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13 people hurt in California school bus crash

Authorities say at least 13 people are hurt in a school bus crash in Southern California. More>>

NFL plans to look at bigger playoffs, longer PATs

The NFL plans to discuss expanded playoffs at the owners' meetings next month in Atlanta.
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Chicago to name high school after President Obama

President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him.
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9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

 Critics say a film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York unfairly links Islam and terrorism.
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ABC signs Stephanopoulos to contract extension

ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its "Good Morning America" team to agree to a new deal.
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Cali. Supreme Court refuses to review conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor

The California Supreme Court has refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.  More>>

Survey: Americans plan bigger vacations this year

The frugality of the Great Recession may be history.  More>>

FDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco

 The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.  More>>

2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear. More>>

Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2

The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products. More>>

Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

 Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she believes that the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia. More>>

FDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco

The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.
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Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.
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Bus hits pedestrian, 11 transported to hospital

Eleven people were taken to the hospital after a Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian in Minneapolis.  More>>

Jay Leno to give commencement address at Emerson

Jay Leno is returning to his alma mater, Emerson College, to deliver the commencement address this spring. More>>

High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. More>>

Year after Texas plant blast, no new safety laws

In the year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, not a single state or federal law has been passed geared toward improving safety conditions at such facilities.
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Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.
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New Jersey school sued over 'under God' in pledge

A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.
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Powdered alcohol?

Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. More>>

Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says in a new book that the Constitution should be changed to eliminate individuals' right to own a gun, abolish the death penalty and make it easier to limit spending on elections. More>>

16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight Video included

A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that stirred concern about possible weak spots in the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
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In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon Video included

Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others did it to prove something about their sport, the city or their country. And some were out to prove something to themselves.
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UPDATE: Man dies after being shot at Utah federal courthouse Video included

A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said. More>>

Glitches prompt suspension of Oklahoma tests again

For the second consecutive year, standardized testing for Oklahoma students has been disrupted, prompting the state superintendent to suspend all online testing for the day.
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NYC mayor: May 16 to be Barbara Walters Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio is proclaiming May 16 as "Barbara Walters Day" in New York City.
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Obama hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. More>>

Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

President Barack Obama is heading to Asia, where countries are keeping close watch on the crisis in Ukraine amid territorial tensions with China. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexico Video included

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game

Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.  More>>

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation. More>>

Wisconsin woman writes Boston bombing suspect

A Baraboo woman says she's been criticized and even threatened for sending letters of support to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
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Man charged with marathon hoax due in court

Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.
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Marathon bombing suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.
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Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Students plan to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume a week after a mass stabbing. More>>

Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park

The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites. More>>

UPDATE: Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line Video included

Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device. More>>

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

A Pittsburgh-area high school is to resume classes one week after a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard, leaving four students still hospitalized. More>>

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. More>>

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing Video included

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack. More>>

April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? More>>

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

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Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. More>>

Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000

A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000. More>>

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City. More>>

Vegan tastefest and expo to be held in Novi

A vegan tastefest and expo is to be held at a Detroit-area conference center. More>>

Obama, Republicans compete for support among women

President Barack Obama and the Republican Party already are competing hard for the support of women in the November elections.  More>>

Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash Video included

It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north. More>>

4 years after Gulf Oil spill, questions on long-term health

As the fourth anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster approaches, workers who cleaned up oil in the Gulf of Mexico are able to file claims for medical problems they developed after the spill.  More>>

Tallest horse, donkey at Midwest Horse Fair

The world's tallest horse and the world's tallest donkey will be in one place this weekend.  More>>

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

 Kiss, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have been ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center.  More>>

Electronic filing of tax returns is now preferred by most taxpayers

More and more taxpayers are entering the digital age in filing their returns.  More>>

Suspect in Wis. newborn kidnap is charged in Iowa

An Iowa prosecutor has filed a child endangerment charge against a woman suspected of kidnapping of a newborn baby and leaving him behind a gas station.
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House passes debt ceiling increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. More>>

Contrast for parties in 2016 presidential race

The early stages of the 2016 presidential contest are worlds apart for Democrats and Republicans. More>>

Company makes good on leaving Colo. over gun laws

One of the country's largest producers of gun magazines is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new gun laws.
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Obama signs up through DC health care exchange

Multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It's a wrap for NASA's Christmas Eve spacewalk. More>>

Amtrak train collides with vehicle in Virginia

Authorities say an Amtrak train has collided with a vehicle in south central Virginia and there are injuries. More>>

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

Cast members of "The Sopranos" were on hand as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini.    More>>

UPDATE: Train derails in New York City

A passenger train has derailed in New York City. More>>

AP source: No right to enrich in Iran deal

A senior Obama administration official says the nuclear deal with Iran does not include recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium. That had been a sticking point in the negotiations between Iran and six world powers, including the United States. The official says the deal includes an agreement that Iran will halt progress on its nuclear program, including a plutonium reactor at the Arak facility. The deal also calls on Iran to neutralize its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpiles. ... More>>

Suspected LAX gunman charged

Federal prosecutors have filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against the unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport.    More>>

Slain LAX TSA officer remembered as a family man

The 100-foot pylons at Los Angeles International Airport will be lit blue this weekend in honor of a transportation security officer who was killed in a shooting.    More>>

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