Monthly Archives: January 2013

Newtown families hope massacre transforms nation – CBS News

CBS News Newtown families hope massacre transforms nationCBS NewsUpdated 9:57 PM ET. NEWTOWN, Conn. Newtown officials and parents of children killed in last month's elementary school massacre called on lawmakers Wednesday to turn the tragedy into "the moment of transformation" by banning high-powered, …Gun Rights Advocates Take Back Seat to Calls for Stricter Laws at […]

Obamas praying for Hadiya’s family, McCarthy pledges to find killer – Chicago Sun-Times

MSNBC Obamas praying for Hadiya's family, McCarthy pledges to find killerChicago Sun-TimesWhite House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he was unaware of a petition urging Obama to attend Hadiya's funeral. Carney did say the first family's “thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hadiya Pendleton,” who attended inauguration festivities and …Teen Performer At Inaugural […]

On Immigration, Obama Assumes Upper Hand – New York Times

CBS News On Immigration, Obama Assumes Upper HandNew York TimesWASHINGTON — As the specifics of immigration legislation take shape on Capitol Hill, President Obama is making it clear that he wants the overhaul on his terms. Enlarge This Image. Christopher Gregory/The New York Times. Senator John McCain is one of …Divergent forces mobilize for immigration […]

Senators begin selling immigration plan on airwaves – USA TODAY

NPR Senators begin selling immigration plan on airwavesUSA TODAYThe selling of the bipartisan Senate immigration principles began in earnest Tuesday, as key GOP supporters John McCain and Marco Rubio fanned out on TV and radio to promote their proposal's merits. Florida Sen. Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, will appear …First Thoughts: Obama to embrace Senate […]

With Timbuktu Retaken, France Signals It Plans to Pull Back in Mali – New York Times

New York Times With Timbuktu Retaken, France Signals It Plans to Pull Back in MaliNew York TimesSEGOU, Mali — French paratroopers arrived in the ancient desert oasis of Timbuktu on Monday, securing its airport and main roads as thousands of residents poured out of its narrow, mud-walled streets to greet French and Malian troops, waving […]

Transportation Secretary LaHood to leave office – USA TODAY

Politico Transportation Secretary LaHood to leave officeUSA TODAYLaHood imposed heavy fines for airlines that leave passengers stuck for hours on planes on airport tarmacs. ray lahood dec 5 2012. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the White House in December. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images) …Republican Transportation chief LaHood to step downReutersRay LaHood to resign from […]

Frenzied Scene as Toll Tops 200 in Brazil Blaze – New York Times

New York Times Frenzied Scene as Toll Tops 200 in Brazil BlazeNew York TimesRIO DE JANEIRO — A fire ignited by a flare from a band's pyrotechnics spectacle swept through a nightclub filled with hundreds of university students early on Sunday morning in Santa Maria, a city in southern Brazil, killing at least 233 people, […]

Immigration Reform: Lawmakers See Overhaul Of Immigration System Clearing … – Huffington Post

Economic Times Immigration Reform: Lawmakers See Overhaul Of Immigration System Clearing …Huffington PostDiana Saravia, 10, of Beltsville, Md., left, demonstrates along with members of immigration rights organizations, including Casa in Action and Maryland Dream Act, demonstrate in front of the White House as they call on President Barack Obama to fulfill his …Washington's Focus Turns […]

Egypt protester: "There is no bread, no freedom" – CBS News

Ahram Online Egypt protester: "There is no bread, no freedom"CBS News(CBS News) CAIRO, Egypt – The president of Egypt has declared a state of emergency in three cities. Anti-government demonstrations are raging in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Ismalia. Riot police are also battling back against protesters in central Cairo …Morsi Declares Emergency […]

At least 22 die in Egyptian clashes over death sentences – Reuters

ABC News At least 22 die in Egyptian clashes over death sentencesReutersBy Yusri Mohamed and Yasmine Saleh. PORT SAID, Egypt/CAIRO | Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:02am EST. PORT SAID, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) – At least 22 people died on Saturday when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a …16 […]