Monthly Archives: December 2012

US Senate Leaders Plan Sunday Vote to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’ – Voice of America

Voice of America US Senate Leaders Plan Sunday Vote to Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'Voice of AmericaU.S. Senate leaders have given themselves a deadline of Sunday afternoon to reach a deal that could lead to avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff, possibly plunging the country into another recession. Even if the Democratic-controlled Senate votes for a deal, the […]

Immigration reform could get overshadowed in Congress – Los Angeles Times

Boston Globe Immigration reform could get overshadowed in CongressLos Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — The window to pass immigration laws next year is narrowing as the effort competes with a renewed debate over gun laws and the lingering fight over taxes and the budget, according to congressional staffers and outside advocates.Biden Is Back for a 2nd Run […]

India gang rape victim’s body cremated – CBS News

CBS News India gang rape victim's body crematedCBS NewsNEW DELHI A young woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India's capital was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the country demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence.Murdered gang rape victim cremated in India […]

Cliff Deal Hinges on Senators – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Cliff Deal Hinges on SenatorsWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—The job of averting year-end tax increases and spending cuts landed squarely on the Senate, whose leaders said Friday they would launch a last-ditch weekend effort to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. President Barack Obama met with all four …Obama: Senate will try to strike fiscal […]

India gang rape victim dies in Singapore hospital – Reuters

IBNLive India gang rape victim dies in Singapore hospitalReutersBy Kevin Lim. SINGAPORE | Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:23pm EST. SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Indian gang rape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests died in hospital on Saturday of injuries suffered in the attack, a Singapore hospital …Indian Gang-Rape Victim Dies in Singapore […]

NJ family in limbo after Russia adoption ban – CBS News

CBS News NJ family in limbo after Russia adoption banCBS News(CBS News) Two years ago, Kim and Robert Summers decided to adopt from Russia. It took nearly 18 months, but last July, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. Kim says when she saw his picture for the first time, "I knew that this […]

What will it cost you? Fiscal deal failure would dent monthly budgets for millions – Fox News

U.S. News & World Report What will it cost you? Fiscal deal failure would dent monthly budgets for millionsFox NewsFamilies across the country might soon have to start trimming back their monthly budgets, with lawmakers running out of time and ideas for averting a crushing set of tax hikes. President Obama, cutting his family vacation […]

Ex-President George HW Bush in intensive care after suffering setbacks … – Detroit Free Press

Philadelphia Inquirer Ex-President George HW Bush in intensive care after suffering setbacks …Detroit Free PressHOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush remained in guarded condition overnight in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after a day marked by "a series of setbacks including persistent fever," according to his spokesman. In a brief email […]

"Low-end blizzard" smacking parts of Northeast – CBS News

CBS News "Low-end blizzard" smacking parts of NortheastCBS NewsCONCORD, N.H. A powerful winter storm was expected to drop one to two feet of snow on parts of the Northeast just a day after it swept through the nation's midsection, dumping a record snowfall in Arkansas and ruining holiday travel plans for thousands.Powerful storm begins lashing […]

Body found in burned home of killer of 2 firemen – USA TODAY

CBS News Body found in burned home of killer of 2 firemenUSA TODAYOne of the weapons recovered was a .233-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle with flash suppression, the same make and caliber gun used in the Newtown, Conn., shootings. William Spengler. This 2006 image provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's …Killer of 2 NY firemen bragged […]