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Report: Israeli airstrikes hit eastern Lebanon

Lebanon's state news agency says Israeli aircraft have carried out two airstrikes in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian border.

The Israeli military declined comment.

The National News Agency says the air raids took place late Monday near the village of Nabi Sheet in the Bekaa Valley.

A Lebanese army ...

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke working on book

Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.

Bernanke told The Associated Press on Monday that he will focus not just on the defining moment of his time at the Fed, the 2008 financial crisis, but on the ...

Neil Young working on second memoir

Neil Young is not done with writing memoirs.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has a deal with Blue Rider Press for a book focusing on his passion for cars, while also featuring stories about his life in music.

Blue Rider, an imprint of Penguin Random House, told The ...

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton ending marriage

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are calling it quits.

A representative for the actress confirmed Monday that she and the singer are ending their nine-year marriage.

"We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the entertainers said in ...

Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader

With Viktor Yanukovych on the run, Ukraine's interim government drew up a warrant Monday for the fugitive president's arrest in the killing of anti-government protesters last week, while Russia issued its strongest condemnation yet of the new leaders in Kiev, deriding them as "Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks ...

Obama approves nuclear cooperation with Vietnam

President Barack Obama has approved an agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam in a sign of deepening ties between the former foes.

The U.S. and Vietnamese governments reached agreement in October. Congress now has 90 days to review it. If lawmakers do nothing, the ...

Adm. Nimitz's WWII operational diary posted online

The U.S. Naval War College released a trove of World War II information Monday by posting online the operational diary kept by the Pacific commander, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, during the war against Japan.

The 4,000-page multivolume collection includes a running summary of the situation for every day ...

Getting a clearer picture on Netflix-Comcast deal

After years of bickering, Netflix and Comcast are finally working together to provide their subscribers with a more enjoyable experience when they're watching movies and old television shows over high-speed Internet connections.

The new partnership is part of a breakthrough announced Sunday that requires Comcast's Internet service to ...

Kansas candidate says he erred in posting X-rays

A Kansas physician trying to oust three-term Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary is apologizing for posting graphic images of gunshot victims on his Facebook page.

Radiologist Milton Wolf said it was insensitive and inappropriate to have posted the X-ray images and macabre commentary on social media some years ...

Landmark Hispanic study may offer longevity clues

The government's largest-ever study of Hispanics' health may help answer why they live longer than other Americans but the first results suggest that for some, the trend might be in jeopardy.

Overall, high rates of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and pre-diabetes were found, especially among older adults. But ...

Pressure mounts over Arizona bill opposed by gays

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gay people.

Senate Bill 1062 has set off a political firestorm since ...

Dozens of veterans priorities rolled into 1 bill

It's hard to vote against veterans these days.

Majority Leader Harry Reid is counting on voters as well as lawmakers feeling that way in an election year as the Senate takes up legislation this week that addresses dozens of priorities that veterans groups have raised in recent years.

Two ...

White House: Yanukovych not actively Ukraine head

The Obama administration said Monday that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is not actively leading the country as U.S. officials began preparing for a potential aid package to help foster stability for a new government in the capital of Kiev.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration believes the ...

NYC mayor: I won't second-guess my NYPD driver

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says everyone must follow laws, but he won't question his drivers' judgment after video footage showed his official vehicle breaking several traffic laws as he sat in the front seat.

De Blasio said Monday that "no one is above the law." But ...

Dingell, longest-serving congressman, to retire

Rep. John Dingell, who played a key role in some of the biggest liberal legislative victories of the past 60 years, said Monday that he won't try to add to what is already the longest congressional career in history.

The Michigan Democrat, who was elected to his late father ...

Judge sets deadline for Bieber video objections

A Florida judge has set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for Justin Bieber's lawyers to file objections to the release of police video taken after the singer's Jan. 23 arrest in Miami Beach.

Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield ruled Monday that any objections to additional video releases must be ...

Collins finds a welcoming home in Nets locker room

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets.

He signed a 10-day contract, one of the toughest deals in sports because it gives non-superstars almost no time to impress their coaches and teammates in hopes of sticking around.

With this group, Collins did ...

Bill Clinton takes 2014 surrogate role, helps Dems

Bill Clinton, popular in territory unfriendly to President Barack Obama, is reprising his role as a super-surrogate for Democrats battling to keep their Senate majority and win other races. In the long run, Clinton could pick up political chits for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, should she run for president ...

Pfizer and Chesapeake are big market movers

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

NYSE

Chesapeake Energy Corp., up 72 cents to $27.29

The energy company is considering selling or possibly spinning off its oilfield services unit to give shareholders more bang for their ...

Va. man gets 25-to-life for killing NY educator

An ex-Marine from Virginia was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison for killing a New York school superintendent over a long-distance, online relationship between the school official and the man's wife.

A jury in November convicted Anthony Taglianetti, 43, of second-degree murder in the 2012 death ...

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