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NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

In a 44-page report, Inspector General Paul Martin said the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.

2 Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

2 Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

“You served with valor, you made us proud, and your service is with us for eternity,” Obama told the audience, which included Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel — himself a Vietnam veteran — and others who received the Medal of Honor after coming home from the rice paddies of Vietnam.

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials allegedly leaked information about her to the news media.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja California

“It’s the entire corridor” between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, said Deneb Poli, a medical worker at the Hotel Melia Cabo Real.

Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

“When we are totally swamped, that is when we start talking about” hiring, said Emile Winocour, the older of the brothers.

Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

Air France strike amid Europe’s low-cost shakeup

“This is about a project of out-sourcing,” said Jean-Louis Barber, the president of the main Air France pilots’ union, SNPL.

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

A Scottish ‘Yes’ also means exit from EU, NATO

This “risks undermining the collective defense and deterrence of NATO allies,” Britain’s Ministry of Defense has said.

4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

School spokeswoman Lindsay Neil says three students were treated and released after the fire on Monday, and the other was transferred to another hospital because of the extent of the injuries.

Group hits Rep. Coffman on “dark” money

Coffman’s campaign has rejected that deal, calling it a distraction and noting that Romanoff also has a history of benefiting from big money in politics.

Cosimo Matassa, recorded New Orleans R&B, dead, 88

Matassa, who had been ailing since suffering a stroke in 2009, died on Thursday, granddaughter Mia Matassa told The Associated Press.