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UPDATE: Hagel takes helm at Pentagon after bitter fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Hagel was sworn in Wednesday as defense secretary - President Barack Obama's third in just over four years - and said that one of his highest priorities will be ensuring fair treatment of troops, veterans and their families.

February 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The party's over for Fashion's Night Out

NEW YORK (AP) - The party's over for Fashion's Night Out.

February 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dennis Rodman worms his way into North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style - tattoos, nose studs and all - to the country with possibly the world's strictest dress code: North Korea.

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World's postal services struggle with lower demand

OTAKI, New Zealand (AP) - Sandra Vidulich is so excited about the leather boots she ordered through Amazon that she rips open the box in front of the postman and tries them on.

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Auction of recluse's gold nets $3.5 million

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The tale of a mysterious Nevada recluse's gold reached a new chapter Tuesday when a portion of the trove raked in more than $3.5 million at auction.

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Uncertainty clouds future of Calif nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mounting bill tied to the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California jumped to more than $400 million through December, as the company that runs it contends with costly repairs and a host of questions about its future, regulatory filings and officials said Tuesday.

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters head to polls in ex-Rep. Jackson's district

CHICAGO (AP) - After a fierce primary campaign dominated by gun control, ethics and economic woes, voters were choosing the likely replacement for Jesse Jackson Jr. on Tuesday, three months after his legal troubles and battle with depression forced the son of the civil rights leader to resign from Congress.

February 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Billionaire launches plans for Titanic replica

NEW YORK (AP) - What could possibly go wrong?

February 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd major snowstorm paralyzes parts of Midwest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For the second time in a week, a major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow atop cities still choked with piles from the previous system and making travel perilous from the Oklahoma panhandle to the Great Lakes.

February 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


BP executive testifies at Gulf oil spill trial

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A ranking BP executive testified Tuesday that the London-based oil giant and its contractors share the responsibility for preventing blowouts like the one that killed 11 workers and spawned the nation's worst offshore oil spill in 2010.

February 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Half-dozen ex-LAPD officers seek firing reviews

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At least six former officers have requested a reopening of their termination cases since the Los Angeles Police Department started investigating allegations by a former officer who left a trail of violence to avenge his firing.

February 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More water, less buzz in Bud, Michelob beer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Beer lovers across the U.S. have accused Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands, in class-action suits seeking millions in damages.

February 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tribune hires advisers to field newspaper bids

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tribune Co. says it has hired investment banks JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Evercore Partners to help it sell its newspapers, which include the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times.

February 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama's pick the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military.

February 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists in Egypt

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) - The terror lasted less than two minutes: Smoke poured from a hot air balloon carrying sightseers on a sunrise flight over the ancient city of Luxor, it burst in a flash of flame and then plummeted about 1,000 feet to earth. A farmer watched helplessly as tourists trying to escape the blazing gondola leaped to their deaths.

February 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Marine Corps to help families displaced by crash

IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunt on for Canadian suspected in police killings

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Witnesses: Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC officials: 34 injured in Staten Island fire

NEW YORK (AP) - Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 teens hit in intersection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three 14-year-old girls were hospitalized Wednesday after a car crashed into them at a North Hollywood crosswalk.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


McCain, Sanders push for VA health care deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A half dozen key lawmakers were struggling Wednesday to quickly craft a compromise bill to help veterans facing long appointment waits at VA hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Western couple held in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The family of a pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them and their child from Taliban captors, The Associated Press has learned.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Now application 'inconsistencies' vex health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama'slaw.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: auto thefts reported

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

June 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A new 'Destiny' for non-sequel video games at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't call it a comeback.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kashkari to make middle-class appeal for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in November.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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