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  • Panetta to meet with China leaders, tour navy base

    BEIJING (AP) — A day after the U.S. forged an agreement to put a second missile defense radar system in Japan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Monday in China, …


  • AP IMPACT: Varied license laws for older drivers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Wiseman notices it’s harder to turn and check his car’s blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his …


  • Chicago teachers strike enters 2nd week

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that’s entering its second week and has left …


  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Monday in Washington, where she will be presented Congress’ highest award. It’s the latest milestone in her remarkable journey …


  • AP Sources: Obama launches new China trade action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching a new trade enforcement case against China as he seeks an advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney on an economic issue that …


  • Calif. DNA collection from arrestees challenged

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Alabama man was charged this month with the 1980 murder of an Oxnard teen. A Placerville man was arrested last month for a 1986 rape …


  • Insider attacks on US troops concern Panetta

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that while he is very concerned about rogue Afghan troops and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied forces, …


  • Panetta: US-Japan agree on new defense system

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second defense system in Japan aimed at protecting the country …


  • Panetta: US-Japan agree on new missile system

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second missile defense system in Japan. The exact location has not …


  • Panetta wants peaceful resolution of Asia disputes

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging countries involved in territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region to find a way to peacefully resolve those problems before they …


  • Weighing offer, Chicago teachers remain on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they need more time before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff …


  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. SCHOOL’S STILL OUT IN CHICAGO


  • Chicago teachers union to continue strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central …


  • Idaho couple works to recovers drowning victims

    KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Gene Ralston and his wife left their home in southwestern Idaho less than a week after he had a coronary angioplasty, putting another 2,400 miles on …


  • ‘The Master’ smashes box-office records

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson’s cult drama “The Master” commanded a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing records on just a handful of screens. The Weinstein Co. …


  • Israeli PM makes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case on Iran directly to U.S. voters Sunday, telling the American public in televised interviews that the White House must …


  • Israeli PM makes takes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a direct appeal to American voters on Sunday to elect a president willing to draw a “red line” with Iran, comparing …


  • ‘Resident Evil’ rules box office with $21.1M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Resident Evil: Retribution” ruled the box office this weekend, taking in an estimated $21.1 million. The fifth film in the Sony Screen Gems action franchise, starring …


  • Police: Fla. boy, 13, killed 2-year-old brother

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street. The grandmother taking care …


  • Wisconsin fetal abduction, murder trial to begin

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — It’s been almost a year since Maritza Ramirez-Cruz bled to death when her full-term fetus was cut from her womb, and her three surviving children don’t go …


  • UN ambassador says Libya attack was spontaneous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadly assault on a U.S. consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday, even …


  • Rice: ‘No daylight’ between US, Israel on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s ambassador to the United Nations says there’s “no daylight” between the United States and Israel when it comes to stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. …


  • Panetta concerned Asia disputes could expand

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he’s concerned that the territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region could spark provocations and result in violence that could involve other …


  • Panetta: violence leveling off; protests to go on

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the turmoil raging across the Muslim world is likely to continue into the days ahead, but he …


  • FBI: Operation tracking Chicago teen took months

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — The investigation started months ago, when the FBI noticed an email message: A man in the Chicago suburbs was using an account to distribute chatter about …


  • Will it end? Chicago teachers to vote on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district met late Sunday for a crucial vote that could end their weeklong strike, as parents and city officials alike waited …


  • US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


  • US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


  • Woman to lead Air Force training after sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force chose a woman Saturday to lead its basic training unit at a Texas base where dozens of female recruits have alleged they were …


  • Google says it won’t take down anti-Muslim clip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google is refusing a White House request to take down an anti-Muslim clip on YouTube, but is restricting access to it in certain countries. The White House …

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