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  • VA regional director announces plans to retire

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal officials say a regional director of Veterans Affairs facilities in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina plans to retire in the near future. The Department of Veterans Affairs said in a statement that VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich has not...

  • Reed doesn't want defense job, spokesman says

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the senator isn't interested in becoming the nation's next defense secretary. The Rhode Island Democrat was among those mentioned as possible successors to U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Hagel announced Monday he is...

  • United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him. Chenevert, 56, is also stepping down as chairman. He had been appointed to both...

  • Hagel: US on stronger course toward security

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration has put the Defense Department and the United States on a stronger course toward stability and security. Hagel is speaking at the White House after submitting a resignation letter Monday. He says he's...

  • Under pressure, Chuck Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    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

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

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

  • Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    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

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    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

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    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

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    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...

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