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  • Under pressure, Chuck Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, Obama said he and...

  • AP Source: Defense Secretary Hagel resigning from Obama Cabinet Monday

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Source: Defense Secretary Hagel resigning from Obama Cabinet Monday.

  • Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

    Yesterday

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king. The punishment is the latest manifestation of an intensified crackdown on alleged criticism of...

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

    Yesterday

    The Flint Journal. Nov. 16. Flint Charter Revision Commission election shouldn't be rushed When Flint voters decided Nov. 4 to allow the first city charter revision in 40 years, they did so because they recognized the pressing need to revamp city government to meet the challenges of...

  • 2 men rescued from sinking boat in Chesapeake Bay

    Yesterday

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued two men after their boat began sinking in the Chesapeake Bay. Coast Guard officials got a call around 3 p.m. Sunday reporting that two men were on board a sinking boat near the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse near Annapolis. Coast Guard...

  • Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips has denied he played any role in making them. Investigation records say his DNA was found on the underside of an adhesive sticker used to alter one of the phony chips, but previously undisclosed...

  • Surfer missing off beach south of San Francisco

    Yesterday

    PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is searching for a surfer last seen in the water off Pacifica south of San Francisco. The Coast Guard said in a statement Sunday night that it launched a helicopter and boat from its San Francisco sector just before 5 p.m. after a...

  • Crew docks at International Space Station

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian capsule roared into the...

  • SD group sponsoring farming training for veterans

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that assists veterans and their families is sponsoring scholarships for a farmer and rancher training program. The Farmer Veteran Coalition is offering the financial assistance for the 10-session training program that will take place...

  • VA cancels contract with St. Cloud wind turbine

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated the contract for a wind turbine at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. The turbine has sat idle since it was erected in 2011. On Friday, the VA said it was terminating an agreement with the lead contractor on the...

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