Ryan unveils House GOP budget, claiming balance

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is rolling out an updated budget plan that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over the coming decade. The Republican proposal also would balance the government’s books by cutting food stamps,...

Iraqi man goes on trial in fatal beating of wife

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The killing of Kassim Alhimidi’s wife in California drew international attention after their daughter said she found a note by her Iraqi mother’s bludgeoned body that read: “Go back to your country, you terrorist.” Police,...

Choosing jury in Apple-Samsung case may be hard

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jury selection promised to be a challenge for the world’s leading smartphone makers as they continued their patent fight in federal court on Tuesday. The trial in Silicon Valley marks the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits...
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Blast rocks Washington gas plant; 5 workers hurt

In this aerial photo, the Williams Northwest Pipeline plant is seen after a natural gas pipeline ruptured at the plant in Plymouth, Wash., Monday, March 31, 2014. Benton County Sheriff Steven Keane said some gas leaked from the tank to the ground in a containment area and...

Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy...
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New report details racial gap among US children

HOLD FOR RELEASE AT 12:01 A.M. TUESDAY. APRIL 1; A new index based on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success from birth to adulthood by race; 3c x 5 inches; 146 mm x 127 mm; HOLD FOR RELEASE AT 12:01 A.M. TUESDAY. APRIL 1; A new index based on 12 indicators that...
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AP sources: Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

People line up to enroll for health insurance at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, March 31, 2014. The deadline is just hours away to sign up for insurance in the first enrollment period under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. (AP Photo/San...
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Mudslide missing drops to 22; 24 confirmed dead

An American flag hangs from the only cedar post left standing at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia Jaramillo) An American flag hangs from the only cedar post left standing at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Monday,...
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Body in DC park believed to be murder suspect’s

Washington Metro Police and cadets search in Kenilworth Park in Washington, Monday, March 31, 2014. Police have been searching the park in northeast Washington since last week for clues in the case of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, last seen in the company of Kahlil Tatum, a...
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Blast rocks Washington gas plant; 4 workers hurt

In this aerial photo, the Williams Northwest Pipeline plant is seen after a natural gas pipeline ruptured at the plant in Plymouth, Wash., Monday, March 31, 2014. Benton County Sheriff Steven Keane said some gas leaked from the tank to the ground in a containment area and...