Posted: Jan 14, 2013 10:44 PM
Updated: Jan 14, 2013 10:44 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York lawmakers are hours away from passing what supporters are calling the toughest gun control legislation in the country. The bipartisan legislation easily cleared the Senate and comes up for a Tuesday morning vote before the Democratic-led Assembly. Among other things the measure requires reports on the mentally ill with illegal guns who would pose a threat to others.
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) One of the educators killed in last month's school massacre is being honored in her hometown. Officials in Stratford, Conn., plan to rename an elementary in honor of Victoria Soto. Officials say Soto died while trying to shield her students from the gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
WASHINGTON (AP) Lawmakers from the Northeast and House conservatives are expected to square off Tuesday during debate over a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package. Amendments pushed by critics would require spending offsets or strike money from projects not seen as emergency. Still, supporters from both parties believe they have the numbers to push through the entire package.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Extreme cold has forced a school district north of Phoenix to cancel Tuesday's classes. Tuesday's high is expected to be only 21 degrees near Window Rock, Ariz. In California, some citrus growers are resorting to wind machines to prevent crop damage. An agriculture official says produce prices could be impacted.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Oprah Winfrey has apparently accomplished what no one else has been able to do -- get disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to admit to doping. A source tells The AP that Armstrong confessed that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network.