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  • Racist Facebook rant on Obama gets cop suspended

    Racist Facebook rant on Obama gets cop suspended
    “Go die in a shallow grave you Muslim commie,” ┬áread the Facebook comment, which was directed at President Obama and posted by someone calling himself Coon Trapper. But officials in the Village of Pleasantville, N.Y., say Coon Trapper was...
  • No jail for 2 cantaloupe farmers guilty in deadly listeria outbreak

    No jail for 2 cantaloupe farmers guilty in deadly listeria outbreak
    DENVER -- Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers linked to the nation's deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in a quarter-century were sentenced Tuesday to probation and home detention, but the judge said he wasn't sending them to prison so that they could...
  • Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security

    Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security
    WASHINGTON — Insiders like Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a potentially greater danger to national security than terrorists, America's spy chiefs warned Wednesday in their annual report to Congress on...
  • Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'

    Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'
    With calls for a day of service to the poor and a renewed commitment to nonviolence, Americans on Monday commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will...
  • Change Careers: Learn new skills and explore the Southland's rapidly growing job market

    Change Careers: Learn new skills and explore the Southland's rapidly growing job market
    Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high across the country. In Los Angeles County, more than 500,000 people are currently out of work. But there are plenty of jobs to be had — so long as you’re looking in the right place or you’re...
  • Thomas V. Jones dies at 93; former Northrop CEO

    Thomas V. Jones dies at 93; former Northrop CEO
    When Thomas V. Jones took control of Northrop Corp. in 1960, it was a secondary aerospace company whose future was uncertain, but the legendary gambles Jones made over the next 30 years swept the company to the top ranks of the defense industry during the...
  • Cheating on tests at nuclear facility was common, ex-officers say

    Cheating on tests at nuclear facility was common, ex-officers say
    WASHINGTON—Air Force officers responsible for safeguarding and operating nuclear-armed missiles at a base in Montana cheated for years on monthly readiness tests, but rarely faced punishment even though some commanders were aware of the misconduct,...
  • Two officers at nuclear missile site targeted in drug investigation

    Two officers at nuclear missile site targeted in drug investigation
    WASHINGTON — Two Air Force officers overseeing nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana air base are being investigated for involvement in illegal drugs, the latest in a string of misconduct cases involving officers who look after the nation's atomic...
  • Lawrence Kitchen dies at 90; Lockheed head dominated aerospace industry

    Lawrence Kitchen dies at 90; Lockheed head dominated aerospace industry
    Lawrence O. Kitchen, the business-savvy ex-Marine who ran Lockheed Corp. in an era when the aerospace industry was dominated by scientists and engineers, died Sunday in Woodland Hills of neurological complications. He was 90. Kitchen is credited with...
  • China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

    China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations
    China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface. It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
  • Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project

    Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project
    Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence. But as...