Wednesday, January 19, 2011

House Begins Debate on Health Care Repeal

House Begins Debate on Health Care Repeal

The House has begun formal debate on the GOP bill to repeal the health care law. Meanwhile, President Obama says he'll work with Democrats and Republicans to improve the new law, but says lawmakers shouldn't "go backward." (Jan. 18)

2 Students Hurt at LA School When Gun Discharges

2 Students Hurt at LA School When Gun Discharges

A gun in a 10th-grader's backpack accidentally discharged when he dropped the bag, wounding two students at a high school Tuesday, Los Angeles police and school authorities said. (Jan. 18)

Former Peace Corps Dir. R. Sargent Shriver Dies

Former Peace Corps Dir. R. Sargent Shriver Dies

He was often known as a member of the Kennedy family, through his late wife, Eunice. But Sargent Shriver had his own share of historic achievements. Shriver died Tuesday at a hospital in suburban Washington. He was 95. (Jan. 18)

AP Top Stories

AP Top Stories

re's the latest news for Tuesday January 18th: Chinese president arrives in U.S.; Former Haitian dictator headed to court; Camden, New Jersey to cut half of police officers, one-third of firefighters; Starbucks rolls out 31 ounce drinks.

Deep Layoffs Take Effect in Struggling NJ City

Deep Layoffs Take Effect in Struggling NJ City

Nearly half the police force and close to one-third of the firefighters in Camden, New Jersey were laid off Tuesday as the city faces a huge budget deficit and declining state aid. (Jan. 18)

Haitian Police Take Ex-dictator to Court

Haitian Police Take Ex-dictator to Court
Haitian police led ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier out of his hotel and took him to court Tuesday without saying whether he was being charged with crimes committed under his brutal regime. (Jan. 18)

Video: China's Leader Arrives in U.S.

Video: China's Leader Arrives in U.S.

Chinese President Hu Jintao lands at Andrews Air Force base for a state visit to the United States. He was welcomed upon his arrival by Vice President Joe Biden and a military color guard. (Jan. 18)

Charges Against 2 Dropped in Mass. Uzi Death

Charges Against 2 Dropped in Mass. Uzi Death
A Massachusetts prosecutor dropped involuntary manslaughter charges against two men in connection with the death of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself with an Uzi at a gun show, citing last week's acquittal of a third defendant. (Jan. 18)

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