on Capitol...

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Sick girl who left Phoenix hospital appears safe

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file hospital surveillance photo released by the Phoenix Police Department on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, Norma Bracamontes escorts her 11-year-old daughter, Emily, a leukemia patient who had her arm amputated and a heart catheter inserted due...

Court ruling on Ill. gun ban sets stage for fight

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 7, 2012 file photo, gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. In a big victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Tuesday, Dec....

Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Software company founder John McAfee is surrounded by members of the press as he leaves an immigration detention center for the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. McAfee, who is being deported to the U.S., was detained...

US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A screen at the General Satellite Control and Command Center shows the moment North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket is launched in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea successfully fired a long-range rocket on Wednesday, defying...

Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi. Shankar, the sitar...

Cheese first made at least 7,500 years ago

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This is a Jan. 14, 2006 file photo of a street vendor selling regional smoked cheese ‘oscypek ‘ in Zakopane, Poland. Little Miss Muffet could have been separating her curds and whey from the sixth millennium B.C., according to a new...

3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

An Oregon State police car leaves the parking lot where a gunman opened fire at the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall earlier in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Police say three people are dead, including the gunman. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) PORTLAND,...

‘Cliff’ movement? Obama, Boehner trade proposals

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, following a Democratic strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of divided government, President...

Florida executes ex-cop for killing 9 in 1986

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this 1988, file photo, Manuel Pardo, found guilty of nine counts of murder, listens as his sentence is read. Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Florida State Prison in Starke, Fla. U.S. Judge Timothy Corrigan denied...