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Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock is to be presented with the Favorite Humanitarian award at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he "misspoke" when he said Hurricane Katrina devastation was "nothing in comparison" to that of Superstorm Sandy.
U.S. Sen. David Vitter Monday slammed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as an "idiot" for comparing Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina victims.
There was significant progress in improving public health preparedness during the past 10 years, but gains were undermined by funding cuts, researchers say.
UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.
U.S. politics, the London Olympics, economic developments in the United States and Europe and the unrest in the Arab world topped the news in 2012.
Republican lawmakers are split on whether billions of dollars in disaster aid for Northeast U.S. Hurricane Sandy victims should be offset with spending cuts.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten in New Orleans said Thursday he was resigning, apparently the result of an online comment scandal involving his office.
President Obama intends to request about $50 billion in emergency spending from Congress to rebuild states affected by Hurricane Sandy, officials said.