Missed flu-shot day at the office last fall? And all those "get vaccinated" ads? A scramble for shots is under way as late-comers seek protection from a miserable flu strain already spreading through much of the country.
Leading gun-rights groups suggested Sunday that Congress would not pass major legislation limiting gun ownership ? in the face of President Obama and other leading Democratic lawmakers vowing for swift changes following the fatal Connecticut school shootings.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced strong support Sunday for said former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the country's next defense secretary by saying he is "superbly qualified" but criticized his Republican Party,  which has largely being critical of Hagel.