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Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald wins Bednarik Award
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player of the year in college football.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:15:32 -0500
Last moments recounted of official killed in crash
HONOLULU (AP) — In the final moments of her life, Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy clung to the hand of her deputy after a small plane taking them back to Honolulu crashed in the ocean off the island of Molokai.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:14:41 -0500
Mexico's Congress approves historic oil reform
Mexico's Congress approved historic energy reform aimed at luring foreign oil firms back into the country and ending the state's 75-year-old monopoly following a heated debate. After a marathon session that lasted nearly 24 hours, the lower house voted 353 to 134 for the legislation championed by President Enrique Pena Nieto, one day after it passed the Senate. Supporters pumped their fists and chanted "Mexico!" after the vote, while leftist opponents shouted "traitors" following a debate during which a couple of lawmakers scuffled and another stripped down to his underwear in discontent. Pena Nieto welcomed the vote on a "fundamental transformation that will drive economic growth and generate jobs in our country."
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:14:00 -0500
US moves ahead on plan to allow phone use in planes
US regulators opened the door to allowing mobile phone use on airplanes -- an issue that has stirred howls of protest over the potential for disruption in the skies. The Federal Communication Commission's 3-2 vote came after chairman Tom Wheeler said the action would merely publish rules for public comment, and determine the technical feasibility of in-flight phone use. Some 60 members of Congress signed a letter urging the regulatory agency to allow only text and Internet services in flight, without voice calls. Wheeler said however that potential problems should be addressed in the rule-making process, and that other agencies as well as airlines would be charged with determining whether to permit voice calls during flight.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:12:08 -0500
Denver leads Chargers 10-3 after 1st quarter
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell, and Matt Prater kicked a 32-yard field goal, helping the Denver Broncos to a 10-3 lead over the San Diego Chargers after the first quarter Thursday night.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:11:21 -0500
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