Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:49 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) Gun safety advocates seem to be aligning behind universal background checks for gun buyers. Vice President Joe Biden has said he'll present various recommendations to President Barack Obama by Tuesday. Biden has met with various groups including the gun lobby, victims' advocates, local leaders and the video game industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Java is a technical language used to write a wide variety of programs and Internet applications. Security experts believe hackers have found a flaw to gain access.
NEW YORK (AP) Federal health officials say flu is now widespread in all but three states. Outbreaks have hit at least 122 cities. But the number of hard-hit areas declined. Officials say it's not too late to get a flu shot.
WASHINGTON (AP) Afghanistan's own forces will be taking the lead sooner than expected, in providing security across that country. That word comes from President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai after Friday's meeting at the White House. Obama says speeding up the transition to Afghan security control this spring will set the stage for further withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign forces. But he didn't say how quickly the U.S. drawdown will take place.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) A police official in Nepal says a bus crash has killed at least 30 people. It veered off a mountain road in west Nepal. It was dark and foggy at the time. Rescuers and villagers helped the pull the dead and injured from the wreckage.