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Standoff: Ala. gunman kills bus driver, seizes boy

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments Off on Standoff: Ala. gunman kills bus driver, seizes boy

Heavily armed men move away from the suspects home at the scene of a Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. Authorities were locked in a standoff Wednesday with a gunman authorities say on Tuesday intercepted a school bus, killed the driver, snatched a 6-year-old boy and retreated into [&hellip...

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Victim in Calif shooting was suspect’s doctor

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo released Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department showing Stanwood Fred Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore who was arrested Monday, Jan. 28,2013, suspected of killing Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert, 52, of Huntington Beach at the...

GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., meets with reporters following a weekly Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a growing sense of...

Priest, teacher convicted in Pa. church abuse case

January 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 14, 2013 photo, former teacher Bernard Shero walks from the Criminal Justice Center, in Philadelphia. A jury on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, convicted Shero of rape, indecent sexual assault and other charges in a church abuse case that has rocked...

Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan faces changed world after prison

January 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 17, 2006 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan sits in a car with his wife, Lura Lynn, after he was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges at the federal courthouse in Chicago. Ryan, who reported to prison in November...

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,...

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,...