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Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on…

Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

(BOSTON, AP) — A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him “the money…

PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

By JASON DEAREN   (SAN FRANCISCO, AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline…

More mudslide victims found as state seeks new aid

By LISA BAUMANN and MANUEL VALDES (DARRINGTON, Wash., AP) — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay…

4 hurt, 400 evacuated after Washington plant fire

(PLYMOUTH, Wash., AP) — Authorities now say one of the four injured in an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing plant along the Washington-Oregon border was sent to…

GM recall: Many victims were young drivers

By TOM KRISHER (DETROIT, AP) — As the deaths are tallied from General Motors’ delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were…

Train operator in Chicago crash had fallen asleep

By JASON KEYSER (CHICAGO, AP) — A federal investigator says the operator of a Chicago commuter train that crashed at O’Hare International Airport acknowledged she dozed off before the accident…

WTC parachute jump condemned as ‘selfish act’

(NEW YORK, AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York police commissioner denounced the parachute jump off 1 World Trade Center last fall…

FCC: Thousands of hotels don’t offer direct 911

By NOMAAN MERCHANT (DALLAS, AP) — Tens of thousands of hotels don’t allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after…

Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

By BROCK VERGAKIS (NORFOLK, Va., AP) — Aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world’s largest naval base, a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect…