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Stories with subject: Political defections
  • Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:27 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.

  • Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:39 pm
  • MIAMI - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:10 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.

  • Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:36 pm
  • DETROIT - Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

  • AP IMPACT: Gov't safety agency missed Cobalt clues 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:17 am
  • DETROIT - For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have enough information about problems with unexpected stalling to establish a trend or open an investigation.

  • Ukraine finds new hero in besieged base commander 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:10 pm
  • KIEV, Ukraine - After Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, a man in a black raincoat turned up at the gate of the Belbek Air Base to demand that Ukrainian forces holed up inside surrender to Russia.

  • House committee moves PTSD sentencing bill 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:40 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs moved a bill Thursday allowing judges to consider post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries as a mitigating factor during sentencings of combat veterans.