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Deficit cutters look to Pentagon budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - One war is done, another is winding down and the calls to cut the deficit are deafening. The military, a beneficiary of robust budgets for more than a decade, is coming to grips with a new reality - fewer dollars.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

NEW YORK (AP) - The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" is taking a leave of absence from the popular kids' show in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza fire increases pressure on Israel to hit back

JERUSALEM (AP) - Gaza militants pummeled southern Israel with rockets for a third day in a row on Monday, increasing internal pressure on the Israeli government to retaliate.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More women have driver's licenses than men in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women have passed men on the nation's roads. More women than men now have driver's licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have safety and economic implications.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect dead, officer wounded in station shooting

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A man killed Sunday in a shootout at a suburban Detroit police headquarters first tried to shoot an officer behind bulletproof glass before officers exchanged gunfire with him, police said.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Afghans find hope for justice in video testimony

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before they described the bloodbath he's accused of committing.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who escaped from Ariz. jail back in custody

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona inmate being held on attempted murder and robbery charges escaped from his jail cell Sunday before detectives apprehended him hours later in downtown Phoenix, said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: US judges' criminal caseloads vary widely

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal judges across the nation are shouldering criminal caseloads that vary widely in size, sometimes even among judges in the same courthouse, according to a study released Sunday.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US colleges look to foreign students

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana University. Five years ago, there were 87 undergraduates from China on its idyllic, All-American campus in Bloomington. This year: 2,224.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Laughing in the storm: Comics don't shy from Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) - Comedian Dave Attell told a packed house at the Comedy Cellar that New York after Superstorm Sandy had a familiar feel. "It was dark. Toilets were backing up. ... It was pretty much like it always was."

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Condom conundrum: Porn industry ponders latex law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The show must go on, is the entertainer's credo, and it did just that in the nation's Porn Capital even after Los Angeles County voted to require performers to use condoms when filming sex scenes.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lakers hire Mike D'Antoni as new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Mike D'Antoni, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to a four-year contract to replace Mike Brown.

November 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel drawn into Syria fighting for first time

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighboring Syria for the first time Sunday, firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


As days without power drag on, frustration simmers

NEW YORK (AP) - New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Greece passes 2013 austerity budget

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget early Monday, an essential step in Greece's efforts to persuade its international creditors to unblock a vital rescue loan installment without which the country will go bankrupt.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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