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Women at war: Pentagon is easing its job limits

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Military Personnel Policy Vee Penrod speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, to talk about the results of the department’s Women in Service Review. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — New orders from the Pentagon: The military on Thursday formally opened thousands of jobs to women...

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Thousands join first lady for 'Let's Move' outing

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

First lady Michelle Obama does the Interlude dance with kids on stage during a Let’s Move event with children from Iowa schools, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Wells Fargo Arena in De Moines, Iowa, during her three day national tour celebrating the...

Family plucked from Pacific after boat capsizes

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bradley James, right, reacts to a note his nine-year-old West James wrote while in the offices of Horizon Shipping after they were rescued from their sinking sail boat by a cargo ship, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 in Honolulu. The Canadian family was attempting...

US Marines posed with Nazi symbol in Afghanistan

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Sept. 2010 photo posted recently on the Titiusville, Fla.- based arms manufacturer Knight’s Armament’s Internet blog, shows members of Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. in Sangin, Helmand province,...

British man wanted in '93 heist nabbed in Missouri

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Undated handout photo of British fugitive Eddie Maher who has been arrested in America after he had been on the run for 19 years after a $1.5 million raid on a security van in 1993. Maher, known as “Fast Eddie”, was arrested Wednesday Feb 8 2011...

APNewsBreak: Sources: New military roles for women

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marine Sgt. Monica Perez, of San Diego, left, helps Lance Cpl. Mary Shloss of Hammond, Ind. put on her head scarf before heading out on a patrol with Golf Company, 2nd Batallion, 3rd Regiment of the 2nd MEB,...

GOP vows to reverse Obama birth control policy

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, to criticize President Barack Obama for insisting that employers must provide health insurance that includes birth control for women. (AP...

Washington state lawmakers pass gay marriage bill

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, center, is congratulated by Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines, left, and Drew Hansen, D-Kitsap County, after the House voted to legalize gay marriage in Washington state Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. The action comes a...

APNewsBreak: 8 minutes to send cops to Powell home

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A growing memorial of candles, toys, and balloons are placed in back of the home, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, where Josh Powell and his two sons were killed Sunday, in Graham, Wash., in what police said appeared to be a deliberately set fire. Powell, the husband...

Mo. teen gets life sentence, apologizes for murder

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo released Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 by the Cole County sheriff’s office shows Alyssa Bustamante. Bustamante, 18, who confessed to murdering a young neighbor girl, was described as a thrill killer by prosecutors and a mentally disturbed child by...