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Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

January 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 26, 2008 file photo, then Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., speaks on foreign policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington. President Barack Obama may round out his new national security leadership team next week, with a nomination for defense secretary expected and a pick to lead the CIA possible. Hagel is [&hellip...

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Salvors ready Shell drill ship for tow attempt

January 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC incident commander Sean Churchfield announces the preparations for an attempt to pull the Shell drill ship Kulluk off rocks near a remote Alaska island at a press conference in the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center on Saturday, Jan....

Some gun shows canceling after Conn. mass shooting

January 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Tim Wilkes, right, looks down the barrel of a hunting rifle during the 2013 Rocky Mountain Gun Show at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. In spite of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., gun enthusiasts packed in by...

McChrystal takes blame for Rolling Stone article

January 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This July 23, 2010, file photo shows Gen. Stanley McChrystal reviewing troops for the last time as he is honored at a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington. Speaking out for the first time since he resigned, retired Gen. Stanley...

Obama wants action on government’s borrowing limit

January 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, the dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington. By delaying hard choices on spending, the fiscal cliff deal guaranteed more confrontation and...

SC woman, oldest living US citizen, dies at 114

January 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this April 16, 2008 photo, Mamie J. Rearden, poses with her daughters Martha O. Reardon, left, and Mary R. McCain in Edgefield, S.C. Mamie Readen, a 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died, two of her daughters...

Sides in NHL labor rift meet all day with mediator

January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly speak to reporters in New York. The NHL made a new proposal to the players’ association, hoping to spark talks to end the long lockout...

Woman arrested in decade-old LA child porn case

January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows Letha Mae Montemayor, who was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. Montemayor, 52, and an unidentified man were arrested a day...

Wounded ex-Rep. Giffords meets with Conn. families

January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords blows a kiss after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. A spokesman on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 said Connecticut’s...

Alabama avoiding the D word _ for now

January 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the trophy as he celebrates with his team after defeating LSU 21-0 in the BCS national nhampionship NCAA college football game in New Orleans. The D word – as in dynasty...