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US News: Miss New York is New Miss America; Suspect Shot in Movie Theater

By: AP
By: AP
Miss South Carolina (left) and Miss New York

Miss South Carolina (left) and Miss New York

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., has won the title of Miss America.
Mallory Hagan won the Las Vegas beauty pageant Saturday night after tap dancing to James Brown's "Get Up Off of That Thing" and answering a question about whether armed guards belong in grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence.
Hagan defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who finished third.
Hagan wins a $50,000 college scholarship and gets the crown for one year. Her platform was stopping child sexual abuse.
She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising money for the Children's Miracle Network, the organization's official charity.

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego police officer has shot and critically injured an armed man in a movie theater.
Officer David Stafford said police went to Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain 12 in response to a domestic violence call Saturday afternoon.
Stafford said the shooting occurred inside a theater at about 3:50 p.m. The officer was not hurt.
No other details were immediately released.
A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said the suspect was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
U-T San Diego reports witnesses were evacuated from the theater.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oracle Corp. says it will soon fix a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security.
In a statement, the company says it was "aware of a flaw in Java software integrated with web browsers."
The glitch is only in the JDK7 version of the software and the company says it "does not affect Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops and other devices."
Oracle adds "A fix will be available shortly."
On late Thursday, the DHS had advised people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Computer security experts believed hackers had found a flaw in Java's coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.
Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer's operating system.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong says he will answer questions "directly, honestly and candidly" during an interview with Oprah Winfrey next week.
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the cyclist will also apologize and make a limited confession to using performance-enhancing drugs.
Armstrong has spent more than a decade denying that he doped to win the Tour de France seven times. Without saying whether he would confess or apologize during the taping, Armstrong tells The Associated Press he told Winfrey "to go wherever she wants."
A confession would be a stunning reversal for Armstrong after years of public statements, interviews and court battles in which he denied doping and zealously protected his reputation.
Armstrong was stripped of his titles and banned from the sport for life last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping agency issued a detailed report accusing him of leading a sophisticated and brazen drug program on his U.S. Postal Service teams.

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's governor has declared a public health emergency for the state because of the severity of the flu season.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. His executive order suspends for the next month the state law that limits the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents only to individuals 18 years of age or older.
Pharmacists will also be allowed to administer flu vaccinations to patients between 6 months and 18 years of age.
The order comes as nearly 20,000 cases of influenza have been reported in the state this season. That's more than four times the 4,400 positive laboratory tests reported all of last season.
The annual flu season hit about a month early and illness is now widespread in 47 states.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget about the government minting a $1 trillion coin to solve its debt-limit crisis.
Treasury Department spokesman Anthony Coley said Saturday that neither his department nor the Federal Reserve believes the law can or should be used to produce such a coin to avoid a coming battle with Congress over government borrowing.
Some of President Barack Obama's liberal allies have been promoting the coin strategy.
The government has reached its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit. By late February or early March, Treasury will run out of ways to cover debts and could begin defaulting on government loans.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says Congress has two options at its disposal: either pay the tab for its spending or send the nation into default, which would have serious economic consequences.

DENVER (AP) -- Baltimore's Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal 1:42 into the second overtime Saturday to lift the Ravens to a 38-35 victory over the Denver Broncos in the AFC playoffs.
The Ravens (12-6) forced overtime on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation, after Jones slipped behind a pair of Broncos defenders along the sideline.
Late in the first overtime, Peyton Manning threw across his body on second down and Corey Graham picked off the ball to give the Ravens the ball on the Denver 45. Two plays later, the first overtime ended and the teams switched directions, and after three Ray Rice runs up the middle, Tucker sailed his game-winner through the uprights with room to spare.
Baltimore will travel to either New England or Houston for the AFC title game next Sunday, as linebacker Ray Lewis' career extends at least one more game.
In the NFC Saturday night, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 45-31.


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