- - Sunday, January 6, 2013

TUCSON — A TV interview with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and her husband will air on the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six and wounded Ms. Giffords and 12 others.

ABC says Ms. Giffords and Mark Kelly, a retired Navy officer and astronaut, will speak during the interview about a new initiative, which the network didn’t specify. A call to a Giffords spokeswoman wasn’t immediately returned Sunday.

The interview with anchor Diane Sawyer will air at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Ms. Giffords and Mr. Kelly met last week with the families of victims in the Connecticut school shooting and separately with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a longtime gun control advocate.


** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Obama signs legislation for flood insurance claims

President Obama signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy.

The law increases the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which had warned that it was set to run out of money without additional dollars from Congress.

The White House said more than 100,000 flood claim payments from Sandy would be delayed without the additional money.

The House has yet to act on a larger, more comprehensive Sandy aid package. House Speaker John A. Boehner has promised a vote Jan. 15 on that $51 billion package, and Senate leaders have promised a vote the following week.


Rand Paul’s teen son arrested, charged with underage drinking

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Rand Paul’s son was charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct on a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.

William Hilton Paul, 19, was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, charged with consuming beer/wine underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive, the paper reported.

In a brief statement, the elder Mr. Paul’s office said that “as many parents with teenagers would understand,” the family requested their privacy be respected “in a situation such as this.”

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