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Trees for Troops now accepting online donations

CHESTERFIELD, Missouri (WDTN) – For the first time, Trees for Troops is accepting online donations.

Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to members of the armed forces and their families each Christmas. 160 more words


Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. 634 more words


NAACP Blasts Speaker-elect’s Racial Comments

RENO, Nev. (AP) – The Reno-Sparks NAACP called on Republicans in the Nevada Assembly on Thursday to reconsider their recent choice of Assemblyman Ira Hansen to serve as speaker in 2015, saying the Sparks conservative has demonstrated a long history of racial insensitivity and bigotry. 475 more words

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United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Louis Chenevert (Shen-eh-’VAIR), the chief executive officer of aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies Corp., is retiring abruptly after six years and will be succeeded by the company’s chief financial officer. 118 more words


Photos: American Music Awards Fashion

(WTNH)– Check out what the stars were wearing while walking the red carpet, accepting awards and hitting the stage at this year’s American Music Awards.


Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team. 494 more words


Report: Defense Secy Hagel steps down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Administration sources say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

Hagel, a former Republican senator, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013. 103 more words