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  • Carbon monoxide leak sickens 42 midshipmen on Long Island

    A weekend leak of carbon monoxide has led to 42 students at the Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island being sent to hospitals for treatment, the type of mishap that causes about 20,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms each year.
  • Navy officer killed in Afghanistan receives Silver Star for bravery

    A Navy officer from Southern California who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009 was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in a ceremony Friday in Washington. Brooke Toner, the widow of Navy Lt. (j.g.) Francis Toner, accepted the Silver Star from...

    Navy Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, 26, Westlake Village; killed by Afghan soldier

    He was the person people always wanted to be around. A standout football player and homecoming king, Francis L. Toner IV had a smile for everyone at Westlake High School in Westlake Village. "The kid was pure goodness," said Christina Harrison, who...

    Don Hewitt dies at 86; creator of '60 Minutes'

    Don Hewitt dies at 86; creator of '60 Minutes'
    It began at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968. "Good evening. This is '60 Minutes,' " Harry Reasoner said into the camera. With fellow correspondent Mike Wallace seated next to him, Reasoner explained the concept of the new show -- one that had the...