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  • Official: Fort Sam Houston under lockdown

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A desk sergeant at Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio Army post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason. The official says the lockdown began Sunday evening, and it's undetermined how long it will last. He declined to give his name due to department...

  • 1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus that had already crashed into a restaurant earlier in the day overturned Sunday in Northern California, killing one person and injuring dozens more, six of them seriously, authorities said. The bus traveling form Los Angeles to Pasco, Washington,...

  • Mexico summons Uruguay's ambassador over comment

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has summoned Uruguay's ambassador for talks after the South American country's president described Mexico as a kind of "failed state" in a magazine interview. Mexico's foreign ministry released a statement Sunday expressing its "surprise and categorical...

  • Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday. Frank Sesno, director...

  • Hundred attend memorial for Indiana aid worker

    Updated: 21 min ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana aid worker behead by Islamic State militants in Syria was praised for his humanitarian work Sunday during a memorial service attended by hundreds that included readings from the Bible and the Quran. Peter Kassig, who took the first name Abdul-Rahman...

  • Jacobs Engineering CEO to retire this year

    Updated: 37 min ago

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The construction services firm Jacobs Engineering says CEO Craig Martin will retire in late December because of health reasons. The company announced Sunday that former CEO and current board chairman Noel Watson will serve as executive chairman until a...

  • Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino....

  • 'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate's "Mockingjay" opened well below...

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows...

  • Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday. The gunman was identified as 53-year-old Curtis Wade Holley....

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