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AP sources: Pentagon opens combat roles to women

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 19, 2013 file photo shows Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaking during a news conference in London. Panetta has removed US military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening [&hellip...

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Sundance stars sound off on gun violence in film

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

From left, actresses Ellen Page, Brit Marling, director Zal Batmanglij and actor Alexander Skarsgard, from the film “The East” pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by...

Coast Guardsman in custody after disappearance

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This is an undated photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, of Petty Officer 1st Class Russell Matthews. Matthews, a Coast Guardsman who disappeared more than three months ago and showed up at his home over the weekend, is in military custody at Pearl Harbor...

After shootings, states rethink mental health cuts

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Caseworker Cheryl Boone talks to a client during a therapy session at the Johnson County Mental Health Center Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Shawnee, Kan. Lawmakers across the nation are rethinking cuts in mental health care spending in the wake of recent...

Women have caught up to men on lung cancer risk

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 20, 2006 file photo, a woman smokes a cigarette during a break from work in downtown Chicago. New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine’s issue coming out Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, finds that women who smoke...

Army general defers plea at hearing on sex charges

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, left, leaves a Fort Bragg, N.C. courthouse with a member of his defense team, Maj. Elizabeth Ramsey, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, after he deferred entering a plea at his arraignment on charges of fraud, forcible sodomy,...

Obama’s lofty inaugural ideals run into reality

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama during their dance at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn...

Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2013, photo, Vice President Joe Biden reacts with his wife, Jill, as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the White House, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, during the Inaugural Parade during the 57th Presidential...

Senate chair: Count up Hagel vote after hearing

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., with Secretary of Defense-nominee and former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., speaks to journalists following their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate...

Pa. ex-pastor convicted of murdering his 2nd wife

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Arthur Schirmer is led back into his murder trial at the courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Schirmer, a former minister, is charged with killing his second wife, Betty Jean Schirmer, in 2008 and staging a car accident to cover it up....