Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:51 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2013 11:52 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Officials say weather, tides and readiness will determine when Royal Dutch Shell PLC will try to move its grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing attempt. If the drill ship can be pulled from the rocks, it will be towed 30 miles to shelter in Kodiak Island's Kiliuda Bay.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) Authorities in Aurora, Colo., the same city where 12 people died in a July movie theater shooting, say four people are dead, including a gunman who holed up in a townhome for several hours. Police say the gunman fired shots at police from a second-story window before SWAT officers stormed the home Saturday. Once inside, they found the bodies of the gunman and three other adults.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it never occurred to him to be political in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In an AP interview, he says his praise of President Barack Obama's efforts and his criticism of House Speaker John Boehner's cancelation of a Sandy aid vote were just part of the job.
HONOLULU (AP) President Barack Obama is wrapping up his Hawaii vacation and plans to fly home Sunday. He'll face new battles in Congress over raising the country's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit, as well as scaling back more than $100 billion in automatic spending cuts for the military and domestic programs.
ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan and India traded accusations Sunday of violating the boundary line dividing the two sides' forces in the disputed northern region of Kashmir. Pakistan said an Indian cross-border raid on a border post killed one of its soldiers, while India said its troops had fired into Pakistan to retaliate for shelling that destroyed a home.