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  • Famed architect gets 6 months for drug smuggling

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An acclaimed architect was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for hiding nearly 13 pounds of cocaine in his minivan’s battery before he tried to …


  • Famed architect to be sentenced for drug smuggling

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eugenio Velazquez is not a typical courier busted for smuggling drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border. The acclaimed architect will be sentenced Monday for trying to bring …


  • Tijuana architect was an unlikely drug courier

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eugenio Velazquez doesn’t fit the mold of the down-on-his luck, uneducated, underemployed courier who ferries drugs to the U.S. for Mexican drug cartels. The dual citizen …


  • Sandy is thought to have slowed US hiring in Nov.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Superstorm Sandy is widely thought to have slowed U.S. job growth last month. The only question is how much — an answer that’s expected to emerge Friday …


  • 5 states to increase class time in some schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states announced Monday that …


  • 5 states to increase class time in some schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce …


  • After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hum of massive mobile generators, boilers and pumps emerges blocks from Manhattan’s Financial District and turns into a steady din south of Wall Street — …


  • After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Parts of lower Manhattan’s Financial District are still laboring to recover nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy. A real estate consulting firm says that of the …


  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts host anti-abuse forum

    Even as its past policies on sex-abuse prevention fuel controversy, the Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium Thursday with other national youth organizations, hoping to share …


  • Ariz. school lands free Mass. Christian campus

    BOSTON (AP) — The owners of an historic campus in the hills of western Massachusetts announced Friday that they’ll give it away to a Christian college from Arizona that plans …


  • Partisan Dems, GOP can only agree defense cuts bad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The only thing a bitterly partisan Congress can agree on as it heads for the exits is that looming defense cuts will have a devastating effect on …


  • Homeowners association members face violence

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Disagreements that boil over into shouting matches, finger-pointing and even fistfights are often part of neighborhood homeowners association meetings, but the kind of violence that erupted …


  • Plan for suburban Detroit mosque draws resistance

    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — On a prime piece of real estate in suburban Detroit stands a large, vacant elementary school with no vestiges of life — save for a …


  • Reported theft of Romney tax records being probed

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Secret Service said Wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records during a break-in at …


  • Secret Service probing theft of Romney tax records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it’s investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records before 2010. A letter sent anonymously to …


  • Tapping engineers, families for hospital safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients …


  • NYPD: Empire State victims hit by police gunfire

    NEW YORK (AP) — All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two …

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