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Hagel resigns as defense secretary


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

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 of New York in 1979 could be used as evidence against him, a Manhattan court ruled on Monday.

11:20am EST

Buried under snow, Buffalo, N.Y., braces for high winds

BUFFALO, N.Y. - State offices in Buffalo, New York, which is still struggling to dig out from as much as seven feet of snow, reopened on Monday as the region braced for high winds that could bring power outages.

Environment, 11:07am EST

Grand jury expected to resume Ferguson police shooting deliberations

FERGUSON, Mo. - A St. Louis-area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a white policeman who shot and killed a black teenager in a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and set the city on edge. | Video

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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.

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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.

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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

Crews rescue two women in Chicago apartment collapse

- Search-and-rescue crews pulled two women and a dog from the rubble of a collapsed Chicago apartment building on Sunday night and were searching for more victims, fire officials said.

23 Nov 2014

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