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CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today the disciplinary action which has been taken against the Portland Winterhawks franchise for a series of violations of the WHL Regulations.
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jill Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined an effort Wednesday to build an education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to tell the stories of generations of veterans killed in combat, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Technology Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Park Jung-in, an 11-year-old South Korean, sleeps with her Android smartphone instead of a teddy bear. When the screen beams with a morning alarm, she wakes up, picks up her glasses and scrolls through tens of unread messages from
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are difficult to measure, a government report said.
Motorcyclists are involved in fatal
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game.
By ANGELA DELLI SANTIAssociated Press
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to spend the next year leading efforts to rebuild his home state after Superstorm Sandy - and running for re-election.
Christie announced his intention to seek a second term Monday, after telling
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Campaigners against female circumcision scored a major victory Monday with the approval by a key U.N. committee of a resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation.
The resolution, adopted by consensus by the U.N.
By MATT VOLZAssociated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - After nearly 17 years of courtroom arguments, congressional negotiations and Indian Country bickering, hundreds of thousands of Native Americans could see the first payments of a $3.4 billion U.S. government settlement by the end of the year,
By The Associated Press
Schapiro's SEC successor likely to follow her lead
WASHINGTON (AP) - The leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission will change next month. Its approach to regulation probably won't.
Mary Schapiro will step down as chairwoman after a tumultuous
By JEFF McMURRAYAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.
The $500 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball's