By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. NOMINEE FOR DEFENSE A POSSIBLE TRAILBLAZER
If confirmed, Chuck Hagel would the first enlisted soldier and first Vietnam vet to head the Pentagon.
2. CARNAGE IN COLO.
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Huell Howser, the homespun host of public television's popular "California's Gold" travelogues, has died at age 67.
Howser died at his home Sunday night from natural causes, said Ayn Allen, corporate communications manager for KCET.
By GARANCE BURKE and PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An empty oil tanker caused minor damage Monday when it struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while navigating beneath the hulking span, officials said.
The 752-foot Overseas Reymar rammed the tower ab
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A large floating drill rig that ran aground a week ago on a remote Alaska island arrived as planned Monday in the shelter of a Kodiak Island bay after being towed about 45 miles through swells as high as 15 feet, officials said.
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