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Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

Cherie Sharkey, left, weeps for her son Michael Sharkey who died in his used 2006 Chevy Cobalt in Dresden, NY, as she walks with Laura Christian, of Harwood, Md., birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, the first reported victim of the General Motors safety defect, on Capitol Hill in...

Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A delegation of Roman Catholic leaders celebrated Mass along the U.S.-Mexico border to raise awareness about immigration and to pray for policy changes. Several hundred people attended the ceremony Tuesday and a few dozen people peered through the...

Death toll climbs to 27 at Washington mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The official death toll from Washington’s mudslide has increased to 27, with the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office saying 19 victims have been positively identified. That’s up from 24 dead with 18 identified on Monday....
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Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

FILE – This Nov. 20, 2011 file photo shows TV and radio commentator Glenn Beck at the 114th Anniversary Justice Louis Brandeis award Dinner given by the Zionist Organization of America in New York. A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on Friday, March...

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...