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Hagel resigns as defense secretary

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago. | Video

Ferguson, Missouri poised as grand jury ruling on shooting looms

FERGUSON, Mo. - Schools were closed, barricades erected and stores boarded up on Monday as a tense St. Louis suburb awaited word on whether charges will be filed against a white police officer who shot and killed a black teenager more than three months ago. | Video

12:11pm EST

Confession of accused Etan Patz killer admissible as evidence: NY court

NEW YORK - The confession of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, who vanished from a New York street more than three decades ago, can be used as evidence against him, a Manhattan court ruled on Monday.

12:24pm EST

New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weather warms.

Environment, 12:48pm EST

Two more deaths identified by GM ignition-switch program

NEW YORK - Two additional deaths have been attributed to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co vehicles, bringing the total to 35, according a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program to compensate for deaths and accidents linked to the part.

Arts 11:22am EST

Alleged Sinaloa cartel logistics head to be sentenced in Chicago

CHICAGO - An alleged top member of the Sinaloa drug trafficking cartel will appear in court for sentencing on Monday in a case that has highlighted Chicago's role as a hub for distributing tons of cocaine throughout the United States from 1998 to 2008.

10:20am EST

Seattle councillors to vote on funding Internet access at homeless camps

SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council was expected to vote Monday on a measure that would fund Internet access at the city's homeless camps.

9:01am EST

Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghan capital: sources

KABUL - Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials and sources said.

World, Afghanistan 7:33am EST

Outerwall hikes prices for movie, video game rentals

- Outerwall Inc hiked prices for renting movies and video games at its Redbox kiosks to help fund improvements in its business as streaming sites reduce demand for DVDs.

Entertainment, 8:37am EST

U.S. Army base in Texas lifts lockdown after suspicious vehicle found

SAN ANTONIO - A brief lockdown at a U.S Army base in San Antonio was lifted after officials detained a man on Sunday in what a military spokesman described as a "high-security incident," while adding there was no threat.

23 Nov 2014

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