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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Nicknamed "Fat Leonard," the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years. But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections to obtain military secrets by lining up prostitutes, Lady Gaga tickets and other bribes for a U.S. commander, in a scandal reverberating across the Navy.
CHICAGO – Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no.
WASHINGTON — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide, officials said. Los Angeles police Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said the unidentified suspect, who was apparently injured following an exchange of gunfire with officers, was in custody.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ponder will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement on Friday. Frazier has tabbed Ponder over Josh Freeman in a somewhat surprising decision. After spending three games on the sideline, Ponder returned to the starting lineup last weekend against the Green Bay Packers while Freeman sat out with a concussion. But he did little to inspire confidence that he was capable of being the long-term answer at the position.
ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teacher faces a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly throwing an 11-pound backpack at a student's head during class.
WASHINGTON — Move over, website woes.
NEW YORK — The Jonas Brothers are disbanding. Nick, Joe and Kevin announced Tuesday they're ending their highly successful run. The news comes after the brothers abruptly canceled their tour...
RANDALL, Minn. — Authorities have identified the woman who died after falling out of the door of a recreational vehicle in Morrison County. Sheriff's officials say 26-year-old Ashley Cannon, of Little Falls, fell against the door when the RV began to move Sunday in Randall. The Brainerd Dispatch reports the door opened and Cannon fell on the pavement and struck her head. She died at St. Cloud Hospital.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jeff Gordon used an unprecedented chairman's selection to get into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship 48 hours before the opening race. Now Gordon is trying his hardest to parlay that exemption from NASCAR chairman Brian France into a fifth title.