Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:30 PM
Updated: Dec 27, 2012 10:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the House could be in session until Jan. 2, the day before the new Congress is sworn in. It will meet in a rare Sunday session because of the approaching "fiscal cliff." Congressional leaders will meet Friday at the White House with President Barack Obama, who cut short his vacation.
HOUSTON (AP) A statement from former President George H.W. Bush describes Norman Schwarzkopf as "a good and decent man." That's just some of the praise being given Schwarzkopf, who has died in Florida from complications of pneumonia. Schwarzkopf headed the U.S.-led international coalition that thwarted Iraq's 1991 invasion of Kuwait.
HOUSTON (AP) A spokeswoman for George H.W. Bush says the former president is likely to be in the hospital for a while but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." Bush has been in intensive care since Sunday at a Houston hospital battling what is said to be a "terrible case of bronchitis" and "a series of complications."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) One of the two Austin police officers who helped stop Charles Whitman's 1966 sniper rampage from atop the University of Texas tower has died. Houston McCoy brought down Whitman with two blasts from his shotgun after Whitman had killed 16 people during nearly two hours of terror on the UT campus. McCoy, who was 72, had been battling a terminal illness for the past year.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) It will soon be good riddance for a big storm heading into Canada that killed at least 16 people and has left more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power in Arkansas. The storm's heaviest snows have been in northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and inland sections of several New England states.