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Incoming General Motors CEO Mary Barra introduces the 2015 GMC Canyon at media previews for the North American International Auto Show, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students

DETROIT (AP) — The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science. Mary Barra’s first […]

01/12/2014

In this image from video provided by NASA the Cygnus resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station early Sunday Jan. 12, 2013. The spacecraft is expected to arrive on the station later this morning. It is packed with 3,000 pounds of equipment and experiments provided by NASA, as well as food and even some ants for an educational project. Christmas presents also are on board for the six space station residents; the delivery is a month late. (AP Photo/NASA)

Christmas delivery finally for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The six space station astronauts finally got their Christmas presents Sunday with the arrival of a privately launched supply ship that took an extra month to soar. The spacemen opened […]

01/12/2014

This March 19, 2013 file photo shows Canadian singer Justin Bieber performing during a concert at Bercy arena in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Neighbor accuses Justin Bieber of egging home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating Justin Bieber for yet another dispute with a neighbor that could land him in court. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says Bieber has been named […]

01/12/2014

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Senators say rail safety agency to rule on train cameras

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators say a federal rail safety agency plans to propose a rule regarding the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents. Charles Schumer of […]

01/12/2014

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Tyson Foods recalls 33K pounds of chicken product

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a […]

01/12/2014

In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s drug suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court. Rodriguez also […]

01/11/2014

In this Oct. 21, 1998 file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon, right, stands near but does not look at, or shake hands with, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at Wye Plantation, Maryland. Before becoming a candidate, Sharon proudly boasted he had never shaken hands with Arafat, and called the Palestinian leader a "murderer and a liar" in an interview with the New Yorker magazine. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. (AP Photo/Israel Government Press Office, File)

Ariel Sharon, Israel’s bulldozer in politics, dies at 85

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was vintage Ariel Sharon: His hefty body bobbing behind a wall of security men, the ex-general led a march onto a Jerusalem holy site, staking a bold claim to a shrine […]

01/11/2014

Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Marketing efforts to uninsured youth ramp up

MIAMI (AP) — The so-called “young invincibles” are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and […]

01/01/2014

Sanaz Nezami. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sara Nezami)

Nurses, family bond online as Iranian dies in US

A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the patient’s forehead. More than 6,000 miles away, Sanaz Nezami’s family in Iran watched the simple act over a laptop computer and wept. Nezami, a vibrant 27-year-old woman […]

01/01/2014

Fire on Mirasol St. knocked down in under 1 hour

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City firefighters needed help from county and Vernon firefighters to subdue a stubborn, general alarm blaze that broke out this morning at a commercial building in Boyle Heights, a fire department spokesman said. The […]

01/01/2014

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (AP Photo)

Justice delays health law’s birth control mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama’s new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control. Justice Sonia […]

01/01/2014

Marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off an experiment that will be watched closely around the world and one that activists hope will prove that legalization […]

01/01/2014

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