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On school tour, Newtown parents thank teachers

January 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A sign for Chalk Hill School is seen in Monroe, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. School resumes Wednesday for students in Newtown, Conn., except for the Sandy Hook Elementary School students, who will begin classes on Thursday at Chalk Hill School. The school was overhauled specially for them in the neighboring town of Monroe, Conn. [&hellip...

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APNewsBreak: Feds say delay made oil spill worse

January 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This July 2, 2011 file photo shows oil from a ruptured ExxonMobil pipeline on the Yellowstone River and along its banks near Laurel, Mont. A federal investigation says Exxon Mobil’s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana’s...

Las Vegas rings in 2013 with fireworks, shows

January 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Marty Pritchard, 55, and his wife Gail from Edmonton, Alberta, party at Fremont Street Experience Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Marty Pritchard was celebrating his birthday and the new year. They left Canada two days ago with the temperature at -36 degrees....

Cliffhanger no more? House pushing to final vote

January 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., following a closed-door GOP meeting as the “fiscal cliff” bill passed by the Senate Monday night waits for a vote in the...

Concern over Oscar voting extends deadline

January 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre as preparations continue for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The motion picture academy says it’s extending the deadline for...

Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

January 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, a school bus rolls toward a memorial in Newtown, Conn., for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nearly three weeks after the shooting rampage, classes are starting Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 for the...

Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

January 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2011, file photo, high fructose corn syrup is listed as an ingredient on a can of soda in Philadelphia. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can...

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

December 31, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from...

Senate leaders offer dour take on ‘cliff’ talks

December 31, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama arrives to make a statement on the fiscal cliff negotiations with congressional leaders in the briefing room of the White House on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Washington. The negotiations are a last ditch effort to avoid across-the-board...

Woman charged with murder in NY subway shove death

December 29, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Commuters watch as a train enters the 40th St-Lowry St Station, where a man was killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks, in the Queens section of New York, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Police are searching for a woman suspected of pushing the man and...